Week 17

Date: 18th Jan 2019 @ 9:25am

This week we have been learning more about Queen Victoria as an introduction to our unit on how children lived in the past.  We are very much looking forward to our visit to Macclesfield Heritage Centre in a couple of weeks' time.  In Literacy we assessed the children's spelling of some high frequency words (all, no, are, he, be, her, me, she, go, my, the, you, to, we, they, was); the problem is always that the children spell these words very well in a test and then struggle to use the correct spellings in their sentences.  If they use these spellings for homework, please would you encourage them to use the correct spelling.  In maths this week we have started to introduce the concept of early multiplication.  The children do not need to learn their times tables in Year One but should be able to count in 2s, 5s and 10s and to understand the concept of "lots of" (as in 3 lots of 2, 5 lots of 4 etc).  In art we have continued to look at the artist David Hockney and to use iPads to produce some digital artwork, and in science we have started to look at materials.

Many thanks if you volunteered to accompany us to All Saints Church next week - we now have enough volunteers overall although we are having to combine a couple of classes to ensure that there are sufficient adult helpers for all the children.  We will be still going if it is wet but will be making a last minute decision in the event of ice or snow.

Our homework this week is about materials to help support our science curriculum this term.

With best wishes

The Year One Team