Year 1

Update W/B : 19th November 2018

English and Maths information:

English

This week in English we will be using our descriptive language skills to write about poppies and then use these sentences to construct our own poems. This week of learning will conclude our project around WW1 and we will then be in the full swing of Christmas!

The words of the week that the children need to learn to spell are; once, ask, friend, school, nine, ten. With the spellings we just ask that you practice these at home. We have talked to the children about a spelling test during our phonics lessons on a Friday but at the moment this will be a very guided and supported part of the lesson with the intention that after Christmas this will become more independent with the children feeling confident about the words, having already been practising them this term.

Maths

In Maths we will be consolidating our learning of adding and taking away and will introduce the children to number lines and how they can use these to solve calculations.

I have set a number of tasks for the children to complete on the MyMaths portal. A letter with their log in details was sent home on Thursday 13th September. This learning is to be completed over the course of this half term, you have until the 6th January 2019. The tasks that have been set link with some of the areas that we will be covering in school.

Other curriculum news:

We have a number of visitors lined up to come in and talk to the children about World War 1 and we are very much looking forward to this being a whole school project and the learning opportunities that this will allow. We recognise it is a very sensitive subject and we will take great care to deliver information in a factual way, looking to support the children in exploring this significant period of time in our National history. We are aware that this is likely to promote questions and discussions at home and we thank you in advance for supporting us with this.

General Information:

Next week we will be sending home log in details for Purple Mash. I realise you have had a number of these recently but from the feedback we were getting we found that children were really keen on completing their My Maths home learning and parents were asking if there was an equivalent for other subjects. We have been using Purple Mash in school for a few years but we have never used it for home learning. As we work our way around it we will start setting activities but in the meantime please feel free to log on and have a look around.

Thank you for all your support and enthusiasm,

Year 1 Team

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