The children have had an epic week this week and have had fun trying out different activities each afternoon. We hope you have enjoyed hearing about what they have been up to!
Next week we will begin to start our topic unit on Captain Cook. We will be teaching this as topic lessons and during our Literacy sessions for the next few weeks. The children will be learning about his voyages and we will be finding out about some of the countries which he explored including New Zealand, Australia and Antarctica.
In maths next week the children will be working with money again, this finding the change by working out the difference.
Sports Day is on Tuesday 20th June. Children can come to school on this day wearing their PE kit with trainers and a t-shirt in the colour of their class team.
Miss Horsepool’s Class – Red
Mrs Bramley’s Class – Green
Mrs Boscher’s Class – Yellow
The activities will begin in the afternoon at 1.15 with the final races at around 2.15. You are welcome to come and support your child.
Please could you ensure that your child has a sunhat and water bottle for sports day and ensure that suncream is applied before school. Should you wish to reapply sun cream to your child for the afternoon, please feel free to do so once we have come out onto the field and the children are lined up ready for their activities.
Miss Horsepool’s class will still be swimming on Sports Day so please could they bring their swimming things.
Thank you for your support.
The Year 1 team
Now that the weather is hot and sunny (and we hope it lasts!) please could you ensure that your child brings a sun hat to school every day. Children are out in the fresh air for playtimes and lunchtimes as well as learning outside so it is important that they are protected from the sun. We do have a small supply of spare hats which children will wear if they forget theirs.
Please could you also ensure that suncream is applied everyday before school.
Thank you for your support.
Please note that Sports Day is next week – on Tuesday 20th June. Please see the attached letter for more details. Children may come to school on this day wearing their PE kit.
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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
Please could you check your child’s PE kit to see if you have one belonging to Megan Kinney by mistake as it has gone missing.
All of the unnamed lost property has been put out on a table by the Discovery Zone. Please pop in and check if you think you are missing something. It really does help us if all items which your child brings to school are clearly named as then we can easily find the owner and reduce the lost property.
We hope you have an enjoyable holiday.
All classes are still short of parents to help us walk to church tomorrow afternoon for the Easter Service. If you would be able to help accompany us tomorrow from 1.15 – 2.30, please could you let your child’s teacher know today.