Year 1

Update for Week beginning : 15.05.2017

Class Worship dates:

Turtles – Thursday 8th June at 9:00am

Otters – Wednesday 21st June at 9:00 am

What a busy week Year 1 have had!

We visited the Life Education Bus and learnt about our bodies and the importance of healthy eating. Gerald the Giraffe was a great hit as always and really made our learning great fun!

We are excited about our outdoor learning day which is on Thursday and preparing ourselves in readiness for our “Malawi Mile” on Friday!

n R.E we had a great time when our visitor Lynda, taught us about Shabbat. We made challah bread and learnt how Jews celebrate the Shabbat meal. We learnt about the importance of this weekly celebration and listened while she said Hebrew prayers. Lynda brought a puppet in who wore a kippah and prayer shawl; she showed us photos of her family celebrating Shabbat in her home.

English and Maths information:

We have written story endings this week for The Enormous Turnip and focused on different ways to start a sentence. We have also practised using question marks and exclamation marks as alternative ways of punctuating sentences.

Our maths focus has been length. We have used words such as longest, shortest, tallest, smallest, double and half to compare various lengths. As part of our outdoor learning day we will be using metre rules and tape measures to measure outside areas.

Other curriculum news:


A quick reminder that homework continues with making Gordon the Garden gnome gardens which are due in by Tuesday 23rd May. These will be displayed in the school hall for our Project Outcome on Friday 26th May at 9:00am, to which you are all warmly invited. We look forward to seeing you there!

General Information:

Games – Thank you to the parents that have sent in outdoor games kit. We will be doing outdoor games every Monday (weather permitting) so if your child still does not have jogging bottoms and a jumper please make sure they bring them into school next week.

Reading Record – Please make sure that your child has their reading record everyday. Some parents are writing messages in the reading record but we would prefer you to write a separate note and give it to your child to hand to us to ensure we see them.

Thank you.

Mrs Hurley, Mrs Jacobs and Miss Taylor

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