Friday, 31 March 2017

YR1 3.4.17 Week Ahead

Next week is looking to be a very exciting week! 

First thing on Monday we are going to the Farm, which means your child needs to arrive wearing a waterproof coat, school top, old trousers and wellies.  We also advise your child to bring spare bottoms (perhaps their uniform) as well, just in case we don’t get lovely spring sunshine. We still need adult helpers so if you are free please just turn up on Monday morning ready. Thank you!

On Friday we have got our class assembly and as I am sure you are aware you are welcome to come and watch. After you drop your children off on Friday you can wait in the hall and our assembly should start at about 9.15am and will last approximately 30 minutes. If other family members wish to come that is fine also, but we do have a limit on space.  

Your child’s literacy learning this week will focus on drama in preparation for their assembly. This will heavily connect with music also. Please support your child at home by encouraging them to practise their lines for the assembly and challenge them to raise their voice whilst speaking. 

In Maths we are continuing to explore number with a particular emphasis on counting in 2s,5s and 10s and consolidating your child’s number bond skills. Additionally, we will be sequencing days of the week and the months of the year and solving word number problems. 

Thank you to all the parents who have supported Year 1 in the afternoons over the last few weeks, whilst they have been making puppets! I am can happily announce all of Year 1 have made a puppet and they are truly very individual. We look forward to showcasing them on Friday in our assembly.

Thank you also to all those parents who have supported The Big Pedal over the last two weeks. We have been keeping score and our class record was 23.

Please continue to practise phonics with your child and to read with them as often as you can.
Year 1 Team

Concerns over parking

As you are all aware, the school is fortunate to have a wide range of parking areas in its proximity. Due to the school's opening time, there is sufficient time for all parents and carers to access the  school grounds with their child in a safe manner.

Yet again it has come to the school's attention of what has been described as dangerous driving and also parking which is obstructing pedestrian walkways and crossings. This cannot continue.

We ask all members of our school community to follow the markings and ultimately think about road safety for our families too. Only a few months ago was there an accident outside a school in Weymouth.

The governing body are now looking into further action to be taken, the local Police team are also aware of this issue and are providing assistance with this matter.

Thank you.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Lambing Trip 3rd April 2017

Our lambing trip is coming up on the Monday 3rd April, we will need at least 3 or 4 more adults to join us. Please let a member of the Year 1 team know if you can come as soon as possible.

We will leave straight after the register and we will be back for 12pm.

YR1 24.3.17 This coming week.

This coming week in Literacy we will be doing another Big Write, based on the wonderful pictures within ‘Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne. I will not be revealing the story to the children until after the Big Write, so even if you have this book at home please do not share it with them. However, you can support your child by discussing the picture they bring home on Tuesday evening.
These questions may support you:

  • What is going on in the picture? 
  • What do you think is going to happen?
  • Can you describe the boy?
  • Can you describe the woods?
  • Why do you think he is going into the woods?
  • What is happening in there?

-        What normally happens in woods? Is it like Little Red Riding Hood?

Some of your children will be using a different stimulus for their Big Write, but I will inform those of this in the week. 
I look forward to seeing what your children produce! 

In Maths we are focusing on addition and subtraction. We will have a particular emphasis on solving pictorial addition and subtraction questions. Additionally, we will be counting and solving sums using twos, fives and tens. To engage the class we will be using ‘One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab’ by April Pulley Sayre and Jeff Sayre. I am hoping this story will spark your child’s interest to create sums at home using pictures within the story!

Next week is our final week making puppets for our Traditional Tale Topic. As we want to get them all finished before the end of term any extra hands would be much appreciated! On Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th at 2.30pm we will be working on them, so please come along. Just let one of the Year 1 Team know.

Thank you for all your support.

Year 1 Team

Monday, 20 March 2017

YR1 20.3.17 Week Ahead

This week, in Literacy, Year 1 are finishing writing their own version of the Three Little Pigs. We will then be looking at the book Fairytale News and writing our own headlines for Traditional Tales. Our headlines will include alliteration and exclamation marks. Finally this week we will be exploring compound sentences and the use of conjunctions.

In Maths we will are learning about 2D and 3D shapes, as well as using instructional positioning language like, next to, to the left of. Please keep pointing out shapes to your child at home or even ask them to put something back in the cupboard and use instructional positioning language like ‘Please put the jam in front of the peanut  butter!
Please continue to practise Phonics with your child at home as it really does support their Literacy progress. Doing it little and often would make all the difference. On the last week of term we will be informally assessing your child again so hopefully we will see an improvement. 

If you are around this Tuesday at 1.30pm we are doing more sewing for Design and Technology so please come and join in to support the children.

Year 1 Team