Weekly Note w.b. 2nd July

Dear parents/carers



On Monday morning children will visit their new teachers again for a short story session. We hope they enjoy these opportunities to get to know their new teacher and classmates. There will then be one more longer session on Monday 9th July.



We will be working on sharing problems, using both practical resources and pictures to help children find the answer e.g. ‘Tom has 15 sweets. He shares them fairly with his 2 brothers. How many will they get each?’ 

We will also be counting both forwards and backwards in steps of 2, 5 and 10 and continuing number sequences

e.g. what comes next?

1, 3, 5, 7 …

34, 44, 54, 64…

95, 90, 85, 80…

Any work you can do on this at home will be very helpful.



The children are really enjoying our work on Captain Cook. We have found out about his discoveries of New Zealand and Australia, made Ta Moko masks and some aboriginal art work and researched Australian animals. Next week we shall be finding out where he went next!


Gardening Day

Just a reminder about our gardening day on Tuesday 10th July. Thankyou to all of you who have already returned a slip. We look forward to seeing you all.

If you have any gardening gloves or secateurs at home then it would be helpful to bring these in to use as we only have children’s sized equipment in school. We also suggest wearing clothes suitable for gardening. There is lots of weeding and de-heading, cutting back and planting to do. The children will also enjoy showing you what we are growing and how they use the resources in the garden.


Sponsored Swim Money

Thankyou for your support with the sponsored swim. Please could all outstanding sponsorship money be returned as soon as possible.


Hats and suncream

Please could we remind you that all children need to have a hat in school. If you apply suncream in the morning but would like your child to reapply this themselves at lunchtime (particularly after swimming) then please feel free to send in a named bottle for their own use. Please note that we cannot apply cream to children.



PE and Games lessons will continue on Wednesdays until the end of term. Please can all children bring in their kit on this day.


Many thanks

Year 1 team

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