Notices & Reminders
After discussing with a few parents about tricky areas of maths I will be running a short maths workshop for parents on Wednesday 6th February. The session will start around 3:15pm and last for around 15 minutes. During the session I will explain some of the methods that we use to teach different maths topics and answer any questions you may have. There will be a chance for you to work on some of the maths with your child. The focus on this session will be adding by making 10 and subtraction crossing 10.
It was announced in the Friends Newsletter before Christmas that Year One were the class that sold the most raffle tickets for the Christmas bazaar and have won a film afternoon! This will take place this Friday afternoon (25.01.17). We are hoping to watch 'Paddington 2'. This is a PG so if anyone has any objections to this can you please let a member of the Year One team ASAP so that we can select an alternative before Friday.
Please see below information regarding a forthcoming trip to Paradise Wildlife Park. Payment and dinner ordering can be processed through Parentmail.
Before Christmas we did a phonics screening practise with a past paper. Tonight the children are bringing home their answer sheets so that you can see how they got on. The pass mark is 32.
If you have any questions about this please ask a member of the Year One team.
The show and tell timetable has been updated for the Spring term below.
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
Tonight I will be sending home some maths assessments that the children completed at the end of Autumn term so that you can see what we have been working on in maths and the areas your child found tricky. If you have any questions about any of the maths please come and ask.
Just to remind you the children continue to have PE session outside all year round. If your child does not have a tracksuit in school can you please ensure they have one.
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|