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We hope that you and your children had a very enjoyable Easter break, and made the most of the sunshine that we had and were able to enjoy some of the easing of lockdown. The children are excited to continue their journey to develop new skills as well as applying the skills they have learnt so far. We would like to welcome everyone back to the start of the summer term in Year 1.
In English children will be given plenty of opportunity to embed previously taught and new skills across a range of genres. This will include the use of prefixes, suffixes, adjectives, punctuation and conjunctions. Children will also be encouraged to use their phonic knowledge when spelling. The children will be exploring a range of fiction genres as well as writing their own non-fiction texts.
In Maths, the children will be starting the term by consolidating their learning about length, moving onto new topics of capacity and mass. The children will be given opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts through solving a range of problems.
Children will continue to have a daily phonics lesson building upon their previous phonic knowledge and developing it further. Due to the changes in assessment this year, the phonics screening check 2021 for Year 1 pupils has been cancelled.
In Science, we will be learning about animals before moving on to learning about plants. Our thematic topic, ‘Our Wonderful World’, will see Classes 3 and 4 complete their learning about the United Kingdom, including a special design technology task, before we adventure to a different countries - watch this space for more detail!
Our PE sessions are: Tuesday
Children need to wear their PE kits from home and children in Year 1 will have P.E on Tuesdays. Please ensure that children wear the correct PE kit in school at all times. In the interests of safety no jewellery, including earrings and bangles, should be worn on PE days.
Please ensure all uniform (including PE kit and pumps/trainers) is labelled with your child’s full name and class – there were a number of PE clothes and uniform that were found at the end of the Spring term and we are aware how expensive it is!
Reading is an important part in your child’s learning, and we will ensure that reading books are changed at least twice a week. Please rest assured that health and safety measures are in place to ensure the safety of this. Daily reading at home is crucial and a great and easy way to support your children at home. Your child will continue to have their purple homework books to develop their creative skills. Additional homework will also be given to ensure children are consolidating their learning in the classroom at home through Purple Mash, Reading Eggs/ReadingEggspress, Education City and MyMaths. Spellings will be given out and tested each week.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, through Class Dojo or who will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
We have much to be excited about for the Summer Term and we look forward to a term packed full of learning and progress.
Mrs Williams/Miss Wood Miss Morgan
Class 3 Class 4
Mrs Hothi and Mrs Chana – Year 1 support
This term in Science Year 1 have been investigating their 5 senses. Here are some pictures of some the investigations we have carried out.
Here we are investigating and describing different smells.
We sorted different objects into different textures.
We had a taste testing session to investigate different types of tastes (sour, bitter, sweet, and salty).
As part of DT sessions Year 1 have been looking at how to make marmalade. We had a fantastic day making our own marmalade for Paddington Bear. We think Paddington really enjoyed eating it and so did we!
On Monday 15th July 2019, Year 1 went on an open top bus ride to Bantock Park. The children enthusiastically explored various playground equipment and enjoyed going on a flower hunt. They had fantastic day and they were superstars on the open top bus. WELL DONE YEAR 1!
On Tuesday 12th March 2019, the children in Year One went on a trip to the Cannock Chase Toy Museum. They learnt about toys from the past and how they have changed. They had lots of fun creating peg dolls, exploring and playing with old fashioned toys. The children enjoyed watching the hilarious Punch and Judy puppet show and performed a toy dance.
On Monday 10th September 2018, Year 1 had a fantastic time on Pirate inspiration day. In the morning we learnt to use directional language to find the pirate treasure and worked together to solve a pirate puzzle! We painted our own class pirate ships and used our phonics to help us to read and spell words with coins. We unlocked the secret pirate code by read capital letters to help us find the golden coins hunt In the afternoon we did pirate PE where we had a we had great fun walking the plank and enjoyed listening to pirate stories with Mrs Flanagan.
Royal Wedding Day Celebrations
Year One had a visit from Zoo2U who brought us some some furry, feathery, and scaly creatures as part of our science topic. They met some tortoises, guinea pigs, a hognose snake, boa constrictor, skunk, kestrel, a white faced owl, a greater tenrec and a very noisy parrot! As well as this we also had lots of fun making animal masks, animal habitats and going on a minibeast hunt. The children were able to learn all about the different habitats they live in, what they eat, and animal classifications. A great day was had by all! Have a look at some of our habitats we made. I’m sure you will agree they look amazing!