Year 1

Week commencing 23.4.18

Our key learning this week: 

If anyone is available to help with our Forest School Day on the Tuesday 8th May please let Miss Wilkinson know.

In English we are going to be looking at Handa's Srurprise and comparing Handa's garden to our own.

In maths we are going to continue loooking at repeated addition and arrays as a form of multiplication. 

In topic we will be beginning learning about our local environment. 

In science we are going to be looking at plants, animals and the range of habitats around us. 

In art we are going to be looking at a range of work by Georgie O'Keeffe including clay and textiles. 

Messages:

If anyone is available to help with our Forest School Day on the Tuesday 8th May please let Miss Wilkinson know.  

Please can all children have trainers and PE kit in school everyday. 

Friday 27th April - Read and relax session in school @ 2.30pm 

Friday 4th May - English Martyrs Day 

Monday 7th May - School closed 

Tuesday 8th May - Forest School all day 

Thursday 10th May - Class assembly @ 2.45 

Thursday 17th May - Music evening @ 6pm 

Friday 25th May - School closes 

Monday 4th June - School opens

WB Monday 2nd July - Sports Week 

Thursday 5th July - Reports Out 

Friday 6th July - Sports Day 

WB Monday 9th July - Transition Week

Wednesday 18th July - Leavers Mass 

Friday 20th July - School closes @ 2.30pm 


Topic

This term our topic is Castles. We will be looking at the different castles, the history of castles and the royal family. 

To see our topic guide for our Castles topic in term 3 and 4 click here. 

To see our topic guide for the elements topic in term 2 click here. 

To see our topic guide for our marvellous me topic in term 1 click here.


Must do at home, please: (reviewed termly) 

By the end of keystage 1 children are expected to be able to read and spell these words.  


Please ensure children are reading at least 3 times a week at home and that this is recorded in their reading record.

Please use the bookmark your children have to support their reading. Click here to view online.

There is also a useful booklet to help support your child's reading at home here.

Additional ways to support your child/book lists:

Read Write Inc.

We use the phonics scheme Read Write Inc. at English Martrys. This PowerPoint presentation explains how it works.

Please click here for worksheets to help with formation of letters to practice with your child at home. 

Homework Expectations – Year 1 

Homework will be set every Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Pupils are expected to complete all set tasks. 

Additionally, children must read and record their reading in their diaries at least three times each week. 

Work in their homework books is expected to be of the same standard as work in school, with neat handwriting, diagrams in pencil and care take to include appropriate punctuation and good spelling.

House points will be awarded for good work each week. 

Year 1 had an amazing time at the Castle on Thursday. When we arrived we were met by a minstrel, a knight and some ladies who worked in the castle. We enjoyed watching a puppet show about the history of the castle and looking for some horse shoes which the minstrel had lost! 

Then we had a go at making some medieval gingerbread and we designed some decorations for the top of a cake from icing. After that we built some castle walls, having a go at weaving and building with wood and stone. Then we were then invited to a banquet which we dressed up for! 

In the afternoon we learnt about medieval games and made some poppets and crowns to take home with us. Finally we had some knight training and we learnt how we should defend a castle with our swords and shields! 

We all had a great time and learnt lots of new things! 


On Wednesday we went to Rutland Water to have a look at what had changed since we last went in the Autumn. We looked for the signs of winter and did some bird watching. 

The highlight seemed to be watching the rats steal the food from the bird feeders. 

Year 1 had a great time on their Maths trail with early years on Monday morning. We worked in pairs to answer different questions and challenges linked to the different things we saw. We also spotted lots of numbers around the area and enjoyed counting lots of different things. Thank you very much to the Early Years parents who came with us. 

Year 1 had a super time at the library. We listened to some stories and then chose some books to take back to school to share with our class. 
We had a fantastic time on our first seasons day about autumn. We looked at seed dispersal, went bird watching, completed an eye-spy challenge and we made some bird feeders. We are looking forward to our next seasons day in the winter!

We had a fantastic time on our first seasons day about autumn. We looked at seed dispersal, went bird watching, completed an eye-spy challenge and we made some bird feeders. 

We are looking forward to our next seasons day in the winter!