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.
Phonics: The Phonics scheme we follow is Read, Write, Inc. Please read and practise your sounds and spellings with your child at home. Please see below.
Homework: Homework will be set every Friday (published in our class blog). Please return completed homework to school by the following Monday. Please see below.
Learning: Our main topic this half term is Ancient Greece.
Next week in Literacy we will be learning about stories with familiar settings. We will focus on the story ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ by Judith Kerr. The children will be finding and discussing the title, the beginning, middle and end of the story. They will practise writing sentences using capital letters and full stops correctly. Year 1 will also be creating and writing character profiles from the story.
Next week in Numeracy we will be focusing on numbers to 20, the names of all the numbers, pronouncing the numbers properly, ordering numbers, counting several sets of objects and counting forwards/ backwards. Children will also be learning about new methods and strategies to count such as Number lines
Next week in Science we will be learning about different seasons and weather. The children will identify different types of weather and identifying characteristics of seasonal changes
Next week in History we will be exploring various facts about Ancient Greece focusing on the terms BC and AD.
Next week in Art we will be designing our own Greek Islands.
Next week in RE we will be learning about the concept of God living in heaven and watching over us
Next week in indoor PE we will be focusing on Athletics mastering basic movements including running. We will be running at different speeds.
Next week in outdoor PE we will be focusing on Games/ Cross Country. We will be learning how to recognise space and how to defend when sending and receiving the ball.
Thank you for your support!
Have lovely weekend.
Ms Young and Miss Ferezan