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message from the headteacherNEW DATES FOR 2019 ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON 'UPCOMING EVENTS'.

Welcome back to a brand new term at Oldfield Brow. Please be aware that Friday 'Showing Assemblies' now begin at 2.40pm and not 2.30pm as advised in the list of dates sent home in September. Thank you.
Year 1 LH
A big thank you to those adults who attended our phonics workshop-we hope you found it useful. The Powerpoint Presentation can be found in the E-Bag.

Thank you for all those who came to year 1's Poetry recital last Friday! We hope you enjoyed listening to the children's recitals that they worked so hard on. I know the children and we as staff thoroughly enjoyed it. We were very proud of them! Some Parents asked for the names of the poems. In Year1LH we looked at poems by John Foster and the children read the following poems by him:


1) The Morning Rush
2) Shampoo Sally
3) Magic Horse
4) Bouncing Ben and...
5) The Schoolkid's Rap

As a class we recited a poem called "Cats Sleep Anywhere" by Eleanor Farjeon.


DON'T FORGET OUR CLASS ASSEMBLY IS THIS FRIDAY 7th DECEMBER

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Heffernan and Miss Limbert


This half term we will be learning about animals in science and categorising them. We will be experimenting with materials, tools and methods and making firework pictures. In history we will be learning about significant people particularly The Royal Family. In Geography we will be comparing a small UK place to a small non-European place.

Alongside all this learning we will be practising our Key Stage 1 Nativity and also our class assembly on 7th December!

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Heffernan and Miss Limbert


Thank you to those who came to the curriculum meeting-I hope it was useful! We are still trying to upload the powerpoint but there's been a few technical difficulties- if you would like a paper copy please just ask.

Just a quick recap- PE is on a Wednesday and Thursday this term. Please ensure your child has their full PE Kit and that their clothes are clearly labelled with their name.

Readers will be heard once a week and they will have the opportunity to change their book twice a week if their reading record has been signed from home. Everybody will change their book on a Friday.

Milk money is £5.80 this term please ensure milk money is in an envelope with your child's name, the class and addressed to Mr Glarvey.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Heffernan and Miss Limbert


Don't forget Brow Beats and Eats Saturday 22nd September


Learning Goals
In Year 1, the children participate in daily Numeracy, Phonics and Literacy lessons and the children begin to take more responsibility for their own learning, working independently and in groups. Much of our learning takes place through creative activities and planned play opportunities. As the year progresses, the children will begin working in a more and more structured way, in preparation for Yr 2. We try hard to ensure the move from Reception into Key Stage 1 is as smooth as possible.

Later in the year, the children will take part in a Phonics Screening Check. It is very important that school and home work closely together to support your child with their early reading skills. Please listen to your child read as often as possible and help them to learn their spellings each week. A pack of sound cards will be sent home with your child. Please use these cards on a regular basis and help your child look out for these sounds when they are reading and encourage them to use them in their writing. (Should your child wish to spell adventurous words, then they should use their sounds as a staring point i.e. 'j-igh-n-or-m-a-s' instead of 'ginormous', 'b-i-y-oo-t-i-f-u-ll' instead of 'beautiful'. At this stage in your child's learning, these spelling attempts are perfectly acceptable and you do not need to correct all of their efforts. Your child will learn alternative spellings for such words as the year progresses). To be in the best position possible, when taking the Phonics Screening Test, your child will need to recognise each sound quickly and confidently so regular reinforcement at home will prove invaluable. If you have any questions about the Phonics Screening Check, please speak with me at any time.


Homework
One piece of Literacy, Numeracy or Topic homework will be set each week and this will be stuck in your child’s homework book which comes home each Friday. Your child’s homework will relate to work we have been, or will be doing in class at that time. It is intended to consolidate the weeks learning, or prepare your child for the weeks learning ahead. Homework books will then be collected every Wednesday and the new homework will be sent home on the Friday. Spellings will also be sent home each week. These will be tested on Friday.


Thank you for all your support!
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