Year One 2017 - 2018

Miss White

Welcome back! I hope you all have had a lovely break in the sun and are ready for our final fun and busy half term in Year One. 

Literacy

Welcome back! I hope you all have had a lovely break in the sun and are ready for our final fun and busy half term in Year One.  This half term Year One will be exploring the mysterious, magical and fun woodland. Our literacy work will be strongly linked to our exciting new topic. We will be reading planting our own sunflowers and writing instructions ‘How to grow a sunflower’. We will also be receiving a very exciting invitation from Princess Dandelion inviting us to her woodland party with her fairy and goblin guests. In preparation for the party we will be writing invitations, menus, letters and game instructions. We will have a party in the last week of the term. Date to be confirmed. We are still continuing to have a big focus this half term on handwriting. Lots of children are now joining which is amazing to see.

Well, I am sure you were all as impressed as I was with your children’s progression in reading and writing.  Please continue to support your child at home by sparing just 5 minutes each night to look through their reading books with them and let us know how they found the book at home. We will continue with our daily phonics this year- the vast majority of children are now on phase 5 and phase 6.  Ask your child to tell you about the sounds they have been learning!

A huge well done to everybody in Year One on the Phonics Screening Check. They all did amazing and worked extremely hard. You should all be very proud. 

Thank you again for all your support at home.

Numeracy

Numeracy is Year One is always fun, practical and interactive. Here are some of the things we will be focusing on this half term

-Number and Place Value

-Addition and Subtraction

- Number bonds to 10 and 20

-Money

-Solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division.

-Geometry: 2D and 3D shapes 

-Describe positions, directions and movement, including half, quarter and three quarter turns.

Topic - History and Science

Which birds and plants would Little Red Riding Hood find in our garden/ park?

This half term we will be exploring the outdoors. We will be learning about the structure of plants and trees and what they need to grow well. Throughout the topic we will be identifying common plants and trees in the garden and in the wild, sorting deciduous and evergreen trees, and crafting labelled plant collage pictures. All children will plant their own sunflowers and observe it closely over the coming weeks by measuring and recording its growth.

Where do and where did the wheels on the bus go?

This half term we are going to be exploring the development of transport throughout history. We will look at the inventions of different types of transports and explore how they have developed over time. We will talk and write about the differences between old and new transport and explore life in the past without modern transport. We will look at early travel methods of the Vikings, through to the invention of cars, trains and aeroplanes. We will also look at the significant individuals George Stephenson and the Wright brothers.

P.E- This half term PE will be on a Tuesday. Please ensure all children have a full kit and pumps in school all week and that all items of clothing as labelled with your child’s name. Please make sure all earring are removed on PE days. 

Key information

Please make sure that ALL items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Homework when set will always go home on a Friday and must be returned to school the following Wednesday.

Spellings will go home on a Friday to be practised at home ready for our spelling test on Friday mornings.

Diary dates

Saturday 1st July 11am-1pm - School Summer Fair 

Wednesday 5th July – KS1 Sports Day

Monday 10th July – Celebration of Learning 3:30- 4:00

Wednesday 12th July – Move up morning.

Friday 14th July. - School reports are sent home

Friday 21st July. - School breaks up 

 

Letters giving more details on events this half term will be sent out nearer the time.

Thank you again for all your continued support. I look forward to another fun, busy half term.

Miss White, Miss Dunraven and Miss Gorvette

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