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Weekly Update 17th October

Dear Parents,
I can’t believe there is only one more week until half term… where is the time going?!
In Literacy this week the children have been reading a poem called ‘Love it or Loathe it’. They had to consider various situations and scenarios, and decide whether they belonged in the ‘love it’ verse or the ‘loathe it’ verse. We had some very interesting discussions! The children later wrote their own verses for the poem focussing on activities they love to do. Later in the week, for Big Writing, the children wrote information about the four seasons, linking to our Topic learning. I am so impressed with the number of children writing independently – it makes me a very happy teacher!
In Maths this week we have finished our unit about measuring. The children enjoyed moving around our classroom (and the whole school!) using metre sticks to measure length. We have been encouraging them to strive for accuracy and to use the correct vocabulary when completing their tasks. We ended the week thinking about symmetrical patterns and pictures. The children enjoyed painting a symmetrical butterfly and loved creating half of a symmetrical pattern/picture for their friends to complete!
In our Topic lessons we have completed our unit about seasonal changes. The children have considered how the seasons affect both humans and animals. At the end of the week we looked at data collected over the last ten days regarding clothes that had been worn during the changeable weather. The children have presented the data in a pictogram – our first attempt at data handling in Year 1! We will finish our Marvellous Me topic next week with a short RE unit about friendships and emotions.
It was wonderful to meet so many of you at this week’s Parents’ Evenings. I do hope you found the feedback useful and that you enjoyed looking through your child’s books.
Please note that we will finish school at 3:10pm on Thursday for the half term break. After noticing a few tired faces in the classroom this week I know some of the children are ready for a short break!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend,
Miss Freeman