Year 1

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

our topic is: The Great Fire of London

Year 1 have become Hillstone’s official history detectives! This half term, the children will be travelling back in time to 1666 to explore the events of ‘The Great Fire of London’. They will be developing their history skills and knowledge by delving into the diary of Samuel Pepys, studying artefacts and images and exploring how London has changed over time.

ENGLISH

As part of our literacy work, the children will be sequencing the events of the Great Fire of London and writing a recount. As well as this, we will be writing a diary entry and writing poetry. 

reading

Through the teaching of our Read, Write, Inc phonics scheme, your child will be heard reading every day. The book that we send home in their book bag will be for practicing at home. Please read at least three times per week. Your child will be able to choose a book from the library during their library slot.
Reading - Library slots: 1T: Thursday / 1Y Friday

maths

In maths, the children will be developing a range of skills such as recognising numbers to 40 and solving word problems.

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

*Read regularly – not only the home reading books but other materials
*Helping with homework
*Working on real life maths problems in any of the areas covered

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

Thursday 13th February: Individual Pictures
Thursday 13th February: Parents evening
Friday 14th February: Children break up for half term
Monday 24th February: Children return to school 

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