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Class Blog Autumn 2 – Year 1 – Elephant Class


We are nearly at the end of our 1st half term and the children have continued to settle into the routine of being in Year 1. We have been continuing with our daily handwriting sessions, concentrating on how to sit correctly and hold our pencil. They are showing real determination and already there has been a huge improvement, which is visible in their writing. The children are working hard during their phonics lessons and Mrs Elliott has received some phonic booklets back showing that the children have been applying what they have learnt to activities at home – well done adults for helping!


In Maths we have continued to look at place value and the children have been using vocabulary such as; 1 more and 1 less with a lot more confidence. This week we started looking at addition and what happens to a number when you add another number to it. In English we have read 3 books in detail, The Gruffalo, The Little Red Hen and The Gigantic Turnip. The children have learnt actions to tell the story of The Little Red Hen and written sentences to describe the characters from the Gigantic turnip. The children have been really engaged in their learning and this is evident when looking at their work.


The children are still impressing Mrs Elliott and Miss Willmore with how well they have settled into Year 1. Keep it up Elephants.


Class Blog – Year 1 – Elephant Class


What a fabulous start to Year 1 for all the children. We have had lots of new routines to learn since they started on their first day and have done an excellent job in remembering them all – well done! The children are progressing well with their phonics and have been practising their handwriting every day. In maths, we have been looking at place value and the children have been using vocabulary such as 1 more and 1 less. They had lots of fun selecting a number card and making the value with multilink, however the classroom looked like a multilink explosion had occurred!


In PE, we have been practising how to get changed quickly and independently and in our lessons have been working on balancing and multiskills. The children love to run around and it is lovely to see them working together confidently.


They are working well as a team and have impressed lots of adults that have visited our classroom. Mrs Elliott and Miss Willmore are really pleased to have such a kind and caring class. Keep it up Elephants.

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