Class Teacher: Miss Crosbee
Teaching Assistant: Miss Dowling
The children have made a fantastic start to Year 1 and have settled in well. We are so proud of all the children and how hard they are working. We hope you enjoy sharing all our memories and learning journeys with us.
Homework and spellings will be handed out on a Friday and collected in the following Thursday. We believe that homework is important to help the children consolidate their understanding of what we have been learning that week. Please can you remind your child to place their homework into the blue homework box and spelling book into the orange box.
Reading books can be changed as often as the children wish as long as their reading diary has been signed to say that they have read at home. If your child is not enjoying a particular book, we are happy for them to choose another. Please use the question prompts send home to support your child when reading.
Reading for pleasure is a key part in developing a child's love and enjoyment of reading. We would encourage you to share stories at home with your child and encourage them to read a variety of books, as well as their school reading book. On a Monday afternoon, we will check the children's reading record book in the hope they have read 5 times a week at home. Their name will then be placed into the golden box.
P.E will be on a Friday morning. Please ensure that P.E kits are in school.
During summer term, Year 1 will be attending swimming lessons on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has a plain swimming costume/swimming trunks, swimming cap, towel and goggles if needed. A swimming cap can be purchased from the school office.
Thank you to our special visitors who came in to talk to us about Islam. We learnt so much about the Five Pillars of Islam and the importance of prayer.
Year 1 were so excited to write about the journey of a slimy snail. We were able to share our fantastic writing with Year 3 who enjoyed listening to our adventure and reading along with us.
This term Year 1 have been exploring different materials and their properties. We have linked our science to the story of The Three Little Pigs. Year 1 enjoyed building houses and then choosing which material they predicted to be waterproof for the roof of their house. We then investigated with our team to find out which materials are waterproof and which materials absorb water.
Year 1 are enjoying learning all about Traditional Tales and retelling them to an audience. We have read many versions of The Three Little Pigs and have been asking lots of questions. We are excited to share some of our writing with you!
Thank you to our special visitors for coming into Year 1 and teaching us about Diwali and Hinduism. We loved learning about gods and goddesses, asking lots of questions and listening to stories.