Explorers Class - Year 1
Welcome to Explorer Class!
We are starting Year One, exploring our amazing bodies and using our super senses to explore the world.
This week we are continuing exploring our 5 senses, thinking about our sense of smell, trying to recognise different things by the way they smell. We are also thinking about ways to look after our amazing bodies and as part of Black History Month learning about Mary Seacole who with Florence Nightingale looked after injured and ill soldiers.
Last week we sorted Hoola-Hoops by their different flavours. We also tasted different smoothies and made our own strawberry, peach and grape Smoothie. We thought about which foods were healthy and which were not.
Weekly Sounds Write
We are learning that one sound can be spelt in different ways, for example, "c" "k" & "ck" and "ch" & "tch" and "w" & "wh". We are continuing looking at reading and writing CCVCC words this week. For example clasp and drink. We are also consolidating our learning that one sound can be formed by two letters, for example sh, ch, th, wh and qu.
In handwriting we are reinforcing writing our curly caterpillar letters, focussing on e, f and s.
This week we are looking at the Part Whole Model and how we can make a number in different ways and different ways of writing number sentences. For example we know we can also write 1+4=5 as 4+1=5, 5=1+4 and 5=4+1.
We are also beginning to learn our number bonds for numbers 1 to 10, for example that 5 can be made by 0+5, 1+4, 2+3, 3+2, 4+1 and 5+0.
Homework - Reading books will come home on Monday and Thursday. There is some optional senses homework ready for the holidays on the Google Classroom site.
PE is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so please only bring PE its in on those days. We will be doing all our PE lessons outside so please make sure your child has appropriate clothes and trainers that they can do up by themselves. Please can you also make sure all PE kit is labelled with names, so we can return mislaid PE kit. Thank you.
Explorer's Golden Rules
We have agreed these as our Golden Rules
Try Our Best
Tell the Truth
Listen and Do
Diary Dates for Explorer Class
Parents Evenings - week beginning 12th October
School Photos - Friday 6th November