St Martins Academy Chester

'An Outstanding School' – Ofsted June 2015   Read the report here

Busy Bridgegate!

IMG 1076 2 

In literacy this week, Bridgegate have been exploring the use of nouns and noun phrases (along with possessive apostrophe’s, adjectives and similes) all of which have been looked at in both house teams and independently. As a result of their hard work, the children have produced a fantastic range of poems that describe the experiences and adventures of a variety of animals such as parrots, tigers, elephants and glass frogs. Bridgegate took pride in performing their poems to their working partners once they were complete and supported one another in their learning through working collaboratively to up-level their use of adjectives.

In addition, the children found a mysterious letter that had been sent in response to an SOS letter a young adventurer, featured within the story, ‘A River’, sent out when exploring the rainforest. Through close analysis and in depth discussions, the children successfully identified different aspects of the letter such as, powerful adjectives used to describe the young adventures journey and the dangerous animals he may encounter.

IMG 1073 2

During maths this week, Bridgegate have worked extremely hard once again through exploring the concept of reading, writing and interpreting addition, working with one and two digit numbers to create number sentences. To do so, the children worked collaboratively to count physical objects by using the skill of pointing and to follow, created number sentences to solve addition problems up to 20. Bridgegate then completed an abstract addition sentences, that required them to put the largest number in their head and count the remaining number using their fingers to get the answer. If you wish to continue to support your child’s skill in completing addition sentences, please access the following: 

Mental Maths Train

Alien Addition

Next week, to kick start the festivities the Year One Team have arranged for children to decorate their very own class Christmas tree prior to their special visit to meet Santa and his elves at Delamere Forest. If your child has a special decoration they wish to bring in from home which they would like to display on their class tree for the next couple of weeks, we would be more than happy to create some space on our tree for it to hang on Monday morning!

For information regarding Bridgegate’s homework, please find the letter attached to the homework books the children returned home with on Thursday afternoon.

Have a lovely weekend, 

The Year One Team. 

IMG 1077 2

You are here: Home Classes Bridgegate Bridgegate Class Blog Busy Bridgegate!