Teachers : Mrs King, Miss Thornton (1T), Miss Young (1Y) Teaching Assistants: Mrs Alexander, Mrs Lydiatt
our topic is: We Love Shard End
This half term, we will be exploring the geography of Shard End through our, ‘We Love Shard End’ topic. A family are looking at moving to the area and need the children's help to find out about Shard End. This will include lots of exploration into how and why our local area has changed over time. Why not take a walk to the local park with your child and explore the different types of buildings and the range of environmental features within the area you live? We would love to hear about what you discover.
Our writing will include an information text about Shard End, written instructions on how to get to the library and community centre and lots of exploration into how and why our local area has changed over time.
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 every during their library sclot.
1Y’s library slot is Wednesday
1T’s library slot is Thursday.
In maths, the children will be working on recognising numbers to 100. We will also be working hard to solve different word problems for both addition and subtraction and begin to look at fractions.
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
1Y 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 5th March – Visiting Shard End Library
Wednesday 11th March: Science Fair Project Deadline
Thursday 12th March – SEN drop in; 1pm-3pm
Friday 13th March – Deadline for Nursery Applications
16th – 20th March – Mother’s Day secret room open to children
Thursday 26th March – Pop-Up Market
Thursday 2nd April – Easter Egg Competition and Easter Bonnet Parade
Friday 3rd April – Break up for Easter
Monday 20th April – Children back to school