Wow! What a busy first term we have had in Year One. The children have achieved and learnt so much already during their first term as Year One pupils. Some of the highlights have been The Art Exhibition and the Foundation & Year One Nativity, in which the children worked so very hard. We hope that you all had a well-deserved rest over the Christmas break and are ready for another busy and exciting term.

Project

Our project for this term is ‘Where The Wild Things Are’. The children will become familiar with the story and will complete lots of work linked to this. In Science, we will be looking closely at animals and categorising them, as well as different types of plants and trees, and their structure. In Geography, we will be exploring the different features and land around us. We look forward to inviting you to an Assembly at the end of this half term, where the children will proudly present all of the hard work that they will have done.

Phonics

Like last term, we will be sending home spellings, on Mondays, including the digraphs that the children will be learning that week. We want to thank you for your continuous support in helping your children to practise these ready for their spelling test on Fridays. As your children progress onto Phase Five phonics, we will be issuing Phase Five Sound Books. Once the children have learnt a new digraph, we will put it into the sound book to help the children to recognise, read and apply their newly learnt sounds. This also allows you as parents, to have a greater understanding of the sounds that your children are currently working on.

Big Write

We will continue with Big Writes every other Monday, with the Talk homework sent home on a Friday. We thank you for your support in helping your children to plan and come up with fantastic ideas to include in their writing. Both Miss Jolland and Miss MacPhail are really starting to see significant progress in the children’s writing, as they are beginning to apply all of the new things that they have recently been taught.

Maths Mastery

After a term of daily Maths Mastery lessons, the children have gained a good understanding of the six part lessons, the structure and how to use the resources effectively to enhance their learning. During this half term, we will be moving onto these units; Addition and Subtraction within 20 and Exploring ‘Time’. Thank you to all of you that have signed up to Maths with Parents: please continue to use this as a way of consolidating and supporting your children at home with what they have been learning at school.

Please can we remind you to read our Whiteboard outside of the Year One area for any updates and notices.  If you ever have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Miss Jolland and Miss MacPhail