So much work has been done by the children in Year 1 this week that they will surely be exhausted by the weekend!
In Mathematics the children have been halving by sharing buttons equally between two bags. The children have consolidated their learning by halving amounts by weighing using non-standard units of measurement. It clearly helps the children to use concrete apparatus to enable them to understand the concept of halving. This will lead on to the more abstract idea of halving of a number.
Next take a look at the children's flag designs. A pupil asked Mr Edwards about the French flag and how it came to be like it is.... this led to work designing a personal flag where the children could record those things that are important to them.
It looks like the children have had so much fun in their English lessons. As you know, the Year 1 topic at the moment is all about France. Wally is planning to open a cafe in Paris and has decided to include that favourite French classic, ratatouille. First the children helped Wally to refine his recipe. They were chopping courgettes,aubergines, tomatoes,red and yellow peppers and mixing them with tomato puree and Wally's secret blend of herbs. After cooking in the microwave the dish was ready for tasting. The next step will be to write a recipe for Wally to use in the cafe. Of course the children will be using imperatives to write their instructions.
In phonics some children having been sorting phonemes, digraphs and trigraphs.
Finally, for a little light relief after all their hard work, Year 1 dressed up warmly and went outside to build a snowman!