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Weekly Update 5

Dear Parents,
 
It’s been another hard-working week here in Year 1. The children have been sharing their shape homework pictures with each other, and we were all amazed by the different pictures that were created. Another homework task for this week is available on our class page (below).
 
As well as reminding ourselves about familiar 2D shapes, the children have been learning about measuring in our Maths lessons. I have been so impressed with the number of children wanting to challenge themselves and further their own learning. We have measured objects using cubes, rulers and metre sticks – the children very much enjoyed some Mr Men themed measuring investigations today!
 
In Literacy the children have enjoyed reading the story ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’. We have been thinking about the use of alliteration in the title, and the children have created some new story titles of their own. Next week they will be writing their own version of the story.
 
In our Topic lessons we have been learning about our local area. The children have thought about the journey that a letter makes from being written to being delivered. They also drew maps of the local area, showing Cedar Avenue, Mary’s Mead and Park Parade. The trip on Thursday morning was a great success – a very big THANK YOU to Mrs Bevins, Mrs Carter, Mrs Vittle, Mrs Thomson-Bray and Mrs Hall for accompanying us. The children enjoyed completing shop surveys, traffic counts and shopper questionnaires. They were also very excited to post a letter to Cedar Park School – two letters have already arrived today so we are keeping our eyes peeled for the rest!
 
Next week is our Harvest Festival Assembly (Friday, 9:15am). During the week we will be learning about how bread is made and where various foods come from. We are hoping to complete some taste testing and baking sessions on Monday and Tuesday – do let me know if you would like to pop in and help out with some baking!
 
I’m off to dance the night away at the school disco now… I hope you all have a lovely weekend,
 
Miss Freeman  
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