Welcome back, I hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable Easter holiday. I cannot believe that the children are in their final term of Year 1!
This term our topic is Ahoy Matey and we will be learning all about pirates. The children have already become very engaged with this topic and I am looking forward to some of the pieces of work they will produce. Over the course of this term, we are also hoping to have a pirate day. More details of this will be sent out closer to the time.
In English this term, our main texts are going to be; The Night Pirates, The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch and Commotion in the Ocean. Using these texts, we will be focusing on writing our own story and poem, and writing a set of instructions. We will be consolidating our use of capital letters, finger spaces and full stops, as well as having a big push on handwriting and using our phonics within our writing.
In Maths this term, we will be consolidating all the work we have done over the past year. We have started to recap our knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes and in the coming weeks will look to become more confident with adding and subtracting larger numbers. We will also be going back over fractions and learning to tell the time to half past.
This term Year 1 will be completing the phonics screening check. All the children are doing fantastic with their reading and putting so much effort in. In class, we have been practicing reading lots of real and alien words in preparation. We ask that you continue to read as much as possible at home and use the resources that were given out at parents evening. You could also visit the free phonics website, Phonics Play, at home. http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
The check will be taking place the week commencing 12th June 2017.
This you could do at home:
Read as much as possible with your child.
Help your child with their weekly spellings/ homework
Ensure their PE kits is always in school. PE is on a Thursday.
Any additional work can be done at home for a family point. There are some great treats for 25, 50 and 100 points.
Could you also please send in a water bottle with your child’s name on.
Thank you for your continued support.