In maths we have been furthering our knowledge of addition by looking at addition fact families.  The children discovered that the order of an addition sentence can be varied, and they began to discover that addition is commutative, i.e. when two numbers are added in any order the sum remains the same.



They combined their knowledge of the part-whole model and addition facts to explore number bonds within 10.  Starting with the whole, the children broke numbers into parts and explored how many different ways a number can be partitioned. They even worked systematically to find all the possible number bonds.  What a lot of super mathematicians we have in Year 1.


In science, we have been thinking about ways in which our differences make us unique. We learnt about how eye colour is determined and completed a survey of our class eye colours. The most common eye colour in Year 1 is brown.