Welcome to Year 1!
This half-term (Spring 1) our topic is 'Growth and Green Fingers,' focussing mainly on the structure and growth of plants. The children will learn the names of a variety of garden and wild plants and make observations over time. Linked to this, we will programme Beebots to travel through gardens in computing and do observational drawings of fruits and vegetables in art.
Outdoor P.E (ball skills) will be on Mondays with a professional coach and indoor P.E will be on Wednesdays. Please can children ensure that they have both outdoor and indoor kits in school all week in case of any timetabling changes.
Some important Year 1 notices
Library books - changed every Tuesday.
Library books are not levelled but are for your child's enjoyment to read with/supported/by you.
Reading books - changed daily (whenever a book has been read at least 3 times)
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 - Mondays
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.
Spelling test - Fridays
Spellings will be sent home on a Friday and 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 -please encourage your child to go on at least 3 times a week. The weekly spelling lists will be on here, alongside other spelling patterns and Year 1 high frequency words.