After some drama work at the end of last term, on the story ‘The Kiss that Missed’, the children have shown an interest in castles. We have therefore made our reading corner into a castle. The children love joining in stories so we have tried to focus our work on stories which have repetitive phrases in them. We will exploring traditional tales this half term so the children can practise their story telling skills.
The Yr 1 children will be learning that Explorers and Adventurers are brave women and men who have journeyed far and wide to teach us all about the world in which we live in. But what makes a person so significant that we now learn about these travels that took place so long ago? Neil Armstrong, Christopher Columbus, Ibn Battuta and Amelia Earhart are some examples of significant historical figures. We will be finding out the 5 W’s (Who, What, Why Where & When) for each significant explorer and then writing our own reports using ICT to produce our presentations for a parent assembly.
Mrs Chambers teaches class 1 on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Mrs Grocott teaches class 1 on a Wednesday and Friday.
Mrs Leach supports class 1 all week.
Year 1 homework
Maths homework is set every Monday through Sumdog.
Reading—Please hear your child read frequently it is important that as well as listening to them you engage them in a conversation about what they have read. The children will also have zippy wallets with tricky words for them to learn.
For year R children it is important to share books with your child as often as possible. The children need to talk about the pictures, describe what is happening, and predict what might happen.
We have PE on a Wednesday and Thursday.