Welcome back to the final term in Year 1. We are hoping for lots of sunny weather so we can spend more time outdoors, and of course, swimming! Please do remember to send your child back with their named swimming kit, including a rash vest, swimming hat for girls, suitable footwear (flip flops etc.) and goggles/armbands if required.
This kit should be in school every day and we will send it home to be washed/dried in between swims. Please also remember to bring a sunhat. Sun cream is provided by the school unless you would prefer to use your own. If so, please ensure that it is clearly named.
Shiver Me Timbers!
Our first topic is 'Pirates', and hopefully you have will have an idea as to the type of costume your son/daughter will be wearing on our adventure to The Matthew on Thursday 25 April. This should be a really exciting trip and a great stimulus for our learning. As part of the topic, we will be making our own treasure chests, researching famous pirates, creating treasure maps, investigating floating and sinking, and learning some good ol' pirate lingo.
After half term, the children will be learning about the seaside and its geographical features, as well as how seaside holidays have changed over the past 100 years. This topic will include a trip to Weston-Super-Mare, where the pupils will enjoy a traditional day out. This translates to eating ice cream, riding donkeys, and of course, building sandcastles. If you have any artefacts, books, or ideas that you think would help to support these topics, please do get in touch. We would love to see them!
English & Maths
In English, the children will continue to consolidate their knowledge and use of phonics, spelling and basic punctuation. Spellings will continue to be practiced in class during the week, and individual spellings will be sent home on a Monday, ready to be tested in class the following Monday. Reading homework will be sent home every day, excluding Wednesdays.
The children will continue to secure and consolidate their understanding of place value, addition and subtraction, as well as being introduced to fractions and multiplication. Please also keep practicing the 'Key Mathematical Facts', which can be found at the back of your children's reading diaries.
Forest School will continue to take place every Wednesday. Your child should come to school wearing their Forest School clothes (sunny weather still dictates long trousers and long sleeved tops). French with Madame Harvey and music with Mr Dayus-Jones will also continue to take place on a weekly basis.
Please ensure your child has their full PE kit at school and please do check that it all still fits (including their trainers!) Pupils should also have a school jumper with them every day. Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any of the above matters, or any other concerns you may have. Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Tory Kittow, Mrs Claire Stanley and Mrs Luckhurst