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Friday 12th May 2017

Another busy week over! Where is time going?


Congratulations to Charlie for receiving the achievement award for being a maths wizard with writing  multiplication and  division number sentences using arrays.


Please remember reading is significantly important in Year 1 and we expect your children to be reading every night. There are rewards in place for children who do this.




This week we read the new Julia Donaldson story, The Detective Dog. We pretended to be Detective dog Nell and went in search around our school to see what she would have seen. We used this to write a recount and used and to extend our sentences.




In maths this week we have been focusing on fractions of amount, length and capacity and turns. We have been learning about half, quarter and three quarter turns. 




In science we are beginning to look at different classes of animals. This week we have learnt about birds and reptiles. Did you know the Bee Hummingbird is the smallest bird and the Ostrich is the largest? Did you know that crocodiles chew with their mouth wide open?



Finally, in topic this week we have been learning about Florence Nightingale, who is a famous Nurse. We found out lots of information about the changes she made. She got rid of the rats and made the hospitals cleaner. She cleaned the hospitals and made sure the patients were fed. She even had a Nursing school named after her! She was known at the Lady with the lamp!


Have a lovely weekend, hopefully it won't be too much of a soggy one!


Lots of Love, 


Miss Rose, Mrs Folksman and Mrs Grimes

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Finally, have your say.  Each week you will have a chance to decide on which new song we will learn in next week's whole school assembly.  Click on the link below to take part in an online vote. (Note -this is carried from last week's choices.)