It has been another eventful and busy week in O1 as the children continue to get used to life in year 1. The week started with their first singing lesson and they enjoyed learning to pitch their voices at different levels and discovering new songs.
During out literacy lessons we have been looking at 'Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. The main focus was seeing the order of the story and the children did very well predicting and commenting on what they saw. They enjoyed joining in with the actions and repeating phrases and as a class we went on our own walk to look for a bear. The children wrote the different places they went to and sounded out their words independently. In the PE session we were able to think and experiment with different ways of moving on our hunt and what thick oozy mud is like.
In maths we have been developing our number formation skills and looking at different ways to work out 1 more and less numbers. This has seen the children grow in confidence in number skills and this something we will continue throughout the year.
The children have been given number and letter formation sheets and it is important that they practice using these at home.
Finally the week was rounded off by looking at passports and why they are needed to travel. The children were able to give good reasons as to why and then had fun making their own, using describing words in their work.