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Year 1 LH
We’ve had a really exciting couple of weeks since we’ve been back! We are learning all about Aviation and have been learning about The Wright Brothers! Orville Wright even paid us a visit (in the form of Mr.Glarvey dressed up)! The children loved interviewing Orville with their carefully thought out questions and were able to write the answers to their questions the following day. They have been learning all about different materials in Science too which has linked in nicely with aeroplanes and what materials The Wright brothers used.

In maths we have been focusing on numbers to 50, our number bonds to 10 and 20 and the inverse and also looking at two digit numbers deciding how many tens and ones there are. Next week we will be looking at a fiction book called Emma Jane’s Aeroplane and of course we will be looking forward to celebrating World Book Day on the 7th March and dressing up as a word!

Thank you for your continued support,
Mrs Heffernan, Mrs Cridland and Miss Limbert

Mrs Cridland is very excited to be back and teaching in year 1 and the children have adapted well to having two teachers as part of a job share. Mrs Cridland is teaching the first half of the Week: Monday-Wednesday and Mrs Heffernan is teaching the end of the week: Wednesday to Friday. There is a cross over on Wednesday so we can share information about the class and work together.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Heffernan, Mrs Cridland and Miss Limbert

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.

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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