Year 1

Update for Week beginning : 03.04.2017


English and Maths information:

This week in English, the children have enjoyed completing a carousel of activities which included writing a recount of the visit from Robbie the Rabbit, making and writing Easter cards, reading and sorting words containing different phonemes into Easter baskets and practising their cursive handwriting. This week, we heard every child read the list of 44 Common Exception Words. Although no homework has been set for the holidays, please continue to hear your child read and practise their phonics skills, using the Phonics Pack containing different games which you received earlier on this term.


In maths, children have been focusing on time. We have been encouraging the use of words such as, fastest, slowest, quicker, and faster.  We have had running races outside and each child’s time was recorded in seconds. We have also revisited reading o’clock and half past on analogue clocks. Children were challenged to solve problems for example it is 2 o’clock now what is the time one hour later.


Other curriculum news:

Thank you for all the Easter egg design entries, we have enjoyed looking through them all. Congratulations to Evie from Otter Class and Alex from Turtle Class for winning first prize!


We would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter and look forward to seeing all the children refreshed and recharged ready for the Summer Term on Monday 24th April.

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.

Homework – Weekly homework is sent out on a Friday, please complete by the following Wednesday.

Thank you.

Mrs Hurley, Mrs Jacobs and Miss Taylor

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