Please see the letter below with all the information you need about our next Year 1 trip.
Pupils in Year 1 should only be bringing in one healthy fruit snack for playtime, e.g. an apple, a banana or a handful of grapes. You should not provide your child with additional snacks. All pupils from Reception to Year 2 are provided with free fruit provided by the school.
We are very proud to provide a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to attend class cooking sessions during school hours. Sessions commenced in September and an annual voluntary contribution of £12.00 to cover the cost of ingredients has been uploaded to your Laser school cashbook. Your prompt payment is really appreciated.
This academic year exercise books will be sent home so that you can look at your child's learning and progress on the following dates:
Week beginning 9th March
Week beginning 11th May
English: This week children will be continuing to read 'A River' by Marc Martin. This is an imaginary journey from the city to the sea. Children will imagine that they are on the boat travelling down the river. Where will their journey take them? What will they see, hear, touch, taste, smell? They will continue to focus on capital letters, full stops and finger spaces with an emphasis on adjectives to describe what they might see, hear, smell, touch and taste.
Maths: In Maths this week we will begin our new unit: Place value to 20. Children will be moving on from partitioning two digit numbers to 20 using tens frames and part whole models to comparing and ordering numbers and objects using less that (<), greater than (>) and equal to (=).
The part part-whole model is the concept of a number can be split into two parts. Children using this model will see the relationship between the whole number and the component parts, this helps learners make the connections between addition and subtraction.
Part-whole reasoning also helps pupils to interpret, visualise and solve word problems.
Please see this example of a complete part part-whole. 5 is the whole. 3 is one part. 2 is the final part.
Attached below are two blank part part-whole models.
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:
Class exercise books for English and maths will be sent home once every term for you to review and celebrate your child's progress.
The week beginning 13th January, we will be completing Number Bond Challenge assessments to see where you child is at with their learning. Children will be completing Level 7 of our Number Bond Challenge which includes number bonds to 5 and 6. Please see the Level 7 challenge below.
Please see the attached documents below to help familiarize yourself and your child with the format for recording their answers. Previous number bonds have also been attached for any further practice.
- Write a review of the book; include what you liked and didn't like about it
- Write a description of your favourite character; what they look like and what their personality is like
- Draw a scene from the book and describe it using adjectives and verbs
- Write 5 facts from the book
- Retell the story in order
- Design your own quiz; write questions (with answers) about the book
- List 10 words from the book that you found interesting, write the meanings of these words
Children will be tested on these spellings on Thursday:
The game below is a useful way of supporting blending. It builds on skills taught in class.
Please find a very helpful link with past papers of the Phonics Screening Check from previous years.