# Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

This year we have Miss Philliskirk (1KP Butterflies) and Mrs Richards (1AR Ladybirds). We are lucky to have Mrs Stuart, Mrs Begum, Mrs Begum, Mrs Khanom, Mrs Islam and Mrs Service who will be helping us at different times throughout the week..

Key days:

Wednesday- PE and library. Please ensure your children bring their P.E kit and their library book

Reading books inside book bags are to be brought to school each day and will be changed once a week.

Thank you for your continued support

## We have been learning about similes in English linking it to our Flowers and Insects topic. The children thought about the insects they held and how they felt. We then thought of some similies to describe them.

As sticky as blue tack, selotape, chewing gum.
As hard as a rock, a brick, a punch.
As long as rope, hair, a number line.
As fast as a cheetah, a rocket, a shooting star.
As wet as raindrops, the rain forest, slime.

## E-Safety

We recently looked at staying safe on the internet and discussed what we would use it for. The children became familiar with the following rules...

## Music and DT

The children got the opportunity to use their homemade musical instruments. We focused on the pitch and tempo and linked this to how insects and animals move. The children then played their instruments accordingly.

## Santa came to visit....

waiting for santa
here he comes
giving presents to the children
excited children with their presents

## The children have been carrying on with counting in 2s.

Putting the correct amount into purses.

shocked
terrified
frightened
angry
afraid
happy
relieved
ecstatic
shocked

## The children have been learning number bonds to 10 in Maths. Some children moved onto number bonds to 20. Here are two examples of their fantastic work!

number bonds to 10 sums
number bonds to 20 problem solving

## Counting to 100!

Every day we warm up ready for maths by counting to 100 whilst exercising. Here is 1KP in action...

## In maths we have been reading and writing numbers to 20. Here are some of the children in 1KP butterflies hard at work....

Ordering numbers 11-20
Counting the ladybird spots and writing the number
Practising their formation of numbers
Beautiful number formation

## Maths Day

On Friday (7th) we had special visitors who performed a maths show for us. We then had an afternoon all around shape linking to the maths performance.

## In English we celebrated Roald Dahl day for our first two weeks back at school and read the story Fantastic Mr Fox. As the title of the book used an adjective, the children wrote adjectives to describe themselves so we could get to know their personalities. Some children even used alliteration! Here are some of the adjectives the children in 1KP used to describe themselves.

Cheeky Mustakim!!
Smiley Zayan
Happy Hassnain

## Take a look at our first IPC topic this year.

We have been looking at Giuseppe Arcimboldo and his work around creating artwork faces from fruit and vegetables. Take a look at the fruit/veg faces the children in 1KP butterflies have created inspired by Giuseppe.

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