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  • Please can I remind parents to send in their child with a named water bottle so that they have access to a drink during lesson time. 
  • Can I also remind you to send in an old tee/shirt for Art and Craft projects. 

Welcome to Year 1                                    

                                                                            September 2017

Dear Parents               

We hope you have all enjoyed your summer holidays, it has been a nice long break and we hope the children are ready for the excitement of Year 1! We are thoroughly looking forward to teaching your children this year and getting to know them better.  

Our theme this half term is 'The Zoo', which is based on our literacy text 'Class Two at the Zoo' by Julian Jarman.

 

Literacy: Focus: Please support your child by reading and talking about the stories, these will be accessible on Active Learning once your passwords have been issued.

Stories with familiar settings: Our texts will also include 'Who's our new teacher' and 'Aaaarrgghh Spider'. the children will be introduced to role play, paired talk, hot seating and retelling which will lead to sentence structure work.

 

Numeracy:  Focus: Please support your child with counting to 10 and 20 and recognition of numbers to 20 using the number square.

Counting and number sequencing; counting animals in our numeracy role play area, creating number patterns, starting to count in 2's, ordering and estimating.

 

Religion: Our focus will be Creation; this will build on their previous learning, the children will recognise parts of Gods Creation and be able to show appreciation for it, through art, drama, written work and discussion.   

 

Science: Animals including humans, starting with learning parts of our bodies, we will touch on how the body works and learn the main parts of our bodies. The children will then learn to identify and describe common animals, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Science in year 1 will include lots of hands on and practical activities.

 

PE: This half term the children will focus on their games skills, in a variety of multi-sports games, including football and hockey.

Please can you make sure that the children have a full P.E Kit , this should consist of shorts or navy joggers, white polo top and pumps.

ICT:  Computers in everyday life, the children will begin by learning about the functions of a computer and learn about how technology words. They will introduced to basic programming using 'Scratch'.  

Home Learning:  

The children will receive home learning on a Friday to be handed in by Wednesday the following week.

Literacy: Children will receive literacy homework linked to the sound of the week. Your child will be asked to bring in objects which are linked to this sound for our phonics area. 

Spellings: The children will have a spelling check on a Thursday morning. Allow your child time to sound out the word by segmenting and blending back together and then ask them to write the spelling down, please use the spelling books to record this. (If your child is having difficulty with the spellings please start with what they are comfortable with and build them up).

Numeracy: Numeracy home learning will start after half term and will be a consolidation of what the children have learnt in class that week. 

Reading: Children will have group reading sessions throughout the school year, the books read in class will be their home reader. After half term they will also have guided reading sessions each week. 

Please can you ensure that you hear your child read each night and that you have signed the book so that we know they have read. If they are having any difficulties please let us know. 

If you have any questions or worries regarding any aspects of school, please feel free to make an appointment with either of us in person or give us a call. 

Kind Regards 

Mrs Tibble and Mrs Lockett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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