Welcome to the Year 1 class page!
Happy half-term holiday to you all!
The children have had a fantastic half term and I have been so impressed with the way that the children have adapted to the ‘new normal’ and their fantastic attitudes towards their learning. The move from Reception to Year One is a huge jump but the children really have taken it all in their stride. I am so proud of them all!
The children have enjoyed our ‘Brain Break’ this week and they have certainly become ‘Ram Sam Masters’. Have a go at doing The Ram Sam with your child and see if you can become a master too (and have a quick workout at the same time!) This link will take you to the song. Don’t be fooled by the slow start!
Our half-termly merit certificate was awarded to Toby – well done!
In our Maths this week we have continued with our addition and subtraction (within 10) unit. This week we have learnt about the addition symbol and how to add two groups of objects and two numbers together. We have also been practising writing number sentences. Our counting to 100 activity this week was DJ count with Jack Hartmann.
You can read our Heroes curriculum news letter here.
In our Phonics we are continuing to practise our sounds by reading and writing words and sentences. We use our ‘robot arms’ to help us blend the words together and our fingers to help us ‘grow the word’ for spelling.
I have not set any spellings for the half-term holiday but, if you would like to continue with some activities, have a look at this sheet with the first 100-high-frequency-words. See how many your child can read and then choose some for them to practise writing.
Please continue to read with your child at home – and remember to tick the reading chart each time!
This week we began our Christianity unit on ‘The Gospel’ looking at the good news that Jesus brings. We thought about the differences between good and bad and what makes a person good. We then looked at the good news Jesus brings about being a friend to the friendless.
Thursday and Friday are our PE days so the children will need to come to school in their P.E kit (trainers can be left at school ready for additional outdoor activities such as the Daily Mile). As the weather turns colder please do ensure that the children have warm clothing to wear for outdoor PE activities and for break times.
As the weather gets colder please ensure that your child has a jumper/cardigan/fleece to wear in class as we need to keep the classroom ventilated with open windows! We will also, hopefully, continue to take some of our learning outside. Please do email me if you have any questions or concerns or to share what the children are doing at home. I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Take care and stay safe