Dear Parents and Carers,
Our star of the week last week was Emily, she has shown great spirit and motivation to learn since she started in September.
I have reviewed reading records today and would like to encourage all parents to carefully record home learning. It is our expectation that children in Year 1 read five times a week for at least five minutes. Children who do this do markedly better. Reading aids the development of writing and also helps with progression across the curriculum. This week we will be issuing a Reading Award/ certificates to those children who have done their homework.
In Maths we are comparing numbers using language such as greater than, less than and equal to and will also be using the symbols associated with this language.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Congratulations to Bethany who is our star learner this week - she has worked so hard in the last week and has shown us impeccable behaviour. As the work in Chestnut class starts to get trickier I can already see how the children are giving it their best.
The children have worked hard in phonics this week perfecting their spelling and sentence work. Please remember to record all home reading in the children's reading record, they should at least 5 minutes each day.
In Maths we have been counting both forwards and backwards with the children to ten and beyond in some cases. This will be an important skill moving forward as it relates to addition, subtraction and multiplication and division.
Friday 23rd September After School
Next Friday I will be hosting a short session after school to explain a little bit about how our phonics program works and how to use the resources we send home as well as to answer any questions you may have. Please come along if you can!
Dear Parent/ Carers,
This week we have welcomed the children to their new class and they have risen to the challenge of a new environment and way of working.
In the coming week our timetable will start 'proper' so expect to find reading books and sounds to practise in the children's bags. I'm afraid our reading folders have not arrived yet so it will be really important the children have a book bag to carry their books and papers in. As always may I remind you that your child should read to you for at least five minutes a day - this is part of homework in Year 1. In maths we will be looking at place value to 10, these are simple beginnings but will progress to more complex ideas as we move through the term. Please see the following link if you would like to do any work on this at home:
With the sad news of the Queen's death, we have had a sombre end to the week as we felt this was appropriate. The children have taken part in a memorial assembly rather than a praise assembly.
We will be observing the national mourning in line with our Trust schools and as age appropriate.
Miss Penny will write more about this in her news letter.
Have a great week!