Every week, myself and Miss. Roberts decide on a ‘star of the week’. This will be a child who has been noticed for displaying beautiful behaviour and well-presented hard work throughout each school day and as a result, will be sent home with our class friend Doogie. If Doogie is sent to your home, please look after him keeping him safe, clean and dry. Doogie enjoys reading, writing, counting, playing and sharing news. Please encourage your child to write all about their weekend adventure with Doogie and display photographs in the book provided. On a Monday morning, your child will sit on the 'share chair' to tell us all about their weekend adventures.
Doogie hopes to visit your family one week soon! J
A very warm and autumnal welcome back to our second term in Year 1! After a busy 8 weeks in training, we left for the October half term as ‘Superheroes’. We now rocket our way into our brand new topic, ‘Moon Zoom’.
We’ll travel through space to learn about the Solar System. We’ll investigate an alien crash site, write an incident report and try to find the aliens who have landed. Where could they be? We’ll make models of the Solar System and design spaceships. Books and photographs will help us to learn about the first lunar landing and the astronauts who venture into space. We will compose space sounds and dances, and we’ll also explore satellite images, investigate rockets and use ICT to communicate our ideas and present our work. It will be out of this world!
Are you ready for blast off?
The Values and Virtues for this half term are Attentive and Discerning.
We are growing to be Attentive to our experiences, and Discerning about the choices we make and the effects that those choices have on others.
We will begin this term with ‘Prayer’, a unit designed to develop the children’s understanding of prayer as a special way of spending time with God. The children will be exploring the Vocabulary, actions, places and aids associated with prayer, with particular reference to the prayer of praise and intercession. The children will also explore how Christians give praise to God in the psalms and in prayers like the “Glory Be To The Father” and the “Our Father”.
On 1st December, we will enter into the liturgical season of Advent, a time when children will develop an understanding of waiting and preparing for the celebration of the birth of Jesus and his coming again. The children will learn and understanding that Advent is a joyful liturgical season and will allow them to participate in a special liturgy.
Our Science topics this term will include ‘The Solar System’ and properties of everyday materials. We will be learning about the planets and comparing them using positioning words such as ‘closest’, ‘nearest’, ‘far from’, ‘smallest’ and ‘largest’.
Please continue to ensure that every item of your child’s school uniform is clearly labelled, especially jumpers/cardigans.
Water bottles need to also be labelled and bought into school every day.
Reading books: Please ensure your child brings their reading book and reading record into school every day. Home reading will contribute and support your child with their ability to read and evidence of reading 3 times a week or more in your child’s reading diary will earn your child a sticker on our reading chart! J
Homework: Your child’s English homework book and Maths homework books are given out on a Friday and need to be returned on the following Thursday. Please ensure your child only completes the pages that are dated in red pen.
Spellings: are given out in yellow books on a Monday and need to be returned the following Monday.
CRASH, BANG, BOOM, SPLAT,
Miss.Erroi would like to WELCOME YOU BACK!
I hope that you have all had a fun and fantastic summer holiday!
Year 1 have lots of exciting challenges ahead of them as Superheroes in training!
It's time to rescue the planet from evil villains!
The heroes we admire the most may be ordinary people who have achieved great things, or may be people who save lives in our emergency services.
Superheroes have super senses. We will be using ours to identify mystery items with our smell, taste, sound and touch.
The Virtues and Values for this half term are Grateful and Generous.
We are growing to be grateful for our own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with our kindness to others.
There are lots of fun writing activities that Year 1 will be completing in English. Children will have to work hard to hold their pencil using a fine pincer grip and carefully form their upper and lower case letters correctly. We will also be learning to apply the correct types of punctuation in all of our writing.
The Human Body is our Science focus for this term. We will look closely at the strength and muscular power a Superhero needs in order to be and stay fit, strong and healthy. We will focus on healthy eating as well as learn about our five senses: taste, smell, hearing, touch, sight.
Our class saint is St.Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland.
In R.E this term, we are learning about ‘Creation’. This unit will develop the children’s appreciation of themselves and the world around them as part of God’s Creation. The children will be sequencing the story of Creation and reflecting on the need to thank and praise God for his many gifts.
Your child’s reading book will be sent home daily and needs to please be returned every day in order for us to hear your child read in school. Reading books will be changed once a week on a Tuesday (more times if we feel necessary).
As much home reading as possible will make such a difference to your child’s reading. Even just listening to your child read one or two pages a day, will support their ability to read and develop significantly. Please write a comment in their reading diary each time you hear them read. We will reward your child with a sticker on our chart if we see evidence of them reading three times a week or more.
Homework will be handed out every Friday and collected back in on the following Thursday. Please ensure only one page is completed per week in each book.
It is very important for your child to have access to their water bottle in school every day.
Please can you ensure that every item of your child’s school uniform including bag, coat and water bottle are clearly labelled. This will help massively if any item were ever to get lost.
Without further or do, Year 1 wish you, a ‘Hulk SMASHING’ day!
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