This term, we will continue our topic 'Here, There and Everywhere.' We will continue to learn about important people and make links to famous explorers. In storytelling sessions, we are learning the tale of 'The Magic Porridge Pot.'
Look out for photographs of our learning coming soon. Please ensure that all permission slips have been returned to the school office so that we can share our learning with you.
The children will bring home their home reading books every day. Please encourage your child to read to you for five or ten minutes every night. Regular reading can make a tremendous difference to their confidence and attainment in class.
The children will bring home spellings to learn each week. The spellings are linked to our phonics work and Year 1 Common Exception Words set by the National Curriculum. Spellings will go home on a Friday and the spelling test will take place on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure you practise daily and if you want to make it more exciting, why not try practising spellings in a variety ways. Here are some examples;
Chalks on the garden path.
Water and paint brushes.
Chant the letters/sounds in the words.
Write the words in the sand/mud.
Magnetic letters on the fridge.
Our Star of the week is...
Olly has had a great start to Year 1. He has grown in confidence and is working much more independently now. You are producing great work in Maths Olly. Well done!
This term, your child will bring home some 'Fantastic Facts' homework. This will be based on improving the children's fluency in Maths when answering arithmetic questions. Your child will bring home the same set of calculations each week and the idea is that they get quicker each week. With this in mind, we ask that you time your child and record the time taken each week. Homework will go out on a Friday and come back the following Wednesday please.