Weekly Note w.b. 10.10.16

Dear parents/carers


Next week we shall be naming and describing 2D shapes. In the Discovery Zone and garden children will be set some shape related challenges including making pictures using cut out shapes, sorting shapes and taking photographs of objects that are different shapes.

We shall also be working on building addition stories using practical objects and cubes.



Next week we shall be continuing our work on Bears and the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.’ Children will be sequencing the story and completing sentence work based on the text.

One activity which we have introduced the children to is jumbled sentences. This is something which you could do at home using sentences from your child’s reading book or a sentence which they have made up. Write the sentence on a strip of paper and then cut up the words. Muddle them up and ask your child to reassemble them so that the sentence makes sense. (We have been prompting them to remember that sentences begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop.)


High Frequency Words

Your child should have brought home a letter about high frequency words together with a word card. If you have any comments or questions please write them in the purple reading record or speak to your child’s class teacher.


Reading Record Books

The children have a purple reading record book which they bring home each day. This is mainly for you to keep track of your child’s reading and we check these regularly. If you feel that your child is finding their reading book too challenging or indeed feel that they are reading them too easily please let us know. We read a different set of books with the children in school, usually in a group which we call guided reading and therefore we don’t comment on these in the purple reading record books.


School Nurse

Our new school nurse Vicki Allen is now available in the Studio every other Thursday morning for drop in visits. Her next visit will be Thursday 13th October. Your child’s class teacher can also make referrals to her if you would like her support you with any specific issues.


Parent visits

Just a reminder about the invitation for you to come in and visit your child in the Discovery Zone and Garden from 2pm on the following afternoons:

Miss Horsepool’s Class – Monday 10th October
Mrs Boscher’s Class – Tuesday 11th October
Mrs Bramley’s Class – Thursday 13th October


Parents appointments

If you have not yet made an appointment to see us during the week of the 17th October and wish to do so, then please visit http://www.parents-booking.co.uk/stmartinsprimary or speak to your child’s class teacher


Theatre Visit

On Thursday 13th October the children will enjoy a visit from the Rhubarb Theatre Company. These are always very enjoyable performances and so we hope that the children talk to you at home about what the show was about.


School Photographs

Individual school photographs will be taken during the school day on Friday 14th October.

Fitzgeralds are holding family photo sessions (outdoors if the weather permits) on Saturday 15th October between 9-11am


Many thanks

Year 1 team


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