Year 1 entered a local Christmas art competition. They enjoyed drawing while listening to our Christmas performance songs. We were very impressed that the children used the techniques taught this term. They used a range of marks for effect and purposefully choose marks to show different textures.
Year 1 are learning about subtraction. One of our stem sentences is “a whole minus a part is equal to a part.” We are now ready to build upon our knowledge of fact families to find all eight facts in a fact family. We are also still remembering to use our number bonds to find parts.
Today we did a practical lesson with chocolate buttons. We identified the whole number and the parts. We discussed what happened when we ate a chocolate using our story words “First..Then..Now”. Finally, we wrote our number sentences.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Thank you to our parents and grandparents for joining us at our reading café. We enjoyed listening to a story from our reading spine and completing our activities with you. We hope you liked our tiger parade as we left the hall.
India class celebrated Maths Day by completing a range of activities. We explored the number zero, played a memory scavenger hunt game, coloured by number, sorted money into past and present, did coin rubbing, played Dotty Six, completed a maths jigsaw, practised our number formations and sang number songs.
It was a busy, exciting and enjoyable day.
Year 1 had a fantastic morning learning about life in the past in Wymondham. The lovely and very informative staff at Wymondham Heritage Museum explained how shopping has changed since the 1930s and brought life to shopping experiences. The children also had an opportunity to handle objects such as brushes, bags, jars and records.
In the afternoon, the children used what they had seen to complete writing activities.
Year 1 have worked very hard with a range of drawing tools such as charcoal, pencil chalk and pastel to make marks. Initially, we investigated the tools on a variety of materials. Then we learnt how to use drawing techniques such as hatching, cross hatching, zig-zags, blending and smudging. Finally, we applied what we had learnt to draw an animal and to add texture by using a range of drawing marks. We are proud of our work.