Look what we've been learning!

Head Teacher's Award:
The winner of this weeks Head Teachers award was Sophia Boughtwood-Eason for making a great start to working in Owls.
Sports Award:
Seren Bone received this weeks award for her brilliant star jumps and safe landings in gymnastics.
Star Writer:
Every fortnight we elect a new Swift class star writer. On Friday (2.11.18) our star writer certificate went to Olly Tidby for his well structured and detailed free write based on an autumnal scene.  
We will be learning these Year 1 Common Exception Words throughout the year.  A sheet will be sent home in the children's book bags this week.  We would love for parents to help the children learn these at home.
Last week saw the start of our new topic Wonderful Weather.  We will be focusing on autumn and winter, looking at how the weather changes during these seasons and how it affects nature.
In English, we have started working on our first book - The boy and the bear.  Last week we wrote about the books two characters and created a picture story map in groups.  We then made paper boats which we will be using to write messages to the boy and the bear.  As well as writing messages, we will be constructing sentences about important events in the book.
In maths, we have continued to work on addition.  We have been completing word problems as well as writing number sentences and looking at what a fact family is.  This week we will begin to explore subtraction.  
Children are enjoying using our new polar explorers role play area.  The tent is a very popular feature!  In art, children have been using oil pastels to create their own self portraits.  These are currently on display in the classroom.  On Friday, Swift Class had their first buddy reading session with Kestral Class.  The children loved reading with the Year 5's.  This will become a regular activity each week from now on.