This week we have had a fantastic week in Year 1. We have begun learning about Romeo and Juliet and the children have been very excited taking part in drama activties. This is part of a RSC project with a cluster of local schools. The children learn much of the story ‘on their feet’ as it was written as a play to be performed. They have made some freeze frames of the Capulets and Montagues and taken some walks around Verona. They are doing some lovely writing too and we are so proud of them.
In maths, we have begun looking at our numbers to 20 and have been practising forming these correctly. Next week, we will be learning more about place value in the context of numbers to 20. We will talk about tens and ones. Some children continue to reverse the teen numbers e.g. 41 for 14. Learning about place value will help to reinforce the correct positioning of numerals.
Regarding the knowledge organiser sheet we recently sent home about our topic of materials, we hope these are proving useful in highlighting to you what the children will be learning in school. Any conversations or games you can play with your child to discuss the information about materials would be really helpful. They could go on a material hunt at home and find objecets made from wood, plastic, fabric etc. They could sort materials into opaque and transparent.
Thank you for your ongoing support with home reading. One or two children in each class are still regularly forgetting to bring their books in in the morning and, therefore, are unable to change their books. Please could you ensure that their books are put back into their bag each evening after you have read them together.
The NSPCC representative came back to school on Wednesday to do a special assembly thanking them (and you) for all the brilliant fundraising.