This term in Blue Class...
Dear Year 1 Parents and Carers,
For our Summer 1 topic, we have begun our new IPC learning journey called ‘Treasure Island’. The children had a brilliant ‘Stunning Start’ to this in the first week back when they played team games, learnt how to make pirate props such as hats and had a go getting in role as pirates! This is mainly a geography topic which will be focusing on understanding the physical geography of the world and how this is recorded in maps. For our ‘Fabulous Finish’ the children will be creating a detailed map of an imaginary island.
Please see the most recent year 1 topic web for a for a summary of what your child will be learning in each subject area this term.
Thank you to all of you have been remembering to return the children’s guided reading books in their new wallets every Thursday. These are then changed on a Friday and sent home with your child to practise for the next week. These books have been very closely matched to your child’s reading ability. The children also choose a story book from our book corner that they can read or may need help with depending on how challenging the book is.The guided reading books are new and we need to look after them as they are expensive and need to last. Please note, we can only give children a new book if the old one is returned to ensure that we keep complete sets of books for subsequent groups of children to read. If you find your child is not bringing home a book this is because they have not returned a book or books sent home. Please look for these and return them as soon as possible and speak to me if you have any problems.
Year 1 have PE on a Monday afternoon and Friday morning. Please ensure that your child comes in their PE kits on those days. Sometimes PE will be inside and sometimes outside.
Friday morning PPA cover
On Friday mornings I will not be teaching the children as I have my planning time out of class. This half term, Mr Golding will be covering me for this. The children met him last week when he covered me for the first time.
Please remember to send your child in with a named bottle of water each day. This is especially important as the weather gets warmer.
Names in jumpers and cardigans
Again, as the weather gets warmer and children are taking jumpers and cardigans off more frequently, please can you make sure these items of clothing are clearly marked with their name. If they are not named it is impossible for us to know which child in which class a school jumper orcardigan belongs to. Please check your child’s clothing regularly to ensure the name is legible; often it washes off or blurs so it cannot be read. Thank you!
Many thanks for your continued support, please see me on the gate if you need to speak about anything.
Miss Price and the Year 1 Team