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Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed your break. This half term our Keystage topic is Australia.

 

 In Literacy we will continue to follow the Read Write Inc. programme.

We will be learning about traditional tales and beginning to write our own stories. We are looking forward to our visit to the Rainbow Factory where we will be able to enter a magical story telling land.

In Maths children will be working on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be doing this through practical exploratory and play based activities. We will also be learning number bonds to 20 and exploring position and direction.

Science

We will be learning about animals. We will be finding out which animals are carnivore, herbivore and omnivore. We will be particularly focusing on animals native to Austrailia.

 

Phonics Screening Week

This is next week: - The week beginning the 13th June 2016. Please make sure your child attends school everyday throughout this week. Over the weekend please help your child to prepare for the testing.

 

Working at home:

 

  • Research Australia.
  • Read traditional tales together. We will focusing on The 3 Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Goldilocks and the 3 Bears.
  • Help your child with their maths by encouraging them to practice learning number bonds to 20. Help them to count, read, write and recognise numbers from 0 – 100.

 

We hope your child enjoys the last half term of this academic year.

 

Next week the transition sessions will begin. Your child will be meeting their new Year Two teacher.

 

My Dates:

 

  • Phonics Screening Week – 13th – 17th June 2016.
  • Rainbow factory visit – 21st June 2016
  • Reports to parents – 7th July
  • School closes for summer – 27th July 2016.

 

Summer 1

Class News

Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed your Easter break. This half term our school topic is Super Scientists.

In Literacy we will continue to follow the Read Write Inc. programme. We are also having extra phonic sessions to prepare children for the phonics test. The phonics test will be administered during the week beginning the 15th June. It is very important that children have good attendance during this week so that they do not miss out.

To support your child with preparation for the Phonics Screening Test you could access some real and nonsense word games at www.phonicsplay.co.uk We have also given out phonics practice sheets at parents evening and before Easter.

In Maths children will be working on number and counting to 100, money, data handling and problem solving in a variety of ways. We will be doing this through practical exploratory and play based activities. We will also be learning the days of the week, months of the year and time.  

Science

We will be learning about inventions that changed the world. For example, we will be learning about the light bulb, aeroplane, cars, telephones and household appliances.   

 

Working at home:
  • Research different inventions and inventors.
  • Ask your child to think about what they would choose to invent. You could draw and describe your invention and bring this into school to share with the class.
  • Help your child with their maths by encouraging them to use and recognise coins. You could also encourage them to learn how to tell the time.
  • Ask your child to practice their phonics and blending. (See above for phonics test details.)

 

Year 1 Creative Curriculum

 

Our Topic this term is ‘Super Scientists.’ We will be working on learning about different inventors and inventions over time.  

 

Throughout all our topics we will:

•Create challenging learning opportunities across all areas of the curriculum

•Provide opportunities for expression and creativity.

•Motivate through unique experiences.

•Embrace ‘learning without limits’ through dedicated child-led learning and risk-taking.

 

China

 

During the week beginning the 22nd May we will be having a Chinese week in year 1. We will be learning about Chinese culture, traditons, foods and landmarks.

 

Reminders:

Please send your child with a labelled water bottle and a sun hat during the warm weather. Please apply suncream in the morning. If your child needs it reapplying they will need to bring in sun cream with their name on to apply themselves.  

 

My Dates:

 

  • 2nd May – Bank holiday Monday. School closed.
  • Friday 27th May – School closes for one week. We return on Tuesday 7th June.

 

 

Spring 2

Welcome back. We hope you had a nice half term holiday. The topic for this half term is The World's Kitchen.

 

Class News

Welcome back! We hope you have had a good break. We are about to set off on more adventures, this time exploring food from across the globe.

In Literacy we will continue to follow the Read Write Inc. programme. We are also having extra phonic sessions to prepare children for the phonics test. We will also link our literacy to our topic lessons to ensure that all children are given wider, extended writing opportunities linked to our theme. To support your child with preparation for the Phonics Screening Test you could access some real and nonsense word games at www.phonicsplay.co.uk

In Maths children will be working on number and counting to 100, shape, space and measure, data handling and problem solving in a variety of ways. We will be doing this through practical exploratory and play based activities. .   

Science

We will be exploring food using our senses and discussing the importance of how our senses help us understand the world around us. This half term we will be having a science week where we will be engaging in exciting science activities. We will also be looking at plants and the parts of a plant.

 

Year 1 Creative Curriculum

 

Our Topic this term is ‘World Kitchen’ and will be focusing on the Uk and Zambia. The children will experience a range of opportunities; exploring food from these countries.

 

Throughout all our topics we will:

•Create challenging learning opportunities across all areas of the curriculum

•Encourage children’s natural curiosity about the world, and show an interest in geographical communities.

•Provide opportunities for expression and creativity.

•Motivate through unique experiences.

•Embrace ‘learning without limits’ through dedicated child-led learning and risk-taking.

 

Geography

Our new topic provides an excellent platform for children to enquire about and explore the world around them.  We will be starting in the UK and other countries in Europe also Zambia in Africa.

