We have lots planned for next half term and now the weather is warming up there will be lots of opportunities for outdoor learning. Please ensure your child has a sun hat in school every day and apply suncream before school.
If you are able to we would encourage you to do some pre-learning this half term with your children. We will put ideas on this blog for you with new vocabulary or concepts we are learning so that the children can have a head start on their learning for the next week.
Next week we will be focusing on time in Maths, including vocabulary such as o’clock and half past. We will also be looking at doubling and halving numbers to 20.
We would encourage children to read as much as possible coming up to their phonics screening.
We are aware that some people have had problems with their TT Rockstars giving the children questions beyond their age range. When logging on, please ensure your are either playing the game called ‘Garage’ or ‘Arena’ in order to get questions for y1 age range.
Thank you for your continued support
Miss Gajjar and Miss Tinlsey
This term we have been learning about features of our local area and how this compares to Kenya. We have learnt the story Handa’s Surprise and made our own Wormley’s Surprise class books. We have tried African fruits and learnt about the African culture.
Some important updates for year 1
Occasional day on Friday 17th May so school will be closed.
Sports day on Friday 24th May at 1.30pm- children to wear their house colour t-shirt with shorts/joggers and trainers.
No shared reading for the rest of this term due to occasional day and sports day.
Phonics screening check starts Monday 10th June. Please ensure children are reading everyday at home in preparation.
We still need eco-bricks, ideally in 2l bottles. They must be in by Thursday 16th May.
Our end of year school trip to the Gruffalo trail at Thorndon country park will be on the 25th June. Letters will come out next week with more details.
Thanks for all your support
Year 1 team
We really need as many eco bricks as possible to be made over the Easter holidays for a life size recycled lion that we need to make for Paradise Park. This is a plastic bottle filled with non recyclable plastic (films). It’s important that it gets packed as tight as possible in the bottle so that it can’t be squeezed. Try standing on it, it shouldn’t move. Please return these asap after the holiday.
Next week we will be learning all about the Easter story and will be walking to church on Thursday morning. If you are able to walk to church with us please let your class teacher know. We really need helpers!
Home learning for this half term is due in on Wednesday. Please ensure it is all named.
We are still collecting non-recyclable plastic to make more eco bricks. Please get collecting ASAP! We will be using these to make an animal display at Paradise Park.
We are now also recycling batteries at school so please bring in used batteries.
We will be finishing school on Friday 5th April at 1.30 pm. No PE kits needed next week.
Hope you have a great Easter.
What a fantastic Science week we have had. The children have loved learning about birds and the chicks have finally hatched.
Next Thursday 28th March will be an inter-house sports day. Children will need to come to school in jogging bottoms, trainers and a t-shirt of their house colour. Letters will be sent out today notifying you of the colour. They will take part in either dodge ball, football, athletics or multi sports.
Mothers day gifts are still being sold on the KS2 playground after school if children would like to buy a gift.