Year 1

Teachers : Miss Thornton (1T), Mrs Austin (1A)
Teaching Assistants: Ms Perks, Mrs Evans 

our topic is: how does your garden grow?

Year 1 have been tasked with a very important job by our fantastic school chef. He has asked the children to grow some sunflowers for the farmers market. This request will give our science a real purpose as the children learn all about growing plants. They will also explore the living things in our local environment and they will develop an understanding of how to care for the plants and animals found in our school grounds. Why not investigate with your own growing at home? Be sure to explore the new homework grid for further exciting activities.

maths

In maths, we will initially focus on time and then move onto volume, capacity and money. By the end of year 1, children need to be secure with counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and counting to 100. Solving real life problems provides excellent opportunities for your child to apply their maths skills at home.

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 each week during their library slot.

PE: Class 1A

1A will be doing PE on a Monday 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.

PE: Class 1T

1T will be doing PE on a Monday and Tuesday. 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.

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

22nd June- Summer fair
26th June- 1T class assembly
4th July- Famers market
 

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