Can you name some 2D and 3D shapes? We have been learning about shapes this week , doing activities such as: shape hunts making hexagon monsters and honeycombs Creating shape pictures cutting shapes out of playdough building with blocks Here is one of our favourite shape songs! Can you name some 2D and 3D shapes […]
We have been learning about colour this week in Art. We learned about the primary colours – blue, red and yellow and how we could mix them to make new colours. Can you remember which colours we can make? Blue + red = blue + yellow = red + yellow =
We have been learning about Diwali, the Hindu festival of Light, in RE. Last week we learned the story of Rama and Sita and this week we did some artwork for a display, we think you’ll agree that it is beautiful! We coloured Rangoli patterns and Diva lamp pictures, designed Mehndi patterns and created Ravana.
Playdough is a fantastic resource for lots of different learning activities: • Addition and subtraction (see blog post for subtraction playdough smash) • Creating characters • Building • Writing numbers and words – so much more exciting than normal spelling practice! • Pattern making • Finger gym – helping build finger and hand muscles • […]
Over the past few weeks the children have been working hard to learn the names and locations of the 7 continents. Here are a few games to help you learn them and their locations. Continents Game Continents labelling Can you remember the names of the continents?
For the next two weeks we will be looking at addition and subtraction in Maths. Below are some ways that you could help at home, whilst keeping Maths fun! Addition and subtraction in Year 1 is all about being able to add/take away numbers within 20 (extended to larger numbers when able to). We use […]
Hopefully you have all seen in your child’s reading record that we will be holding regular reading prize draws! If you want to be in with a chance of winning simply follow these steps: • read some or all of your home reader • get a grown up to sign your reading record • bring […]
What are Number Bonds? Number bonds are also often referred to as ‘number pairs’. They are simply the pairs of numbers that make up a given number. Children in Year 1 are expected to know number bonds to 10 and number bonds to 20 by the end of the year. E.g. 6+4 = 10 / […]
For the next 2 weeks we are going to be looking at the story of Handa’s Hen by Eileen Brown, set in Africa. The children will be retelling the story, acting parts of it out, drawing pictures and thinking of their own adjectives to describe the animals. Click the link below for a video version […]