Autumn Term

How quickly this first half term has flown by! Amber class have settled well into Year 1 and have been doing lots of exciting learning.

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 using 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

We have been focusing on our core Hampton Wick behaviours this half term and we have a big bright sun in our class reminding us to learn and let others learn, use kind words and kind actions and to be honest. We recently did a fun activity in teams making paper chains and we realised that we all do better when we work together. We are now very motivated to fill our gem jar up!

Have an enjoyable half term.

Mrs Bloggs