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Year 1

Welcome back to the new school year.

 

The children have settled well and are becoming familiar with the routines and rising to the challenge of the Year 1 expectations.

 

For the first couple of weeks we will focus on the topic ‘How do I feel?’ We will be working with the children through discussion, role-play and a range of activities to be able to identify and talk about the different feelings we have and how this impacts on our learning.

 

Our learning challenge for the rest of this term is a science based topic based on animals. The children will be sorting animals and looking for similarities and differences. We are planning to introduce the children to a few more unusual animals through a first-hand experience when some visitors come to school on Friday 11th October.

 

English learning will include non-fiction writing and reading and writing stories based in familiar settings. We will be developing oracy skills through role-play and vocabulary development. In writing, we will be encouraging the children to use a capital letter and full stop in their sentences and leave clear spaces between words. The children will continue to build their knowledge of phonics, concentrating on different spellings of the same sounds and spellings that can represent alternative sounds.

 

Our maths learning will include ordering and writing numbers and completing number operations using addition, subtraction and equals signs. We will be exploring mathematical language and making pictorial representations of number problems. The children will be identifying 3D and 2D shapes and learning to use the language to describe them.

 

Each week parents or carers are invited to come and learn alongside their children on Wednesday morning 8.40 until 8.55. We will have activities ready on the table for you to share together.

 

Home readers will need to be in on Monday and will be given back out by Wednesday.

 

P.E will be on a Monday and Tuesday afternoon. Please make sure your children have a named P.E kit in school including pumps. If your child has earrings these will need to be removed before school on P.E days as they cannot participate with earrings in.

 

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