Year 1

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

our topic is: Happily Ever After

This topic looks at lots of different fairy tales starting with one of my favourites, Snow White. We have do complete lots of tasks for the Fairy Godmother and help her to run Fairy Tale Land properly. A fabulous topic to start the year with which always engages all of the children.

ENGLISH

This topic is all about expressive arts and the main focus is based around different well know fairy tales starting with Snow White. This children will learn how to oral story tell and link basic sentences to script there very own written stories. There will be lots of drama based learning and we even finish the topic with a fabulous puppet show for the Fairy Godmother.

maths

In maths this half term, we start with building the number foundations to 20. The focus is mainly around number sequences, counting forwards and backwards and starting to apply this good understanding to early addition and subtraction.

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

Wednesday 23rd October : 1:45-3pm Spelling workshop.

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