This week we will be continuing with our story ‘Handa’s Surprise’. The children have learnt the story really well using actions to help them and so now they will have the opportunity to ‘innovate’ their stories to include different characters and settings. They will then get to write their new innovated stories, very exciting!
In numeracy we will looking at finding the difference of numbers. We will continue to work on rainbow maths targets so don’t forget to keep practising these at home. Click on the link for some activities that will help with these.
A reminder about bringing in hats for the warmer weather and please ensure that your children have suncream so that they don’t get burnt.
Next week is half term so we hope you enjoy a week off.
Year 1 team
Next week in maths we are revisiting addition strategies, including adding 3 numbers together.
We have now begun a new literacy unit using the text ‘Handa’s Surprise.’ This week children have enjoyed tasting and describing different fruits and we have been learning the text using a story map and actions.
Just a reminder about the swimming swap next week:
Mrs Boscher’s Class will be swimming on Monday 22nd May at 9am (usually Mrs Bramley’s Class’s time) and Mrs Bramley’s Class will be swimming at 9am on Thursday 25th May (usually Mrs Boscher’s Class time).
Please could children bring their swimming kit on these days instead of their usual swimming day, just for next week. If you usually come and help, or are able to help with swimming please could you let your child’s teacher know if you are able to help with this change of date.
Sun hats, sun cream and coats!
Could we please ask that all children have a sun hat in school every day. The weather is very changeable at the moment and we have had some cloudy and dull mornings which have turned into very hot afternoons. All hats should be clearly named and can be kept in their tray.
Equally, some warm mornings turn chilly and rainy. Please could children bring coats to school so that they are prepared for a drizzly lunch hour and can still play outside during our outdoor learning sessions if they wish.
On Tuesdays could trainers be brought to school for our afternoon lesson but not worn to school. Children should still wear their usual black school shoes in the morning.
Just a reminder that the week beginning the 29th May is Half Term. We look forward to seeing the children back on Monday 5th June.
Year 1 team
Exciting things have started to happen today in the Discovery Zone. We have had some turkey eggs in an incubator for the last month and they have just started to hatch! There is one chick so far and some more eggs with cracks in so hopefully the children will get to see some eggs hatching over the next few days. IMG_9477-wg2xnt
The caterpillars have also begun to get ready for their transformation into butterflies. They will soon be chrysalis’.
We are in for an exciting week learning about life cycles!
In literacy next week we will be beginning a unit of work based on Handa’s Surprise. The children will be learning to re-tell the story and will be thinking about how they can describe different fruits.
In maths next week we will be continuing our work on ordering numbers and place value.
Next week is walk to school week. If your child has walked to or from school, they will get a sticker each day. If you are unable to walk all the way from home why not park a bit further away and walk for part of the journey.
There is going to be a swimming swap on the last week before half term:
Mrs Boscher’s Class will be swimming on Monday 22nd May at 9am (usually Mrs Bramley’s Class’s time) and Mrs Bramley’s Class will be swimming at 9am on Thursday 25th May (usually Mrs Boscher’s Class time). Please could children bring their swimming kit on these days instead of their usual swimming day, just for that week. If you usually come and help, or are able to help with swimming please could you let your child’s teacher know if you are able to help with this change of date.
Please could we ask that children bring in trainers for Tuesday afternoons when we will be doing activities out on the field.
Thank you for your support
The Year 1 Team
The classes that have already been to the Victorian Walled Garden really enjoyed themselves and have planted lots of tomato and bean plants which we will be planting in our school garden. Mrs Bramley’s Class will be going on Thursday 11th May. They are still a couple of parents short for the trip so if you are able to help, please could you let Mrs Bramley know.
In literacy we will be continuing our work on non-fiction texts, reading the book ‘How to grow a sunflower’. We will be looking at the features of non-fiction books and the children will be writing instructions on how to grow a plant. When you are reading with your child at home, ask them if they can spot (and use if they can) some of the features of non-fiction texts that we have been thinking about eg. contents page, headings, labels, captions, glossary, index.
In maths this week we will be thinking about ordering numbers and place value, thinking about the hundreds, tens and units in a number.
We will be sending home new Rainbow Targets for the children. These will be based on Addition and Subtraction. Please click here for a link to some online addition and subtraction activities which you might like to do with your child to help them practise their target. Although most children will be able to do simple addition and subtraction sums, the idea of the target work is to help them solve them quickly and mentally without having to count on using their fingers or a numberline each time.
The PTA Bake Off takes place on Monday – we look forward to seeing all of your creations! The cake sale starts at 2.30pm in the hall for parents. If children wish to go to the sale they needed to be collected from school first at the usual time then you can take them to the cake sale.
Please remember that there will be no school on Tuesday due to Liberation Day. We hope you have an enjoyable day!
Thank you for your support,
The Year 1 team