We hope that you and your children had a very enjoyable Easter break and we would like to welcome everyone back to the start of the Summer Term.
For more details about your learning this term, click on the Summer Curriculum Overview.
The children will continue to have a weekly spelling test. This will be on a Monday and new spellings will be given out on a Tuesday.
The spellings will continue to be made up of both common exception words and words using phonemes they have been taught so far.
We will be continuing with the purple creative homework books this term.
Children enjoyed role playing Victorian school days. They found out what it was like to write on a slate, wear a back-straightener and finger-stocks!!
We have been learning about the coronation ceremony of Queen Victoria.
Please also continue to support your child’s reading at home as much as possible. We remind you that children’s books need to be in school every day and children are still expected to complete their reading comprehension homework. Questions are usually found inside the front cover of their reading book and children should complete at least one comprehension each week. We would also encourage you to write a comment in their home/school diary, building their confidence and the link between home and school.
Your child will continue to bring home a phonics book. Please support your child by encouraging them to read the words using their phonics skills. This will support the preparation for the ‘Phonics Screening Check’ that the children will be taking this term, during the week commencing 11th June. (More details to follow).
Children need to keep a P.E kit in school but generally children in Year 1 will have P.E on:
Class 4 - Tuesday and Friday
Class 5 - Tuesday and Thursday
Class 6 - Tuesday and Thursday
Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. Please can we also remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.
It would also be appreciated if all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name and class – there was a lot of lost property left in school at the end of the Spring term and we are aware how expensive it is!
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
We have much to be excited about for the Summer Term and we look forward to a term packed full of learning and progress.
We will continue challenging the children to quickly recall addition numbers facts to 10 and then 20. Every other week children will continue have a timed test to solve additions (usually on a Friday).
The purple creative homework books proved very successful last term and we will be continuing with these.
We are learning about Victorian clothes!
As artists children have learnt about the work of Renoir and Monet. They have created their own ‘Waves’ painting, experimenting with tone, and different tools to create a 3D effect.
I'm sure you'll agree, they look amazing!
We had a fantastic time at the Think Tank.
In maths we have been using cubes to represent numbers using tens and ones.
In science we have been learning to name parts of the body.
In DT we have made a healthy salad.
We learnt how to use tools such as graters and knives when preparing food.
We really enjoyed tasting what we made, all our hard work made it taste even more delicious.