Year 1: Weekly round up

What an exciting first week back Year 1 have had! We started the week launching our new topic, Jack and the Beanstalk. You can read about that in the previous post. Thankfully the Giant never did come down the beanstalk!

We have also started growing our very own magic beans! We first had to colour in a castle which we attached to a stick for the beanstalk to grow up. We then added some soil to a plant pot, planted a bean and then watered it. Now we wait for the beanstalk to appear through the soil. We will keep a record each week of how it has growing. We’ll need to measure how long it is, count how many leaves there are write about anything else we have noticed.

In Maths we have been learning about odd and even numbers. We used the example of sweets and discovered that even numbers can be shared between two people. Some children asked if we could split any remaining sweets in half, but with even numbers they must be shared equally without splitting any sweets. The children really grasped this concept and produced some excellent work, da iawn!

In Phonics we have been learning all about the ‘oi’ sound. We found it in words such as foil, coin and join. When we planted our beans, some children also noticed the sound in the word ‘soil’ as well.

Next week is Welsh week where we will be learning a Welsh nursery rhyme for the shool Eisteddfod as well as creating some craft for the art competition. You can read about in the separate news post.

Have a lovely weekend Year 1. Hope you’re not to tired from all that fun at the disco…..

Mr Hall and Ms Scott