Year 1

Teachers : Miss Thornton (1T), Miss Young (1Y)
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Alexander, Mrs Lydiatt 

our topic is: Fins, Feathers and Feet.

This is our fantastic science based topic all about living animals and life cycles. We get to visit a local linked farm and explore and learn about all the animals.

ENGLISH

The farm visit is our main inspiration for writing this half term. We write recounts, questions, create posters and letters all about what we have learnt and dicovered. We also have the opportunity to read fantastic story texts such as Farmer Duck, The Pig in the Pond and Handa’s Hen.

maths

In maths this half term, we continue to build on the children’s number foundations. We will further explore additon and subtraction, counting and number bonds. We also explore 2D shapes as well as length and height.

PE: Class 1T

1T will be doing PE on a Monday and Thursday. Please could you ensure that you child has their PE kit with them on these days. It would be extremely useful if children could bring in a pair of gym pumps and a pair of trainers. During the cold weather, please provide warm clothing for lessons outside.

PE: Class 1Y

1K will be doing PE on a Thursday and Friday. Please could you ensure that you child has their PE kit with them on these days. It would be extremely useful if children could bring in a pair of gym pumps and a pair of trainers. During the cold weather, please provide warm clothing for lessons outside.

Learning Diaries and Keeping in Touch

The learning diaries are an excellent way of communicating about your child’s learning. They are checked daily and I will be writing about your child’s achievements within them. I am always available after school if you wish to see me about how to further support you child at home, or if you have any queries.

homework

Our homework is based around the current topic and there are a number of different activities that the children can choose to do. They can choose activities depending on their interest and what they enjoy doing. Please ensure your child completes one piece of homework from the grid, every week to share with the class in homework time on Friday. Spellings are also sent home weekly on a Tuesday, ready for our Monday spelling test the following week.

Supporting your child at home

*Listen to them read regularly.
* Practise key word spellings.
*Count to 100 forwards and backwards.
*Count in 2s, 10s and 5s.
*Read the Read Write Inc book.

Websites:
Crickweb ICTgames Phonics Play

Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality is essential to help your child achieve the best they possibly can.
Every week the attendance cup is awarded to the class with the best attendance – hopefully our class can win the cup lots of times this coming term!
We will also be awarded points in the Punctuality League. Let’s see if we can beat last year’s score.   

Stamps

Children can achieve reward stamps for trying hard with their work! Every time they collect 50 stamps, they are awarded with a certificate.

Uniform and Jewellery:

Please ensure children wear the correct school uniform, including black shoes and plain socks. Jewellery must not be worn. Please label all items so that they can be easily reacquainted with children if they are mislaid. This includes the inside of coats, shoes, hats, gloves and scarves.

snack

We aim to teach the children about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. With this in mind, our fantastic chef provides a range of healthy snacks. Please pay £1.50 per week to the class teacher if you would like your child to receive a snack and drink.

school meals

We are committed to providing excellent food that is healthy, tasty, nutritionally balanced and is presented in an attractive way that the children will enjoy. A School Dinner is currently provided Free for Year 1

Dates for your diary


Friday 15th November – Children in Need – Dress up (More info to follow)
Monday 18th November Whole school flu vaccine
Friday 6th December (10-11:30am)- Nativity production at the farm.
Friday 6th December: Christmas Fayre 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Thursday 12th December: Election Day – school closed
Thursday 19th December Christmas parties
Friday 20th December Break up for Christmas. 

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