Welcome to the Bumblebee class
What a busy first few weeks we have all had settling into Year 1! Both Mrs Coaten and Mrs Drewery are very proud of how the Bumblebee children have been ready to learn and embraced all that has been new so far.
The children have enjoyed seeing their school friends again after the long summer break whilst welcoming a couple of new children to the class also.
We have been very busy with our maths skills, focussing on counting, representing numbers in different ways and reading and writing numerals to one hundred. We have begun to count in 2s and 10s and enjoy testing out lots of different active ways of doing this! The children are also learning to give reasons for their mathematical ideas and answers.
We have also continued to build upon our phonic skills whilst still practising some of the more difficult middle vowel sound spellings taught in Reception. In English, the children have enjoyed listening to a variety of stories, such as ‘The Disgusting Sandwich’ and ‘Bear wants more’, and talking about the settings within them.
There have been lots of other fun things too:
PE both inside and outside;
Geography - we have looked at where we went on holiday and what countries make up the UK;
Computing - We have been Bug Hunting and then taking photographs of our findings;
Science - We have talked about living and non-living things, thinking and learning about their shared features, for example living things needing water. We are now beginning to look at habitats, and why different animals live in different places.
DT - We have been looking at the faces on different dolls and thinking about the materials they have been made with. Look below at a couple of the fantastic drawings produced by children after their investigations!
RE – The children have enjoyed bringing in a special item or picture from home to share and talk about with their friends this week. There were some very special and interesting items!
We are very much looking forward to the topics developing further and learning much more. Please come and see us if you have any questions or if you could be a regular helper in school (this doesn’t have to be every week).
We may give tasks for the children to do by putting stickers in their reading diary so please check these regularly. Also, any children who have done at least five home reads a week get a stamp in their reading diary. Well done to all those regular readers so far!