It was lovely to welcome the children back after the long holidays! They quickly got used to their new classroom and the new mix of class mates. For the first two weeks we had a focus on getting to know our class, our new routines and expectations and created our class rules to agree together how we behave in Year 1.
On the first day we started with a bang (or crack) with our eggciting Egg Challenge. The children had to work in small groups to cushion a raw egg and protect it from breaking when it was thrown. They used all sorts of junk materials, cotton wool, bubble wrap and a lot of masking tape. We had mixed success but a lot of fun!
In History we have been looking at toys from the past and we have been lucky to have some very old toys brought in from home. We used a feely box to explore old toys and think about what they were made from. The old toys have gone into our Toy Museum which the children can visit.
In Numeracy, we have been working with numbers to 10. We have been learning about one more and one less, greater than, less than and equal to. We have used part-whole models to partition numbers and learn about number bonds.
Improving our writing is a key target for Year 1 so we have focused on our key text Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book along with traditional tales and completed some fantastic sequencing and retelling.
Well done everybody for a brilliant start to Year 1!