This was a particular favourite;

Down behind the dustbin,

I met a dog called Bower,

I said “It’s a bit dark down here.

He cut off all the power!”

The children then used highlighters to identify the pairs of rhyming words – excellent work, Year 1!

In maths, we have been delving deeper into the world of addition with the aid of the part-whole model. The children have also been applying their understanding of number bonds to solve missing number problems. We were really impressed with how they were able to start from a given part and count on to the whole to find the missing part.  We then used real life contexts to create “addition stories” to find out how many altogether. Next week, we are looking forward to learning all about subtraction.

In science, the children have been interested to learn about different animal groups. We learnt about the features of reptiles, amphibians, fish, mammals, birds and insects/invertebrates, and then tried our luck at a quiz to check our knowledge.  We were interested to learn that dolphins and whales were classified as mammals – ask your child to tell you why!  We can’t wait to look at all the pet photos in next week’s science lesson!