It is going to be a very exciting week in school this week as the whole school is focusing on Science. Every day the class will be taking part in a variety of science experiments.
In maths we will be exploring maths problems, choosing the correct skills to solve a maths problem.
In literacy we will be introducing 'ea', 'oi', 'aw' and 'ur'. We will also be developing our handwriting and revisiting all of the long ladder letters and curly caterpillar letters.
School is currently running as normal during the day for the children. Understandably, we are having to postpone parents' evenings this week. This is the correct precaution at this time, it is better to be a little proactive before an event than to be very reactive after an event - when it is too late. There are a number of parents I would like to talk to, I will be giving you a ring this week. If you do not hear from me then it is because your child is:
Making expected progress (or better) in both literacy and maths and I am very happy with where they are at.
They enjoy school and are very well behaved at all times.
They read regularly at home and this is evident in the progress they are making.
They enjoy and get involved in all areas of learning, including, Expressive Art and Design, PE and Understanding the World.
Please keep up the DAILY reading.
Remember that the handwriting is cursive.
Keep an eye on this page if the school has to close - for ideas and activities to do at home.
Animal homes continued...
The children have really enjoyed talking about animals and their homes, and so we will continue with the theme this week.
In literacy we will be revising the formation of all the letter families and developing our name writing - perfect every time!!
In maths we will be introducing the concept of counting in 2s and 5s.
Forest school will be on Wednesday (hopefully a little drier than last week) and on Friday we will be having an extra long dance session.
Modern Britain Week
This week we will be enjoying a whole school project on Modern Britain. We will be exploring the diverse population of our wonderful country, by meeting a variety of people from a variety of beliefs and backgrounds, both in real life and on videos. Please keep up-to-date with all that is going on through the projects page.
We will be looking at what our British Values are, what they mean to us and how they can help us be the best that we can be.
In Literacy we will be talking and writing about our half term holiday, finding out about and writing about our visitors and introducing the next handwriting family, the 'Zig Zag Monsters' (v, w, x and z).
In Numeracy we will be exploring number bonds to 10. These are 2 numbers that when added together make the total 10 e.g. 5+5, 2+8 or 6+4. We will be using the tens frame and the part whole model to complete practical games (for info on this see below).
If you fancy a giggle at one of the videos that we will be watching then have a look at...
I am also very excited to tell you that we have booked a dance teacher from 'Dance in Motion' to take 6 sessions this half term. She will be teaching the class a variety of dance skills that will culminate in a mini performance for you to watch - watch this space!
Home from around the World continued and Safer Internet Day
The children have, once again, enjoyed learning about other cultures and places from around the world and so this week we will continue with this theme. The children will be able to create their own version of a house - both big and small. We will also be exploring the story behind Valentines day and writing/ creating our own cards.
Our phonics this week will be revising all of the sounds taught so far, with a particular focus on 'ff', 'll' and 'ss'. Our handwriting will be finishing the One Armed Robot letters (b, m, p and K).
In maths we will be finishing off our work on combining 2 groups to find out how many we have altogether. We will be using the 'part-whole model' and 'tens frame' to help us (if you are unsure as to what they are - please click on the links).
Our Cricket sessions will be finishing on Wednesday. Em (the coach) has been wonderful and the children have really enjoyed this activity.
Next week is half term and I hope you all have a lovely break. If you do get a spare moment or two, please make sure you read with your child every day - it does make a difference. Do not forget a good bedtime story each night and most important of all... lots of huge cuddles.
Last week the children really enjoyed finding out about the Chinese New Year, and had many questions about their culture. Therefore, this week will continue to find out about other cultures from around the world and we will be looking at some of their traditional homes.
The children particularly enjoyed the CBeebies clips about the Chinese New Year. If you would like to re-watch them at home here they are... The Chinese New Year.
In maths we will be using quantities and objects, we will add and subtract 2 single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.
In literacy the aim will be to understand the importance of 'spaces' when writing simple sentences. The handwriting focus will be the 'One Armed Robot' family (r, n, h, b, m, p & k), this week we will be developing r, n and h. Our phonics focus will centre around revising set 2 sounds and reading words with set 2 sounds in them (Set 2).
Last week was a very busy week and if you have not already seen the photo page update, then please take a look at the photos from the PE festival. The children were once again a pleasure to take out. They were very well behaved and engaged with every activity with 100% enthusiasm. Thank you class 1 and well done!
This week will be a mixed bag of themes. We will start the week learning about the Chinese New Year, take part in a PE Festival mid week and finish the week looking at the story of Three Little Pigs!
When we get to the Three Little Pigs we will be
In literacy we will continue with our reading and writing. We will be focusing back in on our handwriting of curly caterpillar letters (c, a, d, g, q, o, e, s, & f). This week will be c, a, d, g & o. and daily phonics will be ‘ou’, ‘oy’ and revisiting ‘ay’ ‘ee’ and ‘igh’. Copies of the sounds will be in the book bags on Friday.
Bikeability was wonderful last week. Every child did really well and made great progress in ability and control and by the end of day 3 they could all balance and ride a balance bike. Please make sure that you remove the stabilizers off their bike, put the seat to the correct height and get them cycling!
Please remember to keep reading every day. It has a huge positive impact on their learning and academic progress. Do not forget to make a note of it in the Home Liaison books so as to keep us up to date at school. Many thanks.