Year 1

Welcome to Year 1
Welcome to Year 1 
This half term our theme is 'Superheroes'. We have had some wonderful Superhero masks created over the Christmas break. They are on display in our classrooms!
Our topic has started with 'Superhero Day'. As part of the day we arranged for an international artist to visit and how the children how to draw Superheroes. Mr Taylor was fantastic and we all learned so much from his session. We spent the rest of the day undertaking 'Superhero training'. The children had a great time completing a range of activities and challenges. 
In Science this half term, the children will be learning about animals and their habitat. We will be making our own habitats in Design and Technology, please send in a shoe box for your child to use. In History, we are learning about our local history studying Benjamin Disraeli. The children will be looking at Hughenden Manor in Art, so please visit if you can. 
Please continue to support your child with their daily Reading and Maths. This half term we are working on recall of number facts, focusing on number bonds to 10 and linking them to our number bonds to 20. 
A reminder that we have PE lessons on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please ensure your child has an appropriate outdoor PE kit sent into school. 
Superhero Day
We had a fantastic Superhero day to begin our topic. 
Our special visitor Mr Taylor taught us all about Superheroes and how to draw them. We completed 'Superhero training' and did lots of fun challenges and activities. 

In this half term we are reading a range of Superhero stories. We have started reading 'Superworm' by Julia Donaldson and will be reading 'Traction man' in the next few weeks. 

Our writing focus is saying the sentence and writing it using our Fred fingers. We are especially working on including every sound within each word and writing our letters correctly on the line. 

In Maths we are embedding our understanding of numbers to 20. We are working on our recall of number bonds to 10 and using them to help with number bonds to 20. 
We have been adding and subtracting, and becoming more familiar with calculations. The children are practising writing addition and subtraction number sentences and solving them by drawing their own number lines. 
We are now practising counting forwards and backwards to 100, so do practise with your children at home.
As part of our work on Benjamin Disraeli we have been learning about what it means to be a Prime Minister. Here are some videos of what we would do if we were the Prime Minister. 

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