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Weekly Note w/c 5.6.17

Dear Parents/Carers

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

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Weekly Note – w/c 22.5.17

Dear parents/carers

Maths

Next week in maths we are revisiting addition strategies, including adding 3 numbers together.

 

Literacy

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.

 

Swimming

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.

 

Trainers

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.

 

Half Term

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.

 

Many thanks

Year 1 team

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The eggs are hatching!!

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!

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Weekly Note – w/c 15.5.17

 

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

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Weekly note – w/c 8.5.17

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

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Weekly Note w.b. 1.5.17

Dear parents/carers

Welcome back to the Summer Term. We hope that you all had a lovely Easter break.

 

Maths

Next week in maths we will be working on counting patterns; counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s both forwards and backwards. If you would like to support this work at home then you could help your child to count sets of objects by grouping them in 2’s, 5’s or 10’s e.g.

  • put Lego bricks in towers of 10 and then count 10, 20, 30, 40… to find the total.
  • arrange toy animals in pairs and then count them 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12…to find out how many altogether.

We will also be carrying out some assessment tasks so that we can set the children new Rainbow Maths Targets. Our focus for the summer term will be on addition and subtraction facts, which will allow children to improve their speed and confidence and apply some of the facts they have already learned (number bonds, doubles and halves)

 

Swimming

Swimming lessons will begin again this week.

Mrs Bramley’s Class – Monday

Miss Horsepool’s Class – Tuesday

Mrs Boscher’s Class – Thursday

All lessons take place from 9am. If anyone is able to help with any of these swimming slots please speak to your class teacher. It is really useful to have extra help when the children are getting changed.

 

PE and Games lessons

PE lessons will continue on a Wednesday morning for all classes. Could children please bring shorts, t-shirts and a pair of trainers because when the weather is good, inside lessons may now take place outside instead.

Could we also asked that trainers are now brought into school every Tuesday for our afternoon outdoor session.

 

Visit to Walled Garden

Just a reminder that we are visiting the Victorian Walled Garden at Saumarez Park to fit in with our Secret Garden topic. We do require additional adult help for these visits so please speak to your class teacher if you are able to come along. We shall be leaving school on the buses at 9.15am and will return by 11.30am.

Mrs Boscher’s class – Tuesday 2nd May

Miss Horsepool’s class – Thursday 4th May

Mrs Bramley’s class – Thursday 11th May

 

Sunhats and Suncream

Could we ask that all children have a sunhat in school everyday. It is helpful if long lasting suncream is applied before school. As well as our outdoor learning sessions, we shall begin eating lunch outside when the weather is good.

If you would like to purchase a school sun cap then they are available from the office priced £5.00

 

Transition

In order to help prepare our Reception children for the move to Year One, this half term we shall be doing some lunchtime swaps on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

Morning Routine

In preparation for Year 2, could we ask that all children now come into school in the mornings independently. Children should line up with the teacher on duty at 8.55am and come in through the Year 1 and 2 door.

 

Many thanks

Year 1 team

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Missing PE kit and Lost Property

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.

Thank you

 

 

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Weekly Note – w/c 3.4.17

We have nearly reached the end of another busy term! The children are really enjoying our Secret Garden topic and this will continue after the holidays. They have enjoyed challenges to create a clay flower and to work in a potting shed where they have to work out how much it will cost to plant their seed and write instructions for looking after it. They may be bringing these home.

Next week we will be walking to the church on Wednesday afternoon to watch the Easter Service which is led by Year 4. We are still short of parents to walk down with us so if you are able to come, please can you let your child’s teacher know.

On Thursday afternoon it is the Spring Fayre. Infants may be collected from their classrooms from 2pm to attend the Fayre (please note that juniors are collected from 2.30pm onwards). Children will not allowed to go unaccompanied but may attend the Fayre after school if they are picked up at the usual time.

School finishes for the Easter holidays on Friday 7th at 1pm. Children may bring a more substantial snack that morning as they won’t be having lunch at school. School begins again after the holidays on Wednesday 26th April.

Information for after the holidays 

Swimming

Swimming will begin again after the holidays

Mrs Bramley’s Class – Monday 9 -10.30

Miss Horsepool’s Class – Tuesday 9 – 10.30

Mrs Boscher’s Class – Thursday 9 – 10.30

Children will need their swimming kits on these days, including a swimming hat. Please make sure that children don’t wear earrings on these days or have them taped up.

If you are able to help the children change for swimming or are happy to go in the water with them, please let your child’s teacher know.

Trip to the Victorian Walled Gardens

We will be visiting the Victorian Walled Gardens at Sausmarez Park to learn about growing and planting. The classes will be going on the following days:

Tuesday 2nd May – Mrs Boscher’s Class

Thursday 4th May – Miss Horsepool’s Class

Thursday 11th May – Mrs Bramley’s Class

We will be leaving school at 9am and returning by 11.30. If you are able to help with this trip, please let your child’s teacher know.

Thank you for your support and we hope you have an enjoyable holiday.

The Year 1 team