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Term 1 Week 3 and 4

The children have been continuing leaning all about Materials. We have been grouping and matching objects to their material. We have also been exploring meanings of new vocabulary through our learning of properties of Materials. We have learned words like transparent, opaque and waterproof. You can continue this work at home by talking to your child about everyday materials and their properties!

In Maths we have been adding and subtracting. The children have been learning to represent their work using objects, pictures and number sentences. They have been exploring language such as more, less, plus, minus, add, subtract, take away. We have also had a focus on Number bonds to 10. They have been matching two numbers together to add up to 10!

In English we have been focusing on Recounts. We have used our trip to Berkeley Castle as a basis for our English lessons. We have been using to say and write conjunctions in our sentences.

Our Year 1 Trip

The children thoroughly enjoyed visiting Berkeley Castle. Firstly, we explored the castle and saw the dungeon where Edward II was kept prisoner. There were many paintings in the castle and the children asked our guides lots of questions regarding them and other artefacts. After, exploring the different features and history of the castle. The children were able to explore its surroundings; we went to the Butterfly House, dressed up as kings, queens, knights, dragons and horses and played games in the gardens. Our only disappointment is that there were not enough hours in the day to explore the grounds further. The children were very well behaved J



A Phonic Mat was sent home today - this is to support your childs learning of phonics at home. We have been learning/revising these sounds and will be moving on to new sounds in term 2. Please ensure you encourage your child to practice these sounds at home. The children are assessed regularly and will continue their work on phonics throughout the year.

There will be a parents meeting in Term 2 to discuss phonics in more detail in preparation for their phonic test in June!

  • Barley Close Community Primary School
  • Barley Close, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, BS16 9DL
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