Welcome to Year 1!
Mrs H Griffiths (W-F)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs I Davies (AM) Miss A Moxam (PM)
This term, we ask: 'Is the iPad more fun than granddad's old toys'. We will be learning about toys from the past and comparing them to toys we have now. In Science, we will be learning about pushes and pulls and exploring how these forces are used in our toys. We will be creating dances based on toys in PE. In D&T lessons we will be making a moving vehicle for a teddy or doll.
We will also be taking part in 'Mission Week' as a school as well as World Book Day.
We have a visit from a planetarium who will be teaching us more about the seasons and also about space and explorers (linked to Autumn 2).
Questions to discuss at home:
What toys did our parents/grandparents play with?
What is your favourite toy?
What toys are the same as those our parents played with and which are different?
Our RE unit is called 'Following Jesus' and we will consider how Jesus chose special friends to be the very first disciples. We will be reflecting on the parable of the Good Samaritan and also the story of when Jesus called the fishermen to follow him.
Following Ash Wednesday mass, We will also be reflecting on the Easter story leading up to Holy Week.
What does it mean to be a 'good friend'?
Our PE lessons will take place on a Monday and a Wednesday but could you please ensure your child's PE kit is in school at all times as these days could be subject to change. Could you also please ensure that any earrings and jewellery are removed on these days.
We will post useful links below that will support your child's learning and give you a bit more of an insight into what we are learning at school.
Please do not hestiate to come and see usif you have any questions about Year 1.
We will be setting homework on a Friday. Homework needs to be completed and handed back into school by Wednesday of the following week. Every child who hands their homework in on time will receive a merit reward.
Spelling books will be sent home on a Friday. These books can be kept until the following Friday to allow the children to practise as much as possible.
Children who read three times per week at home, and have three signatures in their reading diary, will receive one raffle ticket to be entered into the prize draw. If your child reads six times at home , they will receive two raffle tickets.
Reading books can be changed as soon as your child finishes the book. Please ensure both their reading book and reading diary are in school every day (in their book bags).
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