Weekly Updates w/c – 16.1.17

We have launched our new topic for this half term ‘The Zoo’. There are lots of animal related resources for the children to explore in the Discovery Zone and children will have a Zoo topic passport with some new challenges to complete.

In Literacy we are beginning a Talk for Writing unit on Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The children will be learning actions to help them re-tell the story. Next week we will be doing sentence work based on the story as well as creating a story map.

In Numeracy next week we will be continuing our work on place value and ordering numbers as well as beginning to add 10 and 11 to numbers.

Rainbow Maths Targets

Your child should have bought home their new rainbow maths targets. This term they are focused on doubling and halving. We test the children every few weeks to see if they can achieve their target quickly and they will bring their sheets home so that you can see how they are getting on. Please click here for some online activities to help your child practice their target.


High Frequency Words

Thank you for all your support helping your child to learn to read and spell the High Frequency words – it really does make a difference to both their reading and writing!

This term we will continue to send the High Frequency Word boards home with your child. Children will be given a new board when they are confident reading their current board at speed. Please keep going through the previous boards at home with you child as our assessments at the end of last term have shown that some children are not retaining some of the words which they have learnt previously. It only needs to take a couple of minutes a day and can make a big difference for your child.

The children who are confident reading all the Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 words will no longer be bringing home boards but will have information sent regarding spellings.


Thank you for your support

The Year 1 Team






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