There will be no P.E days for all children in Year 1 during the last week of school.
Book bags will go home for the last time this academic year on Friday 14th July. Please could they come back in on Monday 17th July with any borrowed books that are at home.
We will also put in any English or Maths books that have been completed this year for you to keep.
Morning drop-off expectations
Please ensure that you say goodbye to your child before they come in to the classroom in the morning. We are trying to foster the children's growing independence so they are expected to enter the classroom by themselves, hang up their coat and place their snack and drink in the appropriate places before beginning their soft-start activity.
Year 1 Parent Reading Volunteers
We would really appreciate it if any parents are able to volunteer to read with Year 1 children on Monday, Wednesday or Friday afternoons. Please see your child's class teacher or Miss Whaley if you are interested.
Year 1 classes will be showing of their creative home learning to all parents on Thursday 13th July. We will be starting at 3.15pm.
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.
We have had a very special week in Year 1! The highlight of it was our tip to the Ealing Gurdwara. We learnt about their holy book, their gurus and more interesting things. We also had the chance to have Indian lunch! The children were very excited especially because they already knew a lot of information about the Sikh religion. This is because one of the parents was invited to come in and talk to us about this religion. The children sat so calmly and were extremely interested in this.
In English this week, we have been editing our first draft and we are now just finishing off our final draft, which is an instructional text about ‘How to grow vegetables and make soup’. Our next focus is about writing an information leaflet. Our leaflet is going to be about the Beatles, which is our History Topic. Children have already listened to a few of their songs and now they will start doing some research about them.
In Maths we have been improving our measuring skills. We spent our first lesson measuring the length of lines with different orientations. Then, we learnt about capacity and volume. The children loved measuring the volume of the water using different measuring cups. Finally we moved on to weight and used the scales do weigh different objects in class.
We have also had very exciting lesson in science. We had the chance to go out in the playground and sketch a tree and a flower after he had observed it carefully. After that we learnt about the different parts of a tree and a flower and labelled them in our books.
In English the children are going to be creating an information leaflet on The Beatles to link with our FLCC topic.
In Maths the children will be solving addition and subtraction missing number problems.
In science we will be learning about plants. Children will need to be able to name parts of a plant and understand the basic structure within flowering plants.
For our new Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum topic will be based around our question 'Would the Beetles of won Britain's got Talent?