 

My Dates:

 

  • 10th March  – Parents Consultation
  • School closed over Easter – Inset day 24th March, Good Friday 25th March, Easter Monday 28th March.
  • School closes for the Spring holiday on the 1st April and we return on Monday 19th April.

Welcome back. Happy New Year.

 

We hope you have had a nice Christmas holiday.

 

In Year One, we are settling back in to our daily routine and we are trying really hard with our work. This half term we have got a student teacher working with us – Mr Fry.  He will be teaching alongside Mrs Wood.

 

In Literacy, the children will be doing some focused pieces of writing linked to our Colossal Cultures topic.  Also, the children will be working hard on their phonic skills for reading and writing every day.

 

In Maths, children will be working on doubling and halving numbers, multiplication, division and problem solving in a variety of ways. We will be doing this through practical exploratory and play based activities.

 

Our school topic is Colossal Cultures and our focus in Year 1 is Ancient Egypt. As part of this we have many exciting activities planned, including an Egyptian dance workshop.

 

Working at home:
üResearch interesting facts about the Egyptian

 

 

  • Reading and discussion of books.

  • Maths skills – counting, number formation, adding, subtracting and multiplying.

  • Work on learning our phonics sounds. If you have access to a computer please look at www.phonicsplay.co.uk.

REMINDERS

 

  • Children need pumps and water bottles in school.

  • Please put a name on all your child’s clothing and their water bottle.

  • Please bring your PE kit in so that it is in school on Tuesdays.

  • Homework will be sent home on Fridays and should be completed before Wednesday the following week.

  • Children can have reading books changed as often as they wish.

  • Please sign your child’s reading record to show that you child has read their book. Or tick against the book so that we can change it.

 

 

Class News

 

Welcome back. We hope you have had a nice half term holiday. In Year One we are now familiar with our daily routine and we are settling well.  

 

In Literacy children will be working hard on their phonic skills for reading and writing every day. We will be doing some focused pieces of writing linked to our Royals and Rebels topic.

 

In Maths children will be working on number and place value, shape, space and measure, data handling and problem solving in a variety of ways. We will be doing this through practical exploratory and play based activities.

 

Our school topic is Royals and Rebels and our focus in Year 1 is Robin Hood. We are looking forward to our Robin Hood Experience day at Skelton Grange activity centre.

 

In science we will be learning about light and dark.   

 

Working at home:

 

 

 

  • Research Robin Hood and light and dark.
  • Reading and discussion of books.

  • Maths skills – identifying halves and quarters and other basic fractions. Simple addition and subtraction focusing on the mathematical vocabulary and use of the plus, minus and equals sign.

  • Work on learning our phonics sounds. If you have access to a computer please look at www.phonicsplay.co.uk.

REMINDERS

 

 

 

  • Children need pumps and water bottles in school.

  • Please put a name on all your child’s clothing and their water bottle.

  • Please bring your PE kit at the beginning of the week and it can stay in school, ready for when your child needs it.

  • Homework will be sent home on Fridays and should be completed before Wednesday the following week. This will start next week.

  • Children can have reading books changed as often as they wish.

  • Please sign your child’s reading record to show that you child has read their book.

My Dates:

 

  • 10th, 11th, 12th November – Year One Trips to Skelton Grange.
  • Friday 13th November – Non uniform for children in need day.
  • Friday 11th December – Christmas fair.
  • Tuesday 15th December – 1.30pm KS1 production
  • Thursday 17th December – Christmas dinner
  • Friday 18th December – School closes for the Christmas holidays.

Welcome to Class 1R2.

 

The Class Teacher is Mrs Wood. The Class Teaching Assistants are Mrs Sharp and Mr Bailey.

 

Class News

 

Welcome back. We hope you have had a nice holiday.

 

In year one we are learning to follow our new classroom rules and we will be earning house points for good behaviour.

 

In Literacy children will be working hard on their phonic skills for reading and writing every day. We will be doing some focused pieces of writing linked to our Crazy Climates topic.

 

In Maths children will be working on number and place value, shape, space and measure, data handling and problem solving in a variety of ways. We will be doing this through practical exploratory and play based activities.

 

Our school topic is Crazy Climates and our focus in Year 1 is seasons, weather and continents. We will be looking at different weather conditions around the world and also in our local area. 

 

Working at home:

 

 

 

  • Research world continents and countries in the UK
  • Talk about the seasons and the daily weather at home.

  • Reading and discussion of books.

  • Maths skills – recognising 2D & 3D shapes. Reciting and writing numbers as far as your child can go. Using practical objects encourage children to find one more and one less than a given number.

REMINDERS

 

 

  • Children need pumps and water bottles in school.

  • Please put a name on all your child’s clothing and their water bottle.

  • Please bring your PE kit at the beginning of the week and it can stay in school, ready for when your child needs it.

  • Homework will be sent home on Fridays and should be completed before Wednesday the following week. This will start next week. (Week beginning 14th Sept.)

  • Children can have reading books changed as often as they wish (From the week beginning 14th Sept.)

     

 


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