Summer 1st Half Term Class Letter
Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Welcome back and hope you have had an Eggcellent Easter break!
Our theme for this half term is Hot and Cold. We will be studying this topic in Geography/History, relating to Scott of the Antarctic, and working on related Art/Design and Technology projects to produce hot silhouette pictures, snowflakes and learning about hot and cold colours.
Literacy will also be closely linked to this topic, texts & video footage such as ‘What’s a Penguin to Think When He Wakes Up Pink’, ‘The Penguin Who Wanted to Fly’, ‘The Night Iceberg’, ‘Lost and Found’, ‘The Emperor’s Egg’, & ‘March of the Penguins’.
In Numeracy we will be focusing on Place Value to 100 & beyond, continue to count on and back in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s, and also 2x, 5x and 10x tables; these can also be practised at home. When studying multiplication we will be using arrays to help understand multiplication, and continue learning doubling and halving facts. We will also continue to develop an understanding of money and giving change.
In Science we will be identifying and naming a variety of plants, and describing and labelling the structure of plants. We will also find out about what plants need to grow through simple investigation.
Please can you ensure that reading folders are sent in every day so that school letters, and children’s work can be sent home safely without being misplaced?
I hope we can continue to work well as a team in order to give your child the best experiences possible in Year 1. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to speak to me after school (though staff meeting nights on Wednesday is best avoided). Mrs Leigh will also be available by prior appointment.
Miss S Spencer Miss Brooks Mrs Lees
(Year 1 Teacher) (Year 1 Teaching Assistant) (Year 1 Teaching Assistant)
Useful links for parents
|This website will help you to understand how we teach phonics. Ruth Miskin is the lady who developed our phonics scheme, Read Write inc. There are 2 particularly helpful sections. 1)Ruth Miskin's Top Ten Tips for getting started with phonics. 2)Not sure how to say the sounds? This section will help you.|
|A variety of games that are free, whilst some games require a subscription|
|A variety of free games, whilst some games require a subscription|