The children have spent this week in their new phonics groups so we hope they are enjoying moving to different teachers. It has been lovely getting to know children from different classes.
We have been practising letter formation and the children are working really hard. We will be continuing to go over the formation over the next few weeks.
Next week in numeracy we will be learning to find 1 more and 1 less.
We hope that the children enjoyed Rainbow Maths Day today. They looked great dressed up in all their bright colours! This term we will be working on number bonds. In a couple of weeks, after completing some work on number bonds in class we will be sending out their own individual Rainbow Maths Targets.
We have a school subscription to a website called Skoolbo which is a fantastic resource for consolidating literacy and number skills. The children will shortly come home with a letter which will contain information on how to access the site along with passwords. We will explain how the site works with the children beforehand.
As part of our topic this term ‘All about me’ we would love the children to share a place in Guernsey that they like to visit or spend time at. These photos will be put up in each of the classrooms on our Guernsey map displays.
As there will be quite a few photos coming in please could the photos be either a standard 6 x 4 size or feel free to email them to your child’s class teacher. If you don’t have our email address please use the ‘contact us’ form on the blog.
Over the next few weeks we shall be doing some observational drawings and activities on the theme of autumn. If you are out and about and find any conkers, acorns, sycamore seeds (‘helicopters’) pine cones or beautiful crispy autumn leaves etc then we would love to have a few brought into school to use in our classrooms.
Thank you for your continued support
The Year 1 Team
Just a quick reminder that tomorrow is our whole school Rainbow Maths Day. The children can come to school dressed in brightly coloured clothes to launch our targets.
The Year 1 Team
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
Please could all Year 1 children bring in outdoor PE kits for their lessons on Wednesday’s.
We have a little boy in Mrs Boscher’s class who has lost his PE bag with his PE kit in it. Please could you check at home in case it has been taken by mistake. It is in a blue St Martin’s PE bag with the draw strings.
We are still looking for a few more parents to help with our library visits next week.
If you are able to help please let us know.
This week we will be looking at letter writing. We have been very excited to have a visit from Marty the Monster who enjoys writing letters to the children and they have loved writing back too!
During this week we will be continuing to work on partitioning numbers and move onto addition.
This week we are going to visit Guilles Alles Library this week and we are looking forward to it.
Just to remind you here are the days that the classes will be going:
Monday 14th November – Mrs Boscher’s Class and Miss Horsepool’s Class
Tuesday 15th November – Mrs Bramley’s Class
We are continuing to check through Rainbow Targets along with the High Frequency Words.