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Welcome to Class 1!

 

Hope you have enjoyed the sunny half term holiday and that this glorious weather stays for our final Forest School trip on Wednesday and Sports Day on Thursday morning! This week we will also begin our whole-school 'writing fortnight' where we will use the picture book 'Journey' by Aaron Becker to inspire our own versions of the story. Our value for this term will be Friendship.

 

Here are a few notices for Term 6:

  • Library books will now be issued on a Friday and collected the following Friday

  • Our PE day with Future Stars will continue to be on a Tuesday. Please ensure outdoor PE kits are in school at all times as we need to prepare for Sports Day on Thursday 7th June

  • Homework and spellings will be set on a Friday and collected the following Wednesday. 

  • Please check your reading records for specific sounds for your child to practise before the Phonics Screening Check, week beginning 11th June

 

Please check our class page regularly for more updates!

 

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to ask.

 

Topic- I have a dream!

 

This term our core text is The Dragon Machine by Helen Ward. This is a touching story about a lonely boy with a passion for dragons and highlights the importance of our value of friendship. Following on from our 'writing fortnight' using the text 'Journey' by Aaron Becker, it shows the power of the imagination. In DT we will use our own imaginations to make a machine which also links to our previous science work on materials. In history we will be learning about Rosa Parks and Emily Davison, two influential individuals who fought for what they believed in to make a difference. This is a topic that links to so many of our school values- respect, courage, justice and love- and the children will have lots of opportunities to discover, discuss and debate the impact both of these movements have had on us nationally and globally. 

 

"Without a vision the people perish, but without courage dreams die"- Rosa Parks

Reading *Help needed!*

 

Please note that book change will continue to be on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please encourage your child to read their book 2-3 times and please can you write in their reading record each time they read, even if you just date and initial. There is a reading timetable so you know which day your child will be reading to a teacher or TA- please ensure their books are in school on this day!

 

We are always grateful if you can come in to listen to the children read. It is a valuable exercise as the children really enjoy reading to volunteers and it improves their confidence too. Please let Mrs Fulcher, Mrs Coates or the school office know if you are able to commit to listening to readers this term. 

 

Many thanks.

Phonics

In June the children will be doing the National Phonics Screening Check. In preparation, this term we will be practising our Phase 3 and 5 sounds. Your child may be sent home specific sounds to practise so please check their reading records for this. Please encourage your child to actively 'spot' the digraphs within words when reading with you.

 

You can practise your sounds and your blending on:

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.mrthorne.com

 

Maths

 

This term we will continue to practise using place value up to 100, begin to tell the time and learn about money. 

 

*Watch this space for more information!*

 

You can practise your maths by playing games on these websites:

https://www.education.com/games/

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1numeracy

 

Weekly problem solving challenges

 

Each week, maths problems will be posted here. See if you can try to solve them to keep your maths brain active. 

 

 

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