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Year 1 2018-19

A great start to Year 1!

The children have had a fantastic start to year 1. We are so proud of the way they have adjusted to new routines and expectations and worked incredibly hard. 

 

  • Reading is going really well and most children are changing their levelled reading books regularly.  Thank you for encouraging your child to read and for filling in the reading diaries as they do so. Children will continue to change their library book on Tuesdays, which can be read either by themselves or an adult for enjoyment and enrichment. 
  • The children have settled into their weekly spellings. They are learning spelling lists and achieving good scores. Please can spelling books be in school every Friday for the test and to insert the new list. The weekly lists now also feature on this Year 1 class page. 
  • The children have learned a range of new skills and consolidated others, including throwing and catching, pedestrian training and locating countries on U.K and World maps.

 

Mrs Smith and Miss Shedlow

Autumn Hunters - Descriptive writing - What words can you use to describe autumn?

2D shape activities

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Some important Year 1 notices

Christmas Play

The children received a copy of the script last week and we have started rehearsals in school! Please can parents/carers read through the children's lines with them as much as possible so that practices run smoothly and we can begin to put scenes together. Thank you very much for your support. 

Indoor PE is on Tuesday afternoons

Outdoor PE is on Wednesday afternoons

Please ensure all PE kits are brought on a Monday in preparation for the week and ensure all clothing is labelled clearly. 

 

Library books are changed every Tuesday.

Please ensure your child brings their library book to school on a Tuesday if they would like to change it. Library books are not levelled but are for your child's enjoyment to read with/supported/by you.

 

Reading books

Reading books are changed when your child has read a book at least 3 times. This is because repetition and familiarity will help build your child's confidence and fluency. The reading diaries are an important way of recording what your child is reading and how they are doing. We welcome any additional comments you might have; but please note that although we will read your comments we do not have the time to individually reply to/acknowledge in writing every comment made. 

 

Show and Tell

Show and Tell has a set slot every week on a Monday afternoon. We have split the class in to 3 groups so that each week just one group will get the chance to speak- this is to ensure everyone gets a chance to share with the class. Your child will be told when it is their turn the week before- please check in with them. They are allowed to bring in items from home but please make sure they are not too valuable or precious. Electronic devices are not permitted please. 

 

Spellings

Spellings will be sent home on a Friday and will be tested in class the following Friday. Please practise these as much as time permits for you and your family. We recommend practising daily in short, sharp bursts.

Spelling Shed

All Year 1 pupils will shortly be receiving a username and password for Spelling Shed. This is an online game for home and school, covering National Curriculum objectives and practising spelling lists created by class teachers. The children can log in as many times as they wish. Hopefully this will make practising spellings a lot more fun and productive. If you have any questions or problems, please speak to Miss Shedlow. 

 

https://hub.spellingshed.com

Our Year 1 Class Expectations

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Year 1 Class Text

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