Some good websites
http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ChildrensMenu.htm This is a free website please do not pay to use this site.
http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/ There are many different maths games on this site, again they are free.
http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/ There are many different english games on this site, again they are free.
The staff in Year One are Mrs Edwards and Mrs McShane
Children may change their reading books as often as they wish, as long as an adult has signed to say the book has been completed. Please remind your child to put their reading diary and book in the basket in the classroom. Reading each night with your child makes a massive difference to their progress but also gives them confidence and a love of reading.
Your child will also be given a set of key words that need to be learnt by the end of Year 1.
Spellings are given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.
We do gymnastics or games on Wednesday morning with Mrs Swift and Dance on Thursdays with Ms Hardman. Please could you make sure your child has his/her P.E. kit in school on those days. Please could you ensure that all clothing is clearly named, as items do tend to get lost!
Some children are still struggling to change for PE so please could I ask that they practise dressing and undressing themselves at home. Thank you.
Your child may bring a bottle of water to school to drink throughout the day. We encourage them to drink water frequently.
Pupils should be able to recognise a variety of features from a range of texts. In writing they should be able to punctuate mostly accurately, using a range of punctuation including commas, question marks, exclamation marks and full stops
Pupils learn a range of calculation strategies and apply them to problem-solving, using and applying their skills. They understand tens and units and use their knowledge to calculate the addition and subtraction of two digit numbers. It is important for them to be able to count confidently both forwards and backwards. Please encourage them to do this at home.
Religious Education - Friendship
Science - Why does it get dark earlier in Winter? Seasonal changes
Geography - Where do leaves go in Winter?
History - What has changed since your grandparents were young?
PSHE Internet Safety
Music Hey You!
Art and DT Starry Night - Van Gogh
Pupils will receive the following homework every week:
English, Maths and Spellings
Homework will be given on a Friday and should be handed in on or before the following Thursday.
Reading should be done every night if possible. Please ensure that your child's reading bag, reading book and home school diary are in school every day.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to come and see us.
Thank you Mrs Edwards