If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of the year 1 team.
Reading at home
Children will be given a reading book on their allotted day which they will have for the full week. Children will need to bring their reading book back on a Friday so that they can be quarantined over a 48 hour period.
Reading is brilliant and we want to encourage children to do it as much as possible. We are going to be reading books together as a class but we would also like the children to read regularly at home. They will have a reading folder to take home and a reading log to record any reading they do. We would like them to read at least 4 times during the week – this can be anything that they are interested in reading, not just books, but useful information that they need, such as (appropriate) websites, television guides, menus, magazines… the list is endless! The reading logs will be checked regularly. Prizes will be given out for those children that read the most.
Oxford Reading Owls
If your child is at home self-isolating, work will be provided via Seesaw for your child to complete. This will replicate the work being covered in class. Please check Seesaw daily for updates and tasks set.
Please read each night with your child. When the children are more settled in we will be sending home work to help support their learning.
Our P.E days are Monday and Friday.
Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing their full P.E kit on P.E days. Children will not be getting changed into their P.E kit during school time.
PE kit consists of: a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black PE pumps. Children may wear black jogging pants and a jumper in the colder months if they go outside. Due to the limited space we have in the cloakroom in our classroom, please can children refrain from bringing in large rucksacks/handbags. They are too big for the pegs and children cannot hang their coats up properly. Instead, we encourage them to bring the green school reading book bags to put their belongings in. Thank you for your co-operation with this.
Water bottles & snacks
Don’t forget to bring water bottles in each day - it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please put a label on bottles and refill them every day.
Children can purchase bread sticks at the start of each half term (see Miss Brown in the school office) or bring a healthy snack for break time.
This half term we will be focussing on consolidating addition and subtraction skills within 20. This will include finding different methods to solve equations as well as word problems. We will also be looking at 'families of facts' and how we can make 2 addition equations and 2 subtraction equations from the same 3 numbers.
Please ensure your children are continuing to access their Numbots daily for 5 minutes everyday. If you need any help accessing or logging in please let Miss Dunne know.
In English we will be looking at the book 'The 'Bog Baby'. We will use this text to offer a variety of writing opportunities to the children such as character descriptions, non fiction fact files and story writing. In year 1, our focus is on basic writing skills. We aim to enable children to use their phonics and spelling skills to write a sequence of sentences, independently. Children will also learn how to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops, accurately.
In science we will begin to look at Light. We will be investigating different light sources, how our eyes see and what materials let light through. We will also find items that are transparent, translucent and opaque.
We will be sharing our experiences of the celebration of birth. We will look at different celebration's alongside baptism.
“The Lord will fight for you. All you have to do is keep still.”