Welcome to Year 1
The year one team are delighted to welcome you to Beech class! In year one, you will find Miss Russell along with Mrs Richards, Miss Ashworth and Mrs Woodman and we are excited to share all of our wonderful learning that we will be doing this half term.
This page will be updated regularly with photos and homework sheets, so remember to keep checking in.
To begin this term we will be bringing our Great Fire of London topic to an end through our literacy as we write our very own newspaper articles about the tragic event. We will then look at a fairy tale with a twist as we use Prince Cinders to inspire us with our creative writing. In science we will be beginning our new topic exploring Everyday Materials, and we will have the opportunity to enhance our scientific enquiry skills when investigating their properties. Our geography topic this half term is the school grounds as we explore maps and the human and physical features within our playground. We will also be continuing to develop our ICT skills as we become more familiar with working on the iPads.
Our PE days are Wednesdays and Thursdays so please ensure that you have your PE kit in school on these days. The aim of our PE sessions this half term is to develop bouncing and catching skills. During our art sessions we will be exploring portraits.
A huge focus this half term is on our phonics as we prepare for our phonics screening check in June. Resources will be sent home weekly which with support children with practising their segmenting and blending skills. Phonics Play is a great website with some lovely games for children to practise reading the real and nonsense words. Please support your children with completing these activities and if you have any questions about the phonics check, please do not hesitate to ask.
Homework will be sent out via Showbie on Fridays and is due to be collected in on Wednesdays every week. Please support your child with the completion of these tasks and encourage you child to read regularly at home. Don’t forget- each time your child reads and uploads a video onto Showbie, they will receive a raffle ticket and be in with a chance to win a prize on Friday in the class draw!
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to speak to one of the year one team.
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