Year 1

Week commencing 20.11.17

Year 1 had a fantastic 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. 

Our key learning this week: 

This week in English we are looking at the story of "The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark."

In maths this week we are continuing our work on subtraction and beginning to use a number line for this.

In topic we are continuing our work on  hot and cold countries. We are carrying on the work we started last week about the different climates around the world.

In science we are looking at seasonal change and the weather.

In art we are going to make rain and snow shakers. 

We are also starting to learn the songs for the Christmas play! 


Topic

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.

This term our topic is The Elements. We will be looking at the weather, seasons and the impact of the elements on different places. 

Messages:

We are looking for any donations of empty pringles type tubes and glass jars with lids (label removed if possible) for our art topic. If you have any of these things please send them in. 

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

If any parents are available to help on a trip to Oakham Museum on Tuesday 12th December in the morning please let Miss Wilkinson know. 


W/C 20th November - Maths Week 

Thursday 30th November - St Andrew's Day Assembly @ 9.15am

Friday 1st December - FEM Christmas Fair

Sunday 3rd December - Advent Mass St. Joseph's @ 11am 

Tuesday 12th December - Victorian Christmas at Oakham Museum 

Wednesday 13th December - KS1 Christmas play @ 6pm

Thursday 14th December - KS1 Christmas play @ 6pm 

Monday 18th December - Christmas Lunch and KS1 Christmas Party 

Tuesday 19th December - Christmas Reflection @ 9.15am and school closes @ 2.30pm



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 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!