Year 1 pupils will be showcasing their amazing Christmas themed worked on Wednesday 13th December. It will be in each classroom for parents and carers at 3pm.
Due to our Christmas showcase, the PE, Music and French afternoon for children will swap from Wednesday 13th December to Tuesday 12th December. Please ensure pupils come in wearing their PE on the Tuesday of that week. Many thanks!
Maths and English books will be coming home for children to show their fantastic learning at school. They will be sent home Friday 15th December. Please ensure they are back to school on Monday 17th December. Happy reading!
Thank you for all of the fantastic donations of recycling for junk modelling. We now have plenty for our lessons so will not be taking any more donations. Thank you.
Thank you for all your entries in the reading planners. Look out for the lovely stickers if you record reading five times per week!
Children will be starting to bring home tests on number bonds that are to be worked on both at home and at school. Get practicing at home and we'll test at school!
Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise. We have therefore adapted our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:
Purple home learning books will no longer being used as practice can be done at home. You will be able to see achievement and progress through the dictation and times tables challenge sheets going home weekly. You will also be able to witness progress through class exercise books for English and maths being sent home once during every half-term.
Next week, there will be a dictation to test children on these spellings.
Spelling patterns coming up will be: 'ir' - whirl and twirl, 'er' - better letter, 'a - e' make a cake,
We have been considering the big idea - Bonds to 20 and the position a digit is placed in a number determines its value? Pupils will be learning about number bonds in all numbers up to 20. We are starting the topic with number bond lady-birds spots and rainbow colouring to visualise what each part of a number bond represents.
Our book this English cycle is: Lila and the Secret of Rain. So far, we have read the book as a class and practiced our acting skills through hot-seating and role-play. Pupils were very excited by this. This week will see the start of our writing cycle where pupils will begin their cold write to learn what they need help in. The following stages of our learning journey are the gap filling lessons which help with writing skills. Exciting!
We will be continuing the focus of number bonds to 20 to consolidate learning.
Our focus this week will be on creating our final draft using all of the learning from the last two weeks.