Thank you parents and carers!
Year 1 would like to say a massive thank you to all the parents and carers who helped us with our homework in the first half term! The amount of time and effort that was put into the pieces that the children brought in was amazing!
There is a new homework menu for Autumn 2 and all the staff in year 1 are already excited to see what the children bring in this half term!
Our book in English last half term was Handa's Surprise. We learned the text in our lessons through Talk for Writing. As part of our hook lesson we went on a fruit hunt around school. We had to find all the fruit that the animals took from Handa in the story. Once we found the fruit we had a great time tasting them all! Yum!
We even made Kenyan style houses from the story!
Welcome to Year 1 (2016)
PE days are Tuesdays and fridays and children will need their PE kits in school all week.
PE kit should consist of a t-shirt and shorts and a pair of pumps .
Please ensure that your child brings their reading book everyday.
Books will be changed on Mondays but your child must have their reading diary signed to say they have read to an adult. Please try to listen to your child reading for at least 5-10 minutes each day.
Sharing a book at bedtime or reading a story to your child will help them develop a love for reading!
Spellings and Phonics
Spelling Tests take place on Fridays and new spellings will be given out on Mondays. Words will be stuck/written into the children's spelling books and tests will also be done in these books. Please make sure that your child looks after their book and that you check it regularly. Thank you.
Your children will be set an online homework of either Matheltics or Spellodrome. This will be sent out on Thursdays and will need to be completed for the following week.
A homework menu linked to our learning in class will also be sent out at the start of each half term. There will be six activities on this menu. Each activity will be allocated points and you and your child can choose which activities you complete.
We also encourage parents to practise times tables with their children so that they can learn them by reciting them and know them by heart. They should practise x2,x10 and x5.
Reading Eggs and Mathletics websites
The school has paid for all Year 1 children to use these sites at school and at home.
Log in details and passwords have been sent home. If you have lost your child's deatils please ask for another copy.
If you have any questions about Year 1 and the things we do, please come and talk to either Miss Horigan, Mr Audus or Miss McLaughlan after school.