Year 1 - Mrs Sweeney, Mrs Belcher-Downs & Mrs Steele
The children have absolutely loved their Enchanted Woodland topic so far and we are extremely proud of the wonderful progress that all of the children have made throughout the first half of the Summer term. We would like to say thank you to all parents and carers for all of the effort that has been put in with reading and homework this half term. We are very excited to begin our final term in Year One!
The School Day
Our school day starts at 8.45am. Children will come into the classroom on their own, and they are to be collected at the classroom door at 3.15pm.
Topic — The Enchanted Woodland
We are going to be continuing our ‘Enchanted Woodland’ topic, which we know will encourage and develop the children’s imagination! Through this topic we will be exploring woodlands within our local area and the animals that live within them as well as exploring the mystical world of fairies.
In Science we will be learning all about the environment in which we live. Children will be identifying local plants/trees and their structure.
Within topic, children will be joining in with lots of arts and crafts activities. We will be using natural resources from the woodland to create different pieces of artwork. Children will also be creating maps of the Woodland area, which include adding a key.
We use a system called Read, Write Inc to teach Phonics throughout school. Each day a different letter and its sound is taught and we recap these daily. We have a huge focus on children blending sounds together to read words ie c-u-p = cup. Please encourage your child by always referring to the sounds letters make (pure sound).
Next half term in R.E., we will be learning all about how God created the world and all of the creatures in it.
It is an expectation that children bring their book bags to school every day please. Your child will continue to bring home reading books from the Read Write Inc scheme, along with their key words and it is still very important that you read with your child each night and make a comment/sign in their reading record as this will be monitored. Regular reading will greatly support your child and we really appreciate your engagement with this.
Children are to bring their kits in at the beginning of a half term so they always have their kit in school. Pumps or bare feet are worn for indoor use and trainers for outdoor use. P.E kit consists of a white t-shirt and black shorts.
Your child’s P.E. days are:
Wednesday and Thursday
PE kits are compulsory for Health and Safety purposes.
The ‘Enchanted Woodland’ topic homework was emailed out to parents at the beginning of the Summer term and we expect that children will bring in their homework by Monday 23rd July 2018. You can also find the homework at the bottom of this page.
Year 1 children are now learning to be independent so we ask that all children say goodbye to their parents/carers at the classroom door and come into the classroom on their own in the mornings.
Staying hydrated helps us to learn so please make sure that your child has a water bottle in school with them everyday.
Could we also ask that you make sure your child has their name in their uniforms to avoid any confusion if they take their jumpers off.
Mrs Sweeney, Mrs Belcher-Downs & Mrs Steele