Year 1 have been busy this week preparing for our class assembly on the theme of Teamwork.  The children performed beautifully to Year 1 and 2 – they spoke clearly, sat smartly and taught everyone about the value of working together.  Very well done, Year 1!

In the classroom, we have been immersing ourselves in fact books this week. We went on a scavenger hunt to look for all the different features of fact books, and learnt how to use a contents page, glossary and index page. It was wonderful to see the children poring over the information books, using the contents pages confidently and absorbing lots of new facts!  We are excited to write our own fact files next week all about African animals.

In mathematics, we have been exploring length and height.  The children compared different lengths and heights, and learned how to measure using non-standard units such as unifix cubes.  The children worked in pairs to estimate first and then to measure, using previous measurements to inform their estimations.  We also learnt that when using a ruler, it is essential to measure from 0cm.

We are very much looking forward to our Year 1 class trip to Hanwell Zoo on Wednesday, 20 March, and are hoping for good weather! Do please make sure your child brings their school coat with a hood, in case of any showers.