Wow, what a busy first half term it has been! Topaz Class have settled really well into Year One and are becoming confident with all their new responsibilities. We have dived into our new Power of Reading books, visited the wilderness and have got stuck into our new Arts Afternoons.
 
In English we have read ‘Snail and the Whale’ and ‘One Day on Our Blue Planet-The Savannah’. We have created missing posters, postcards from Africa and have met Naomi Noun, Adam Adjective and Veronica Verb who have helped us develop our writing skills.
 
We have enjoyed linking our Power of Reading books to our afternoon topics. In Science we have learned about animal classification, animal diets and our 5 senses. In Art we have created some effective lion pictures using leaves we collected from the wilderness and we have been used atlases and Google Earth to explore the Savannah, thinking about all the different animals we may see there.
 
In maths we have been working hard on place value, learning about adding 1 more, 1 less and 10 more and 10 less and we have applied this to activities in our books.
 
Well done Topaz Class for working so hard this first half term. I have been really impressed with how super your behaviour has become. Next term we will continue to practice quieter transitions.
 
Have a happy and safe half term and I look forward to seeing you all again.
 
Miss Stuart
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Topaz, what another amazing half term it has been! You are now fully fledged Year 1 children as you have now completed you first full term and it is so lovely to see how much you have all grown in independence and confidence.

We have had a fantastic, busy and exciting half term full of learning based around our Power of Reading texts.

First we read Pattan’s Pumpkin, where we learnt all about India, tasted pumpkin soup and created some amazing pieces of art work. We used water colours and based our pictures on Frané Lessac’s work of the Indian mountain ranges.

Then we read Claude in the City where we learnt some French, created a 3D map of his journey through Paris and wrote stories of his new adventures.

In maths we have spent lots of time becoming super secure in number, visited ‘Miss Stuart’s shop’ and bought lots of yummy treats using coins and created a Santa sleigh using 2D shapes.

Well done Topaz for working so hard this term and I wish you a happy and safe Christmas holidays. I look forward to hearing all about it in 2020!

Miss Stuart