Year 1 have had a great term so far and we are thoroughly enjoying our new topic ‘Does Farming Matter?’
In English, we have been focusing on stories linked to farming. We started off with Jack and the Beanstalk and we made up an alternative ending for the story, using our imaginations to think about what could be at the top of the beanstalk. We then read the stories of The Enormous Turnip and The Little Red Hen.
In maths, we started off by focusing on multiplication and division. We learned how to count in 2s, 5s and 10s. We also learned about doubling and halving numbers. We then moved on to learn about fractions. We focused on finding halves and quarters of shapes and quantities. Finally, we learned about position and direction. We did a lot of practical lessons outside and learned how to use the correct vocabulary to describe directions and the positions of objects.
In Science, we have been learning about plants which fits in perfectly with our growing topic. We have been learning about wildflowers and the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees. We enjoyed spending a lot of time outside identifying different plants and trees.
In PE, we have continued doing tennis with some coaches from Canterbury Tennis Club. We had great fun learning different tennis skills. We have also been practising different skills in preparation for Sports Day next term.
We enjoyed a special day at school to celebrate the King’s Coronation where we took part in a carousel of activities around school. We all dressed up in red, white and blue and enjoyed fish and chips on the field at lunchtime. In RE with Mrs Plum, we have been learning about how Jewish people celebrate the Shabbat. We made spice boxes and Challah bread from playdough.