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Year one news - SPRING TERM
Welcome to our page! We hope you will find the information on here useful. If you have any questions about our learning, or any concerns about your child, please don't hesitate to catch me before or after school.
Last half term we had lots of fun designing and making our own fruit kebabs. We tasted lots of different fruits and decided which ones we wanted to use on our kebabs. We used what we had learnt about writing instructions in our English lessons to write our kebab recipes for Mrs Nield. Here are the results!
This term our writing focus will be on recounts and traditional tales. In line with the Spring theme, children will focus on family events such as births, weddings and christenings. We will also read stories with family events as a running theme in our traditional tales unit and then invent our own stories. The key focus for this term will be to develop sentences by adding joining words such as and, but, because. Children will also learn to use the prefix -un to change the meaning of a word.
In Maths we will be covering the following topics: division, length and mass/weight, addition and subtraction (with a particular focus on committing number bonds to memory), fractions, position and direction, and time. Over the last half term, lots of children were struggling to recognise the different coins in our money system. This is a skill that can be worked on at home—encourage your child to recognise the coins you are using when you pay for things when you go shopping
P.E is every Friday. Please ensure that your child has a full P.E kit that is named. We are now back in the hall, so this needs to be an indoor kit. Please check all kit, including pumps —some are looking a little small, now. For children with earrings, please remove them before coming to school.
Spellings are linked to our phonics lessons. New spellings will be sent out every Friday and will be tested the following Friday.
Please try to read with your child at least 3 times per week. We can not stress how important this is for the development of early literacy skills.
The children can continue to use their usernames and passwords from reception class to access the resources on the Purple Mash and Bug Club websites. Please see any member of the Year One staff if you have any problems accessing these websites.