We have had a wonderful term so far and we are so proud of all of the children and their progress. They have really risen to the challenges that Year 1 brings and thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Poles last term. The children have created some fabulous art work focusing on the Aurora Borealis and have loved learning about Inuit people and how they live. We have also carried out a variety of experiments to explore materials and their properties and are looking forward to carrying this on this half term
This term we are so thankful and excited to be back together as a year 1 family learning in the classroom! We have already planted even more flowers and vegetables to watch grow and to help us learn about plants and what they need to grow and how different they all are! We cannot believe how fast the peas in particular are growing! We we also be learning about sculptures this term and will be exploring the artwork of Alberto Giacometti to help inspire us for our own sculptures.
We are so incredibly proud of the children and their hard work during the last lock down and are very grateful for all of the support and help you have been given your child. It was so lovely to see how enthusiastic and proud of their learning they were each day and as a result have made wonderful progress. We can't wait to keep sharing our learning with you!
Thank you for your ongoing support,
Miss Wilby, Mrs Davies and Mr Evans :)
This year your child will receive weekly maths homework. We are working hard to develop our fluency alongside reasoning and problem solving. Please encourage your child to discuss their reasoning with you and to use concrete resources to support and deepen their understanding.
We are also starting to send home letter formation sheets to practice writing cursive letters from the line and in the correct way. You will also find QR codes on each sheet with myself (Miss Wilby) demonstrating the letter formation alongside the rhyme which matches to our phonics sounds.
Both maths and letter formation homework is due back in on Wednesdays.
Weekly spellings will be sent home for the term for a test on Fridays. All spellings are partnered with our weekly phonics lessons. The spellings are also available to download below and to practice on Spelling Shed. If you do not have access to Spelling Shed, please let a member of the Year 1 team know.
Children will be able to change reading books every Friday. Please use the reading bookmarks (banded and KS1) to support your child and their comprehension of the text that they are reading. Please can you record all your child’s reading at home in their Reading diary, including the name of the book and the pages read.
Children will have PE lessons every Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure that they come into school in their PE kit on these days.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you for your ongoing support.
Miss Wilby and the Year 1 team
Each week we are focusing on one letter to nail the formation of correctly. This week's letter is the letter 'a' - you start on the line. Go to the top of the apple, then go around the apple and down the leaf. Please follow the link below to see the modelling of the letter. Make sure you are holding your pencil correctly!