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Our Learning this Week

         Welcome to Year One


This half term we are looking at celebrations to answer the question - Why are celebrations important?


It has been another jam packed week in Year 1.


Coral and Tiger Eye had their parent learning sessions this week; we hope the parents enjoyed the insight into classroom life. Crystal class are looking forward to hosting their parents next week!


In English this week we have been learning about Judaism and the Jewish celebrations of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Shabbat. The children had the opportunity to try some traditional grape juice and challah bread (the egg free children and those with food allergies did not partake) which helped them better understand the festivities. They then created a mini fact file recalling the key parts of a Shabbat dinner.



In Maths this week we were learning about balance, equality and the meaning of the equals sign. The children used practical apparatus such as scales to investigate balance in different ways and recorded their findings.



In recognition of Children’s Grief Awareness week, the children have had the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of loss and remember those who are no longer with us by hanging a leaf on our grief tree. We were impressed by how maturely the children approached this difficult topic.



Next week we are going to be looking at the celebration of Hanukah and will be making vegan potato latkes using: potato, onion, chickpea juice, salt and pepper. Please contact your class teacher if your child cannot eat any of these ingredients.


Have a great weekend!