Year 1

Teachers : Miss Langford (1L), Mrs King (1K)
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Alexander, Mrs Lydiatt 

our topic is: Our Animal Friends

We are starting this half term with our exciting topic ‘Our Animal Friends’. The children will be developing their scientific understanding through learning about animals. This will include naming, describing and comparing a range of animals and recognise their offspring. We will be visiting Southfields Farm in Coleshill, which will allow the children to experience life on a real working farm. Southfields Farm is our Food for Life link farm with which we will have a regular programme of visits, allowing the children to explore natural cycles of farm life.

maths

In maths, the children will be developing a range of skills such as adding and subtracting numbers within 20, recognising and sorting 2D shapes as well as measuring the length of objects.

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 every Thursday during their library slot.

PE: Class 1L

1L will be doing PE on a Wednesday and Thursday. We will be doing PE on a Wednesday and Thursday. Please could you ensure that your child has their PE kit with them on these days, with appropriate footwear.

PE: Class 1K

1K will be doing PE on a Monday and Wednesday. We will be doing PE on a Wednesday and Thursday. Please could you ensure that your child has their PE kit with them on these days, with appropriate footwear.

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

Homework will be sent home half termly in the form of a cross-curricular activity grid. Your child should choose and complete a task each week. We enjoy celebrating such work in class and the children seem to take greater enjoyment in exploring their learning at home is this way. Spellings are sent home every week and tested during 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.

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.

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.

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 13th November – Trip to Southfields Farm
Friday 7th December – Christmas performance at Southfields farm
Friday 7th December – Christmas Fair
 

Main Calendar

Copyright © 2018, Hillstone Primary School