Year 1

Update W/B : 18/3/19

English and Maths information:

This week we will begin to look at different punctuation and what a question mark is and how it can be used and the same for exclamation marks. The children will write their own questions, some we may even send home for you to answer!

With the phonics screening quickly approaching any support you are able to offer at home in the way of reading, playing games on PhonicsPlay and flashcards would be very helpful and much appreciated.

The children have worked really hard with their multiplication and division learning over the past few weeks. We will continue to consolidate this learning but we will also be introducing money and recognising the different denominations of coins and notes.

There are a number of maths ‘non negotiables’ that we work with in school. These are areas that children must have mastered before moving on to year 2 to enable them to hit the ground running and immediately begin their learning. It would be really helpful if you could work with your children, looking at where they are and what they might need to practise on. The main areas we would like you to focus on at the moment would be counting forward and backwards from 1 – 100 and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. The next step would be to move on to learning their number bonds to 20 (17+3=20, 18+2=20 etc) and writing 1-20 in words.

Signpost to homework on MyMaths

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 22nd  April 2019. The tasks that have been set link with some of the areas that we will be covering in school.

It has been brought to our attention that we set the MyMaths learning for each half term but once we update the website each week the previous focus disappears. Therefore we will now list the focus below so that if you don’t complete it during that week you are able to revisit the areas you know that your child has been taught. We hope you find this helpful.

MyMaths coverage this half term;

Week 1 – Multiplication

Week 2 – Division

Week 3 – Multiplication using arrays

Week 4 – Money

General Information:

Thank you so much to those parents who volunteered their time for the Steps programme to be completed on a Wednesday afternoon. The ladies who organise the courses also informed me that some of you have offered your support and time to the Year 4 programme and for that we are truly grateful. Thank you so much.

For this half term Year 1 will be doing PE on a Monday and a Friday.

Turtle Parents – we have started to prepare for our class worship which is taken place on Thursday 28th March, we look forward to seeing you all there.

Best wishes,

Year 1 Team

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