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What a busy few weeks we have had in base 1.

Last week we had a very special visitor in school. Miss Willis came to see us and to tell us all about her new job as a police officer. The children were fascinated to learn all about her job and learn about the equipment she carries. I was really impressed with the children's listening skills and the very sensible questions they asked. Miss Willis couldn't believe how much some of the children had grown!

In Literacy we have finished our work on Handa's surprise. The children really enjoyed tasting all the delicious fruits that Handa had in her basket. We created a pictogram of our favourite fruit. Pineapple was the favourite, avocado the least popular. The children were fantastic at answering questions about our pictogram, even working out the difference between two columns. Very impressive! The year 1's went on to write their own version of Handa's surprise based in Wrenbury. There was some fantastic writing produced.

This week we worked on the book Augustus's smile. We concentrated on ensuring we are writing using full stops and capital letters, and putting in our finger spaces. The year 1's have been trying to use 'and' to join two sentences and trying to use 'because' to explain their thoughts.

In maths we have been securing our addition and subtraction skills as well as doubling and halving numbers below 20. On Thursday it was outdoor learning day so we took our maths lesson out into the playground and forest. The children worked in pairs to complete an addition and subtraction treasure hunt. We managed to finish before the rain came!

In PE we have been practicing for sports day. The children have been learning how to work in teams and develop their athletic skills.

In Science we have been learning all about plants and the children have each planted a sunflower. We will send these home at half term but we would love it if the children could continue to care for them and report back about how tall they are growing! We have also planted carrots, peppers, beans, peas, strawberries and leeks in our garden. Hopefully we will be able to enjoy some fresh homegrown fruit and vegetables very soon. We have also been learning about African animals and classifying animals into groups: amphibians, fish, mammals, insects, reptiles and birds.

In Geography we have been learning all about Africa, especially about going on Safari. The children are enjoying playing in our safari jeep and going on their own little African adventures.

Next week we will be moving onto writing character descriptions in literacy and fractions in maths. The weather is set to be glorious over the coming week so lots more outdoor learning too!

Mrs McGhie and Mrs Griffin

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