Today we let the children lead us through writing a weekly blog.

*** Purple Class ***

Our big write was about “The Great Paper Caper”. We planned our stories by drawing a story map on Wednesday when some parents visited Purple Class to learn with us.

Chace reminded us that on Tuesday Adam Guillain did a workshop with the whole school and Year 1 acted out the story The Magic Sack. “Quack Quack Quack I want my money back!”. They retold the story using actions and drew the story maps.

Leo and Ziyad explained that in Maths we are learning how to split things (2-d and 3-d shapes) and numbers in two equal parts.We used the part-part-whole model to help us. We had to remember that the 2 parts have to be the same/equal.

In Computing, we are learning to insert clipart into a Word document, change the size of our pictures, insert text and save it.

In Geography, we are learning about maps. In RE, in the last two weeks, we have produced a beautiful stained glass window where each of us draw and painted one tile to form our class window. We described what each design means to us and we love to see the light shinning through.

Green Class wrote an e-mail to Mrs De Vynck reporting their own activities this week.

In Maths this week we have been doing our number bonds, seeing if a number is equal or unequal and sharing it between two. We folded shapes in half with one fold making it equal on both sides.

We have been doing our big write and we were so grown up that we did it with no help. We retold the story of the Great Paper Caper. We needed to remember our capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. We were really proud of the work that we did.

In Geography we were drawing maps of our school and had to remember where the shops were, the Juniors and the Church.

On Tuesday the Author came to visit. He did some really good quick drawing and we really enjoyed the story he told.

We asked the children in both Year 1 classes what they like most in our school day and here are some of their answers:

  • Handwriting
  • Maths: Number bonds ~ Halving and Doubling ~ Number bonds to 10: Johan)
  • Read Write Inc
  • Playtime
  • Golden Time on Fridays
  • Art
  • Lunch time
  • Big Write
  • Book Club
  • Daily mile
  • RE and arts
  • PE
  • Assembly
  • We love everything

We hope you enjoy talking to your children about their learning in school.

Have a lovely weekend,

Year 1 team


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