Cyprus Class Blog 20.5.16

Book Bags: Please ensure that the children bring their book bag to school every day, as in addition to being a means of transporting reading materials it is a valuable method of communication. We encourage the children to give important notes from their parents directly to their class teacher or teaching assistant.

Uniform: Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name. Children will need their P.E. kits in school on PE days. Our P.E. days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please encourage children to be independent dressers at home, as these skills will be helpful at school.

Reading: We change the children’s reading books daily, so if they have finished their book please ensure that the children put their home reading record and reading book in the basket every morning to be changed. Please support your child with reading at home.

Phonics: The Phonics scheme we follow is Read, Write, Inc. HFW, Year 1 Spellings and RWI sounds (please see below) these activities are ongoing for the year and not part of the weekly homework which is set on Mathletics and Spellodrome.

RWI sounds for parents

Key Stage 1 HFW Spellings

Year 1 Spelling List 1

Handwriting: Please look at the letters sheet attached to see how we write each letter. We would recommend that you use this sheet to help your child when he/ she is completing any written work at home.

Handwriting Policy

Homework: Homework will be set every Friday (published in our class blog). Please see below.

Home Learning Template

Learning for Topic: What does it take to be an Olympic/Para-Olympic champion?

Next week in Literacy we will be continuing our learning on adventure stories and exploring The Little Mermaid further

Next week in Numeracy we will be focusing on mathematical vocabulary and identifying the difference between different terms

Next week in RE we will be learning about St Constantine and St Helen

Next week in PE we will be focusing on Tri-Golf and Rounders


During Arts Week 31.5.16 there is a oracy competition where children will be asked to talk about a specific topic for 1 minute. In Year 1 our topic will be: Helping Others and how the Orthodox faith promotes this.

Please could parents help their children prepare a speech no longer than 1 minute about this topic over the Easter Holidays and bring their speeches back to school: 

due date: 27.5.16

Your support would be greatly appreciated!!!!!


Thank you for your support!

Have a lovely weekend.

Ms Young and Miss Ferzan