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Homework Topic Menu - Spring 1
Christmas Play 2017 - A Midwife in Crisis!
Making Vehicles in Design technology!

We made our own Mrs Armitage style vehicles in Design technology this half term.

D-side Visit

Year 1 were lucky to have a visit from D-Side. Q the robot told us all about the human body and how to keep it healthy. We had a lot of fun!

Spooky dress up day!

We had lots of fun on Spooky dress up day! We think we look very spooky!

Black History Month

This half term our topic focused on Black History month. In art we looked at the artist Jacob Lawrence. We created our own Jacob Lawrence inspired masks taken from the book 'Jacob Makes a World'. We used different pastel techniques to create our masks.

Handa Baskets

In Design Technology this half term we made our own Handa baskets using a weaving technique. We were all really proud of our hard work. We hope you like them too!


Year 1 would like to say a big Well Done to our new school council representatives for Year 1, Muhammad and Revana! We would also like to say a big Well Done to our new class greeters, Oakley and Alicia! We are sure all 4 children will do a super job at representing our class this year in their new roles!

English Hook: Mrs Armitage on Wheels!

Year 1 became inventors after reading our new text 'Mrs Armitage on Wheels'. It is a story about how a lady, Mrs Armitage, added different items to her bike to make it into a super bike! We designed and made our own items to put on Mrs Armitage's new bike! We had lots of fun!

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!

Handa's Surprise!

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!

European Languages Day!

We had a marvellous afternoon on European languages day. We found out lots of information about France, learned some common French phrases and tried croissants! They were yummy!

Year 1 Homework Menu
Welcome to Year 1 (2017)
Important information:

Physical Education
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 .

Reading Books
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 a piece of homework weekly. This will be an online homework on Matheltics or a worksheet. 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.

and finally....
If you have any questions about Year 1 and the things we do, please come and talk to either Miss Horigan, Miss O'Connor or Miss Vila Julia after school.