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Week ending 30.4.21

We can’t believe it is the summer term already! The year has flown by and we are looking forward to making the most of children’s last term of Year 1.

In English, we have been learning about ‘The Storm Whale’ by Benji Davies. The children have done some wonderful writing inspired by the book, focusing on including key components of a sentence, such as a full stop, capital letter, fingers spaces, and saying the sentence aloud to check it makes sense.

In Maths, we have been solving word problems and using part-whole diagrams linked to addition and subtraction. This has been challenging, but the children have really persevered with their learning.

We have began learning about Animals (including humans) in Science, and started by naming animals and categorising them. The children sorted animals in a venn diagram using criteria they set themselves, such as ‘has four legs’ or ‘lives in the water’. We then learned about the animals classification as either mammals, birds, fish, reptiles or amphibians, and ordered them into these categories.

The children have began designing ‘an island home’ as part of our Design and Technology. We looked at a variety of different homes, before the children produced 3 designs of their own, then settled on a final design. We look forward to making them soon!

Finally, in Forest School this week, it was wonderful to be back in the outdoors, where buds on the trees have turned into leaves, making all of Forest School much greener. We have built a new swing in Forest School, which was very popular, and to coincide with our learning about animals, the children helped me build a new Minibeast Mansion where we can observe bugs that will hopefully make the mansion their habitats!

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend everybody, and see you next week!

Mr Bennett

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