Nursery Rhyme Week

Nursery Rhyme Dress Up Day  Tuesday 20thNovember 2018

The week beginning 19thNovember 2018 is National Nursery Rhyme Week. Nursery Rhyme dress up day is on Tuesday 20thNovember. Please dress your child up as a character from their favourite nursery rhyme.  Please help your child to practice learning their favourite nursery rhyme so that they know it off by heart as they will be reciting it to the class. 

Please find below other fun activities to enjoy with your child in preparation for this exciting week. 

Useful websites: (links are on school website, go to classes  Year 1)

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/programmes-and-campaigns/poridrwystori/nursery/listen-to-the-rhymes/

http://www.storymuseum.org.uk/1001stories/themes/riddles%20and%20rhymes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06kbsbz

If you have any questions do not hesitate to come and see me

Autumn 2 Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope you all had a good half-term break and are looking forward to a busy and exciting term.  All of year 1 have made a brilliant start to KS 1  and we are really looking forward to continuing their learning journey with them. 

If you would like to talk to any of us, then we are usually available at the beginning of the day (before 8.45) and at end of the school day to discuss your child’s education.

PE:

Every Wednesday and Friday afternoon the children will need their P.E. kits; shorts, T-shirt, plimsolls/trainers  and socks in a P.E. bag to wear for their lesson. Some lessons will be outside so if your child would like to wear tracksuit bottoms that is fine.

Homework

Your child will benefit from any help that you can give them with their learning at home. Your child will also enjoy talking about and sharing with you the things that they are learning in class.

Reading

All children are expected to read 5 times every weekand to complete 1 reading activity per week.  Reading journals will be checked twice weekly and a new record sheet and activity will be put in the journal every Thursday.After reading a book with your child there is a sheet for you to record the date, title of the book read and any comments you would like to make on your child’s reading.

Spellings and Phonics

The children will bring home a list of words to learn for spelling on a Monday and will have an informal spelling test and dictation sentence to write the following Monday. Each week your child will bring home a sheet so that they can share their phonics learning with you. It would really help the children if you could practice reading the words with them. We are excited to have started using our new phonics scheme, Floppy’s Phonics and I will be holding short phonics workshops to explain how this will help your children and give you ideas to support their learning at home. It would be fantastic to see you at one of the sessions on the 13th, 14thor 15thof November  3:20-3:40. 

Hometalk Schoolwrite

HTSWwill continue as a once a month activity and is a wonderful opportunity for you to support your child and share in their learning. If you are ever unsure about this task, please do not hesitate to come and ask. Please note that the piece of writing that they will bring home will be unmarked as it will have only been produced that morning.

Mathletics

The children will also be given a password to enable them to use the ‘Mathletics’ programme on their home computer, this will have tasks for them to complete each week. This is a good opportunity to support them with the Maths that they are learning in class. We are looking forward to giving out lots of certificates this year!

Other expectations/information

All children are encouraged to bring a water bottle in to the classroom. Squash/Juice is not permitted in the class but is allowed in their lunchbox. Please help us by adhering to this rule. The children will take it in turns to be ‘Special Helper’ and will do jobs like taking the register to the office. 

Year 1 Key Dates November and December

November

6th                   Nasal Flu immunization

6th& 7th         Parents Evenings 

13th, 14th, 15th  Informal phonics workshops for parents/carers 3;20 – 3:40 

16th                Non-uniform  Children in Need

20th               Dress up as your favourite Nursery Rhyme Character

27th              Advent Service 

December

11th          Whole school to Pantomime

12th          Christmas Lunch

12th         Non-uniform  Christmas Hampers

14th         Christmas Market

20th        KS1 Christmas Performance 

Welcome to Year One Autumn 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                 12.9.18

Welcome to Year 1 and Tiger Class.

We hope you have all had a good summer break and are looking forward to being involved in a busy and exciting term. All the children have settled in brilliantly and are ready to continue their learning journeys. 

Tiger class is taught by Mrs. Haselgrove and the class will be supported in their learning by Mrs. Rose. Mrs. Gilham will be covering Mrs. Haselgrove’s ppa time on a Wednesday Morning 

If you would like to talk to any of us, then we are usually available at the beginning of the day (before 8.45) and at end of the school day to discuss your child’s education.

