KS1 – Newsletter – 22.3.24

It’s been another great week in KS1 and it ended on a high today as we enjoyed the African workshop. We heard an amazing story and were able to join in adding sounds and music alongside. If you come to our parent workshop on Monday at 2.30, you will hear more about it.

In English, Year One have continued to use ‘The Cheetah’s whisker’ story as their stimulus for their own story. They have been planning the setting, characters and events for their own story about how a character has to get a feather or claw etc.. from an animal. They then wrote and published their story. Year Two have also been writing and publishing their African tale.

Year One have been learning about capacity in Maths this week. They have been looking at how much is in a container using nearly full, nearly empty, half full etc.. They have also looked at how many of one container can fit into another and solved various problems with a capacity focus. Year Two have been consolidating what they have been learning over the last term. One group have finished their work on division and their other group have continued practising their multiplication and arrays.

In Science, the children have all been continuing to learn about animals and the categories that they would fit into. They then used a new skill of answering questions and completing a tree diagram to answer them and work out which animal would fit into that category.

In RE, both Year One and Year Two have been looking at the Easter story. Year two have been recalling the events that happened on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Year One, began to look at the different ways that people observe Easter traditions eg. Easter egg hunts, making Easter gardens, sending Easter cards, going to church services etc..

We have all been looking at maps and the use of keys in Geography. This week, the children developed their own key, deciding what picture to use for each building and then created their own map of a town, using their key.

We enjoyed the fresh air and exploration in Forest schools. We used natural materials to make animal pictures and though about where they could live.

Having practised using the Beebots last week and making them move around the map of Africa, this week the children began to follow some set instructions. They had to program the Beebot to travel from one country to another. They also had to give instructions to tell someone how to get from one country to another.

In PSHE, Year One have continued to learn about money. They have had some good discussions about money and when to save and spend, They thought about what things they need to spend money on and what things they want to spend money on.

Next week is week 1:

PE: Friday – for all of Key Stage One

PPA day. Forest school – Tuesday for all of Key Stage One

Diary Dates:

Monday 25th March – 2.30pm Parent’s celebration

Wednesday 27th March – Break up for Easter at 3.20

Thursday 28th March – Training day

Monday 15th March – Return to school

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