Autumn Term

‘Wow, what a busy first half term it has been! Aquamarine 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 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.

Well done Aquamarine Class for working so hard this first half term. I have been really impressed with how polite you are as a class and how kind and caring you are toward each other. Next term we are going to working on stopping ad listening as soon as our class bells are rung.

Have a happy and safe half term and I look forward to seeing you all again.

Miss Ireson’