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Last updated: 28.03.19

Notices

Year one have had a very busy past few weeks. This week we had a fantastic time visiting The Golden Hinde. The children were very excited to see some of the famous London landmarks on our journey to The Golden Hinde and they thoroughly enjoyed hearing all about life onboard the ship during Francis Drake's time.

We have also been enjoying the activities we have been able to take part in as part of our STEM fortnight and look forward to our presentation to parents next week.  

 

Calendar/ Key dates

School Diary

Monday 25th March - Creative Home Learning due in

Monday 25th March to Friday 5th April - STEM Enrichment weeks 

Friday 29th March - Dress as a Scientist Day 

Friday 29th March - Garden Night - see parent mail 

Wednesday 3rd April - Presentation to parents (pm)

Thursday 4th April - Presentation to parents (am)

Friday 5th April - End of Spring term

 

Letters

 Welcome to KS1 Letter

Home Learning 

Recent and extensive educational research has found that homework for primary aged children has minimal impact unless it reinforces learning and regularly allows children to rehearse and practise skills and facts e.g. times tables and spellings.

 

Reading

Children are expected to read at home regularly (at least 10 - 15 minutes daily) and to discuss their reading with an adult at home to develop language and comprehension.  Reading Record books must be brought into school every Monday to be checked. It may be that the Reading Record is checked more than once during the week.  Children are able to change their reading book whenever they need to.  Also children may borrow books from the Infant Library. We encourage the children to share their library book with an adult at home as well.

Helping your child with reading 2017-18

Nurturing young readers

Reading with your child in Key Stage 1

 

Spring Topic - Our Island

Please see the attached vocabulary list for our new topic. This list is part of a new initiative called Word Aware that we are using in school. We thought it would be helpful to share this list with you so that you can use some of these words at home when discussing the topic. If your child speaks a different language at home it would be helpful to discuss and translate these words using your home language. We may need to add to this list during the topic as new words are introduced. 

Topic Vocabulary List Spring 2019

 

Key words/ Spelling 

Please can you regularly revisit the Year 1 Common Exception Words with your child to ensure that they can read and spell them correctly. Also it would be helpful if you could make sure that your children practice how to spell their surnames as well as using capital and lowercase letters correctly in their first name.

 

Number Facts and Times Tables

It would be useful if the children could be given opportunities at home to practice the following key maths skills: number formation, spelling number words up to 20, number recognition up to 100, counting forwards and backwards, recognising one more or one less of a given number, adding and subtracting single and two digit numbers, and doubles up to 20.

 

Year 1 Maths Calculation Policy

 

Learning this week:

 

STEM activities, trip to Golden Hinde and preparation for our presentation to parents. 

 

Learning next week:

STEM activities and rehearsal and presentation to parents. 

 

Year 1 Spring Learning Tree 

Reading

Children are expected to read at home regularly (at least 10 - 15 minutes daily) and to discuss their reading with an adult at home to develop language and comprehension.  Reading Record books must be brought into school every Monday to be checked. It may be that the Reading Record is checked more than once during the week.  Children are able to change their reading book whenever they need to.  Also children may borrow books from the Infant Library. We encourage the children to share their library book with an adult at home as well.

Helping your child with reading 2017-18

Nurturing young readers

Reading with your child in Key Stage 1

 

Spring Topic - Our Island

Please see the attached vocabulary list for our new topic. This list is part of a new initiative called Word Aware that we are using in school. We thought it would be helpful to share this list with you so that you can use some of these words at home when discussing the topic. If your child speaks a different language at home it would be helpful to discuss and translate these words using your home language. We may need to add to this list during the topic as new words are introduced. 

Topic Vocabulary List Spring 2019

 

Key words/ Spelling 

Please can you regularly revisit the Year 1 Common Exception Words with your child to ensure that they can read and spell them correctly. Also it would be helpful if you could make sure that your children practice how to spell their surnames as well as using capital and lowercase letters correctly in their first name.

 

Number Facts and Times Tables

It would be useful if the children could be given opportunities at home to practice the following key maths skills: number formation, spelling number words up to 20, number recognition up to 100, counting forwards and backwards, recognising one more or one less of a given number, adding and subtracting single and two digit numbers, and doubles up to 20.

 

Year 1 Maths Calculation Policy

 

Learning this week:

 

STEM activities, trip to Golden Hinde and preparation for our presentation to parents. 

 

Learning next week:

STEM activities and rehearsal and presentation to parents. 

 

Year 1 Spring Learning Tree