Notices & Reminders
Here are a few notices about the upcoming weeks.
Red Nose Day
On Friday it is Red Nose day. Children can come into school wearing non-uniform which includes something red. A £1 donation for Comic Relief is asked for this. It is also the dance competition. If children wish to enter they are also asked to bring in a £1 donation.
On Monday 18th March 2019 it is the start of 'Science Week'. If you any of the following at home which you do not need we would gratefully receive it for some experiments...
- Junk modelling equipment e.g. cardboard boxes
- washing up liquid
- dirty pennies (which I'll donate to charity after use)
- Skittles (sweets)
Please can children also have wellie boots in school for the whole week as we are planning on doing some outdoor learning.
Easter Bonnet Parade
We will be hosting our annual Easter bonnet parade on Thursday 4 April 2019 at 2:30 pm in our main playground (weather permitting). Children should make a hat/bonnet for this and bring it into school on the day.
Parents/families are welcome to come and watch the parade from 2:30 pm in our main playground. Should it be raining, we will be using our school hall. Prizes will be allocated to the best boy and girl in each class which have been kindly donated through the Friends Association funding.
Further to the recent parent survey and reflections on homework in school we are changing the way homework is set across the school. We will no longer be setting the bronze, silver and gold levels of homework. The children now need to do the following...
I have set 7 spellings each week for the children to learn. They are made up of tricky words, words from the Y1 national curriculum, phonics patterns and spelling patterns. The children will have a spelling test every so often to see how they are getting on with them but this will not be on a set day.
Children still need to read regularly. I will not be counting comments each week but will check in sporadically. I will issue rewards in school for those that are reading at home regularly e.g. extra break.
I have set 10 tasks to be completed over this term.
Children need to continue to work on their number cards and we will test on a Friday if they are ready to be tested.
I will put some suggestions of learning opportunities that could be completed at home to support our topic on the theme letter that will be issued shortly. This is not compulsory.
Any questions about the homework please ask one of the Year One team
Thank you everyone for attending the phonics workshop on Thursday. I hope you found it useful. Below are a list of links that were mentioned at the meeting.
Any further questions please ask.
|PE (pm)||PE (am)|
Show and Tell (pm)
|Book changing for Red and Blue groups||Book changing for Blue, Green and Yellow groups||Book changing for Red and Blue groups||Book changing for Blue, Green and Yellow groups|
Show and tell timetable
18.01.19 Red and Blue group
|Something from a hot place e.g. photo/picture/information book/story etc|
|25.01.19 Green and Yellow group||Something from a hot place e.g. photo/picture/information book/story etc|
|01.02.19 Red and Blue group ||Something from a cold place e.g. photo/picture/information book/story etc|
|08.02.19 Green and Yellow group||Something from a cold place e.g. photo/picture/information book/story etc|
|01.03.19 Red and Blue group||A drawing/picture/soft toy/model of an animal from a hot place|
|08.03.19 Green and Yellow group||A drawing/picture/soft toy/model of an animal from a hot place|
|15.03.19 Red and Blue group||A drawing/picture/soft toy/model of an animal from a cold place|
22.03.19 Green and Yellow group
|A drawing/picture/soft toy/model of an animal from a cold place|
|29.03.19 Red and Blue group|| |
|03.04.19 Green and Yellow group||Free choice|