Year 1

Teacher: Mrs Jenkins

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Gornall

We are enjoying our first few weeks in Year. We are getting used to our new timetable and enjoying learning new and exciting subjects, such as Science and Geography!O

In English we are reading traditional tales such as , ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. We have been acting the stories out, sequencing them and will also be doing some writing based on the stories too.

Please continue to recap your tricky words. Here is a catchy song to help you with your phase 4 tricky words. How many of them can you read and write?

In Maths, we are beginning the Maths, No Problem scheme. This is scheme based around the popular ‘Singapore Maths’. We will work in a very practical way, solving problems daily and working collaboratively with each other. This term we will be working in depth with numbers to 10 before moving on to numbers to 20. For more information on this, please search on the Math, No Problem website, their YouTube channel, or pop into school for a chat.

Our P.E. sessions take place on a Monday and Friday. Please ensure kits are in school for these days. Kits will stay in school until the end of half term when they will be sent home for a wash.

In the interests of safety, long hair must be tied back and earrings removed on these days.

Our library session is every Tuesday afternoon. Children will be able to select a book to take home. Please bring in a named bag (plastic or material).

Children will be allowed to drink as much as possible during the school day. Please send in WATER ONLY in a named bottle.

In Year One we have the opportunity to buy a slice of toast or drink at first play. Children may bring in 20p for an item, or this can be prepaid online or via the office. We always have free, fresh fruit on offer daily in class.

In the afternoon, children are invited to bring in a small healthy snack to eat at playtime. Raisins, fruit, a small chocolate bar or crisps are ideal suggestions. Please remember that playtime is only 15 minutes long, so the smaller the snack, the more time we have to play!