We shall be continuing our work on information texts as well as doing lots of reading related activities for Book Week!
In maths next week we shall be doing some problem solving involving both addition and subtraction. The children will be able to apply the calculation strategies already taught and develop their understanding of mathematical vocabulary.
If you would like to support this work at home, then posing simple number problems using adding or taking away would be helpful. This can just be done verbally. For example:
There are 12 birds in a tree. 5 fly away. How many are left?
Tom has 7 blue cars and 8 green cars. How many cars does he have altogether?
I have 13 stickers in my sticker book. On Monday I get 4 more. How many are there now?
There are 10 biscuits on a plate. Dad eats 3. How many are there now?
Some children will need to work with numbers within 10, some are able to use numbers to 20 and some are confident with numbers beyond this.
Next week is Book Week! On Wednesday we shall be having a visit from author Kristina Stephenson.
On Friday children are invited to come to school dressed up as their favourite book character. If possible, please bring in a copy of the book so that your child can talk about their character.
Also on Friday we are holding a book sale. Please bring in any books that you are happy to donate on Friday morning. Children will have the opportunity to buy a book for 50p.
If you are able to help us out running the sale for an hour or two on Friday morning then please speak to Miss Horsepool.
Internet Safety Day
Tuesday is Internet Safety Day. The children will be bringing home a competition consisting of a poster to decorate. We will have discussed aspects of Internet Safety in school with them. Please see the blog post on the main St Martins School page for more information.
School Closure Day
Just a reminder that we are closed on Monday 6th Feb for a staff training day.
Year 1 team