In maths, we have switched our focus to subtraction, breaking numbers into their parts to support this. The children were able to link addition and subtraction facts for the first time, creating fact families. Number bond knowledge is really supporting them with the speed and agility of calculation. It is fascinating to see how well some of the children are able to explain their mathematical thinking, both verbally and in writing.


In our science lesson, the children were so excited to see all the Year 1 pets! Thank you for sending in all the wonderful photographs – what a lovely variety of treasured animals!  We enjoyed learning about how to take care of pets, and what an important decision it is to take when thinking of buying or adopting a pet.