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message from the headteacherIn this, the final half term of 2018, we are looking forward to the rich variety of activities that we associate with this busy time of year. From Christmas Shows to Parents' Evenings, from Carols on the Crescent to Reading Workshops, there is a rich mixture of opportunities to become involved even more deeply with your school. Keep a close eye on 'Upcoming Events' to make sure you stay in the know!
Year 1 LH
Hope you all had a great half term! Thank you again to those parents who helped us with our Autumn walk in the last week of term- it was very successful and we all had a great time.

We can see that some of you have been very busy carving Pumpkins for the optional homework! They look great!

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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