Dear parents and carers,
We are so proud of our Year One children, they have had another brilliant week! They all continue to immerse themselves into all things about the Great Fire of London in 1666.
In English this week, children have been learning how to create and publish their own book. They have thoroughly enjoyed using a red pen to edit and improve their work, before going on to write up their own story of the Great Fire of London. If you would like to practice editing together at home please use the attached sheet.
In Maths, we have been learning about ‘teen’ numbers and understanding where to place them in a ten’s and one’s column.
It would be great if you could work together to complete this sheet
In Phonics, we have been learning different spellings for the /oo/ sound.
/oo/ -book hook look cook crook brook
/u/ – bush bull push pull put full
/oul/ – could should would couldn’t shouldn’t
Please continue to practice spelling these words at home. Challenge- write these words in a sentence. Here is a phonics website with interactive games PhonicsPlay
Next week we look forward to ‘Shakespeare Week’ with a whole school focus on ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It would be great if you could share this story with your child to become familiar with the characters and the storyline. (BBC Teach A Midsummer Night’s Dream Pt1 or Cbeebies play)
Please look out for the important parent email regarding ‘Forest School’ this will begin after half term. It is imperative that all children have the correct clothing, as these lessons will take place in wet and cold weather. Please ensure that all items of clothing and boots are clearly labelled and visible with names. Separate top and bottom waterproofs would be easier for children to manage independently. Boots can be kept on the welly rack outside classrooms and clothes put into a clearly named draw string bag, which will be taken home after each session. Please practice and encourage your child to change quickly and independently, perhaps practice this during half term break. Thank you.
Just a gentle reminder that we will be finishing off our half term with ‘Family Friday’ at 2.30pm. This is a great opportunity to celebrate your child’s wonderful progress this term.
We hope you have a restful and joyful weekend.
Year 1 Team