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Orange - Year 1

Spring 2 Newsletter

Literacy and Maths

Our focus quality text will be Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis. We will be continuing to develop and use phonics when reading and writing, reading common exception words, and listen to, read, discuss and enjoy a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We will write full sentences and continue to use a range of punctuation accurately, as well as use conjunctions and adjectives to describe. We will also have a strong focus on handwriting and presentation.

In maths, we will be working on subtraction, place value for numbers to 50, height and weigh, and mass and volume, using a range of mental and written strategies, and a range of resources.

Wider Curriculum

Art - mark making

Computing - animated storybooks

History - castles

Music - dawn

PE - forest school (Mondays - starting 4th March), games (Wednesdays)

PSHE - healthy me

RE - The Easter story

Science - Plants and animals

 

Important Information

Children will be reading every day so please ensure book bags are in school every day. All books are changed on a Friday. It is expected that children read their book at least four times over a week.

Both PE sessions are outdoors this half term so please send your child dressed appropriately for forest school on Mondays and PE on Wednesdays.

Homework will be sent home on a Monday to be completed by Friday. Homework will consist of spellings to learn, and either a maths or English activity. We will test spellings this half term.

Dates for Your Diary

Tuesday 20th February Children return to school

Thursday 7th March World Book Day

Thursday 7th March Parents' evening

Thursday 14th March Ian Bland in school

Friday 15th March Red Nose Day

Tuesday 26th March Parents' morning for Easter activities 9-10

Thursday 28th March Church visit

Thursday 28th March Last day of half term

Spring 1 Newsletter

Literacy and Maths

Our focus quality text will be Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermott. We will be continuing to develop and use phonics when reading and writing, reading common exception words, and listen to, read, discuss and enjoy a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We will write full sentences and continue to use a range of punctuation accurately, as well as use conjunctions and adjectives to describe. We will also have a strong focus on handwriting.

In maths, we will have a focus on place value and addition and subtraction to 20, using a range of mental and written strategies, and a range of resources.

Wider Curriculum

Computing - sorting and classifying data

DT - Stable Structures

Geography - The Four Seasons

Music - BBC Ten Pieces Holst Mars with our music teacher Mr Derbyshire

PE - gymnastics (Mondays), outdoor games (Wednesdays)

PSHE - dreams and goals

RE - Who is Jewish and what do they believe? 

Science - Polar Places

Important Information

Children will be reading every day so please ensure book bags are in school every day. All books are changed on a Friday. It is expected that children read their book at least four times over a week.

PE days for this half-term are Monday and Wednesday. Please send children in wearing PE kits on these days.

Homework will be sent home on a Monday to be completed by Friday. Homework will consist of spellings to learn, pseudo words to read and either a maths or English activity. We will begin to test words this half term.

Dates for Your Diary

Monday 8th January Children return to school.

Friday 9th February Last day of half term.

Our Nativity

The children performed their Nativity show so brilliantly. Everyone was so proud!

Autumn 2 Newsletter

Literacy and Maths

Our focus quality text will be The Jolly Postman by Janet and Alan Ahlberg. We will be continuing to develop and use phonics when reading and writing, reading common exception words, and listen to, read, discuss and enjoy a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We will write full sentences and continue to use a range of punctuation accurately, as well as use conjunctions and adjectives to describe. We will also have a strong focus on handwriting.

In maths, we will have a focus on addition and subtraction, using a range of mental and written strategies, and a range of resources. We will also begin to look at geometry with a focus on shape.

Wider Curriculum

Art - 3D art

Computing - sorting and classifying data

History - homes in the past

Music - Colonel Hathi's march and music with our music teacher Mr Derbyshire

PE - outdoor games (Wednesdays), gymnastics (Friday)

PSHE - celebrating difference

RE - What does it mean to belong to a faith community? 

Science - senses

Important Information

Children will be reading every day so please ensure book bags are in school every day. All books are changed on a Friday. It is expected that children read their book at least four times

PE days for this half-term are Wednesday and Friday. Please send children in wearing PE kits on these days.

Homework will be sent home on a Monday to be completed by Friday. Homework will consist of spellings to learn, and either a maths or English activity. The spellings are not currently tested but it is important that the children do learn them.

Dates for Your Diary

Week beginning 30th October The Big Draw

Week beginning Monday 13th November Interfaith week

Monday 13th November Children's flu vaccinations

Tuesday 5th December Nativity 9.30 am and 5pm at school
Tuesday 12th December Christmas Carol Service 2pm Year 3- 6 St Mary's Church

Thursday 14th December Christmas jumpers and Christmas dinner

Tuesday 19th December Christmas craft morning 9 – 10am parents and carers welcome
Thursday 21st December end of the autumn term
Friday 22nd December Inset day (school closed to children)

Our visit to Cockfields Farm

We visited Cockfields Farm in Ashton. We had a wonderful time seeing all the animals and learning all about them.

Autumn 1 Newsletter

Literacy and Maths

Our first quality text this half-term will be Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems. We will be continuing to develop and use phonics when reading and writing, reading common exception words, and listen to, read, discuss and enjoy a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We will write full sentences and begin to use a range of punctuation accurately, as well as use conjunctions and adjectives to describe. We will also have a strong focus on handwriting.

In maths, we will be recapping place values and sorting and grouping objects. We will be comparing numbers, and using less than and greater than. Later in the half term, we will begin using addition and subtraction within 10.

Wider Curriculum

Computing - online safety

D&T - food technology

Geography - our local area, the UK and the world

Music - Sing-up Menu Song

PE - outdoor games (Wednesdays), gymnastics (Friday)

RE - Harvest and celebrations

Science - animals including humans

Additional Information

Children will be reading every day and can change their books whenever they need to. Please ensure book bags are in school every day. Just ten minutes reading at home each day makes such a difference, so please support our home school reading partnership.

P.E days for this half term are Wednesday and Friday.

Homework will be sent home on a Monday to be completed by Friday.

Dates for Your Diary

Freddy Fit - Monday 11th September

Christians in schools workshop - Wednesday 27th September