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Year 1

Tuesday 16th October



We cannot believe how quickly the last few weeks have gone. The children are now fully fledged Year 1s and have embraced everything we have thrown at them this half term........they certainly deserve a rest!

This week has been action-packed and very busy. In maths, we have been adding single digit numbers using maths resources to help us. Some children even progressed onto adding two-digit numbers!

We've continued to meet the Monsters this week and have been particularly focused on 'Green Froggy'. Can the children tell you the sound he makes and the digraphs he represents?

We're sure children would've come home and told you that they have been inspecting poo! We had a letter from Marwell Zoo asking the children to identify what food their three new animals eat by dissecting the poo and making the decision about whether they are a carnivore, omnivore and herbivore.

We are all very excited to be having a visit from 'Wild Science' on Thursday who will be bringing some of the critters that we have been learning about. The children will get to have a hands-on experience whilst the adults watch from a far! Please remember to fill in your slips before Thursday.

By the end of this week you would have hopefully all met with your child's teacher and had a discussion about how they've settled into Year 1. At the meeting you will be given the home school communication book, maths passport information and some WOW stars to record any of those wow moments at home.

We hope you have an enjoyable half term and keep up the wonderful reading you've all been doing at home. We look forward to seeing you after the break, well rested and raring to go for the run up to CHRISTMAS!

Many thanks,

The Year 1 Team


Welcome to the weekly update for Year 1 where we will endeavour to fill you in on what has been happening in school and how you can support your child's learning at home (we know you probably get told very little by your children!).

In phonics we have continued to meet the Monsters this week (Cool Blue and U'Hoo). The children have been enthralled with this Phonics Programme - maybe you could use YouTube to show them 'Monster Phonics' videos and get them to show you the ones they have met in lesson.

In Maths this week we have been partitioning teen numbers and are now beginning to move onto adding and subtracting using various methods.

Mini-beasts have continued to creep into all areas of the curriculum.... we've been rescuing escaped stag-beetles from the wood areas in science, moving across the apparatus in gymnastics like different mini-beasts and listening to 'The Flight of the Bumble Bee' in music.

Thank you all for the generous donations for the school Harvest Festival. The whole school celebration of Harvest gave the children time to give thanks and reflect upon the RE work in class around Harvest Festivals and what this time means for Christians.

The children have been delighted to receive their 'Reading at Home Stickers' on a Friday as a reward for reading at home in the week. Please keep reading at home!

Maths Passports are making a comeback next week, so please make sure that your child is working towards their current target to move to the next continent and achieve a certificate. A letter with all of the information will be sent out to Parents to explain the Passports fully.

Thank you for reaching the end, have a great week and we look forward to see you all at Parents Evening next week.