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 looking at the project 'We're all going on a Summer holiday!' They will be making links between last half-term’s topic and this one by bridging the two with the ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ series of books and ‘Katie Morag’ books by Mairi Hedderwick by the focusing on the similar settings of the two books. The Isle of Struay in Scotland provides the inspiration for looking closely at the map of the UK and learning the different countries, capital cities, rivers and seas of Great Britain. We will be role-playing in a ‘Travel Agents’ and writing non-fiction texts (leaflets, posters & adverts) which promote a UK holiday destination like Dorset, Devon or Cornwall.
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.