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Yummy Term 3!

 

Firstly, an ENORMOUS THANK YOU on behalf of all the Year 1 staff for all your kind presents, cards and wishes. They were very much appreciated and we hope you all enjoyed a lovely break together. 

 

The children have come back well rested with lots of energy and really positive attitudes in Term 3 - it is great to see!

 

 

Our topic for Term 3 is called Scrumdiddlyumptious! We are looking at food, with particular focus on:

- Traditional foods in the UK

- Whether our favourite foods are healthy or unhealthy

- Comparing how we get our food to 200 years ago (linked to learning about Grace Darling)

- Designing and writing recipes for healthy fruit snacks

 

On Monday 11th February, we will be making fruit snacks in class that the children will have planned. Parents and carers are invited to join us from 2.50pm to share what we make in our Y1 Classroom Cafe! As it is also School Enterprise Week that week, any donations would be greatly received towards our Toilet Twinning Project.

 

Our English text this term is The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch, and we will be focusing on writing instructions and our own stories about naughty seagulls! 

 

On Wednesday 13th February from 2.50pm, parents and carers are invited in for our Big Read where we will all be reading together, sharing our favourite stories. More details to follow. 

 

Thank you for all your support in home learning and sending this back in on time. A general reminder of when things need to be in:

  • Reading books and Reading records - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. Books will only be changed if the reading record has been signed to say the book has been read twice.  This supports the pupils in recognising words so they become more familiar and increases fluency.  Please colour in the reading fingers on their homework sheet.  If they complete 5 each week they get a ticket to enter our whole school reading raffle. 
  • Library Books - Thursdays.
  • Homework - Wednesdays
  • Spelling books - Mondays (Although it is useful to keep these in bags as we often use them on different days too)
  • Some children will have additional Handwriting sheets to practise letter formation. A separate note has been sent home with these sheets. 

 

 

Our PE session with FutureStars is still on Tuesday afternoons (Dance this term), however, please have your PE kits in school every day as we often do PE on other days too. 

 

 Our value this term is PERSEVERANCE.

 

Robot Algorithms!

Robot Algorithms! 1
Robot Algorithms! 2
We have been creating algorithms to help  our 'robot' friends make a jam sandwich. Our robots had to do everything we said! We had to choose our instructions really carefully and put them in the correct order. 

Prayer week at the Baptist Church

Making 2 digit numbers

Hour of Code 2018

Hour of Code 2018 1

Year 1 took part in the Hour of Code - an international event to encourage children to explore coding. 

It was great fun using a sequence of blocks to get our character to more around the screen. 

We played on Code Spark Academy - Coding with the Foos  https://codespark.com/hour-of-code but there are lots more self-guided tutorials that can be used at home too!

 

Check out https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn

Homework 7.12.18

No homework books were sent home.

Please continue to read and practise spellings.  Sing the Nativity songs. 

In maths we used comparative language when comparing numbers.

Year 1 useful dates 2018-19

 

Sports coaching – all year

Class Assembly – Weds 3rd April, 9am

Forest school – Term 5 (Weds 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd May) 

Visit to Synagogue – Tues 21st May 2019

Year 1 Football Tournament – Term 5/6, Date tbc

Phonics Screening Check – Week of 10th June 2019

 

Whole school dates can be found on the newsletter or the website.

Adults in Year 1

 

The adults working with Year 1 this year are:

  • Mrs Smith (Class Teacher, All day Monday & Tuesday and Wednesday mornings) 
  • Miss Morgan (Class Teacher, All day Thursday & Friday)
  • Mrs Bullock (PPA Teacher, Wednesday afternoons)
  • Mrs Coates (HLTA, Full time in Year 1)
  • Mrs Novak (LSA, All days until 2pm)
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