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Re-counting On.

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Once again, Bridgegate have had a fantastic and productive week together this week!

To kick start a week of exciting writing, the children completed their first news report. Each child thoroughly enjoyed writing all about what they did at the weekend, who they spent it with and the most exciting moments they shared with their family and close friends. Bridgegate have impressed the Year One Team this week through the writing they have produced, as all of the children independently completed a remarkable recount report about the arrival of the mysterious dragon’s egg whilst confidently identified the key features of a recount text. Through the children’s accurate use of capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and even imaginative adjectives, Bridgegate have collected many well earned marbles, leading to another, fun filled Golden Time!

During maths this week, Bridgegate have started to develop their counting skills by practicing counting forwards and backwards, ranging from numbers 0-40 and beyond! The children enjoyed practicing their skip counting skills as a whole class, worked within their House Teams to arrange caterpillar number lines and even challenged themselves to complete missing number lines independently, to consolidate their counting ability. To support this particular area of your child’s Mathematical learning at home, please access the following links Bridgegate have had fun exploring this week: 

Number Games (requires Flash)

Paint the Squares

Helicopter Rescue

During Art and Design this week, Bridgegate have enjoyed getting creative and have produced a range of unique, abstract paintings of our dragon’s eyes. The paintings the children created were inspired by similar art to that painted by Robert Delaunay, as the children were encouraged to use bold and vibrant colours, along with circular shapes to experiment and create their wonderful pieces of art!

As the beginning term is very much dependent upon the children developing an understanding of the skills that are necessary to build resilience and acquiring a growth mind set, Bridgegate have explored the many responsibilities needed to support each other in class and have all adopted a new job this week, to keep Bridgegate running smoothly! In addition, during PSHE, the children have discussed the positive actions they are able to carry out from day to day, in school and at home and have reflected upon the impact making continuous small, positive changes can have towards the people, animals and environment around them, as well as their own well being. 

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Have a restful weekend,

The Year One Team

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