Encouraging Independence

In Year 1 the children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own possessions. This includes making sure their reading folder with reading book and Reading Journal is in school every day. 

Every Wednesday and Friday afternoon the children will need their P.E. kits: shorts, T-shirt, plimsolls/trainers and socks in a P.E. bag to wear for their lesson. Some lessons will be outside so if your child would like to wear tracksuit bottoms that is fine.

Please make it easier for your child to look after their belongings by naming everything clearly.

In the mornings, after the bell has gone, the children line up and bring their belongings into school by themselves. They hang their coats, bags and PE bags on their named peg in the cloakroom area, book bags are brought into class and put into the box with their name on. The children’s snacks and water bottles are put into the snack and water bottle trays in the classroom. 

Please note that before the bell goes no one should be in schoolputting things on pegs.

Homework

Your child will benefit from any help that you can give them with their learning at home. Your child will also enjoy talking about and sharing with you the things that they are learning in class.

Reading

All children are expected to read 5 times every weekand to complete 1 reading activity per week.  Reading journals are checked daily and a new record sheet and activity will be put in the journal every Thursday.After reading a book with your child there is a sheet for you to record the date, title of the book read and any comments you would like to make on your child’s reading.

Spelling and Phonics

Every Monday the children will bring home a set of words to learn for spelling which they will be tested on the following Monday. Once the children have completed phonics revision and been assessed they will bring home a sheet every Friday to tell you what they have learned that week. 

Hometalk Schoolwrite

HTSWwill continue as a once a month activity and is a wonderful opportunity for you to support your child and share in their learning. If you are ever unsure about this task, please do not hesitate to come and ask. Please note that the piece of writing that they will bring home will be unmarked as it will have only been produced that morning.

Mathletics

The children will also be given a password (see front of Reading Journal) to enable them to use the ‘Mathletics’ programme on their home computer, this will have tasks for them to complete each week. This is a good opportunity to support them with the Maths that they are learning in class. We are looking forward to giving out lots of certificates this year!

Other expectations/information

All children are encouraged to bring a water bottle in to the classroom. Squash is not permitted in the class but is allowed in their lunchbox. Please help us by adhering to this rule.

The children will take it in turns to be ‘Special Helper’ and will do jobs like taking the register back to the office and standing at the front of the line.  

We look forward to working with you and your children and seeing you at the Meet the Teacher session at 3:20 on Wednesday 12thSeptember. 

summer learning

Starting Year 1 in September 2018

Help support your child’s learning during the summer

        

       English

         Read, Read, Read!  

  • Keep hearing your child read and keep reading to your child.
  • Read everywhere; at the shops, road signs, practice the alphabet with car number plates etc.
  • Talk about the difference between capital and lower case letters
  • Develop fine motor skills with lots of drawing, painting, construction, cutting out, colouring

         Phonics

  • Practice reading sounds learned in phase 2 and 3 using your sound books
  • Practice reading phase 4 words
  • Notice and talk about digraphs and trigraphs when reading together
  • Practice reading and writing tricky words
  • Click on the link and look at the following websites for phonics games, ideas and resources

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-home/reading-owl/advice-for-parents/reading-at-home/phonics-made-easy

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

the link below is to a video that shows how to say the sounds (phonemes) that the children learn in phonics lessons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s

 

Maths

  • Count, count, count!
  • Count at home, toys, pasta etc. put into groups of 2, 5 and 10
  • Make up number stories for adding and taking away

   Jack had 4 cakes and Dan had 2 cakes, how many cakes     altogether?

     Emma had 5 pet cats but one day 2 of them ran away, how many cats where left?

  • Read numbers on number plates, doors and gates, at the shops, notice number patterns like odd and even numbers
  • Play shops with real money
  • Hunt for 2D and 3D shapes
  • Measure length, height, weight, capacity when cooking, in the garden etc.
  • Talk about days of the week and months of the year.
  • Talk about time, morning, afternoon, evening, o’clock
  • Click on the link and look at the following websites for maths games and ideas

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html