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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1:  
Flamingo and Stork Class  

Welcome 

Miss Hall is teaching in Flamingo Class and Miss Thompson in Stork Class  

Welcome to year 1! We hope you find the information below useful as your child ends the year with us. This information will help you support your child at home with the organization of their week and their learning at home. 

Key Times 

Homework 

Homework will be set every half term. Your child will be asked to work on a number of projects, designed to enrich the learning taking place in school. This approach to homework has been designed to enable you and your child to work together in a creative way and to develop a love of learning. Please see the homework document for Summer 2. Homework is due in Friday 12th July 2019  

PE  

In year 1, the PE days are on Tuesday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days and all jewellery is removed 

Trips 

We are very much looking forward to ‘The Life Bus’ visiting us in Summer 2.  

 

Inspire Workshops 

We would like to continue to invite you in to read with us on a Friday morning at 9am.  

Key Times 

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. In KS1, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:20. 

  

Homework 

Read it 

Research it 

Make it 

This half term we will be reading the book: 

 ‘A Necklace of Raindrops’  

by Joan Aiken and Jan Pienkowski. 

Joan Aiken has written other wonderful books that you may wish to look for in your local library over the next half term.  

Keep an eye out for: 

The Last Slice of Rainbow and other stories and 
   Arabel’s Raven. 

This half term we are going to be learning all about flowers and insects. 

 

Flowers and insects are all around you and the more you look for them, the more you will find! 

 

Your task is to keep a record of the flowers and insects you notice and to find out what they are called. You might like to draw, photograph or write about the flowers and insects you find- the choice is yours!  

 

This half term in class you will plant your very own flower. 

Your task is to look after your plant at home and give it everything it needs to grow. 

With the right care and attention, and a little luck, your flower will produce beautiful flowers by the end of term. We would love to see the results. 

Alternatively you could design and make your own flower using a variety of recycled materials. Let your imagination run free! 

 

Practise It 

Write It 

Design It 

Spend some time practising the skills we are learning in school: 

* Continue practising your new spellings each week.                

* Read to an adult every evening and record this too.                                

* Practise skip counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s and from any given multiple also.                                     

* Practise counting to and across 125 in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s – forwards and backwards and from any number. 

* Tell the time using O’clock and half past 

*Name and describe 3D shapes around you 

* Use all of the centre pages of your reading record diary to help you learn your phonics sounds.  

 

Use your plant diary to write about how you are taking care of your plant. Where does it live at home? How often do you water it? How much has it grown since last week? 

You could even measure it, take photographs or make sketches! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternatively you can write your own descriptive story inspired by one of the stories in our POR text: ‘A Necklace of Raindrops’. 

Use as many adjectives as you can to bring the story to life! 

Design a flowerpot for your plant to live in. You could use paper and coloured pencils, do a collage, paint, glitter, sparkle or anything you think your plant would like! Be creative, imaginative and inventive with the flower pot that your very own plant lives in! 

 

 

A note to parents, over the course of this half term please work with your child to complete the above. Each of the activities has been designed to support, enhance and enrich an aspect of the curriculum. We are looking forward to seeing the results of your work together. 

 
What are we learning? 

In Literacy we will begin by reading A Necklace of Raindrops’. Children will enjoy listening to the story and learning about descriptive writing and ambitious vocabulary. We will explore a range of fiction texts and poetry. 

In Maths we will be focusing on: Mass, capacity, time, fraction and problem solving. We will explore these units of Maths through practical activities developing our ability in problem solving.   

Our topic this term is: Flowers and Insects. We will spend time exploringFlowers and Insects’ through a range of learning and activities. Children will enjoy exploring our secret garden, they will explore flowers and insects in Art.  They will look at habitats in Geography and design and make their own gardens at the end of term.  For this can you provide your child with an empty shoebox with a lid to bring into school. 

 

How can I help at home? 

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 20 minutes – this can be with you, or on their own, but it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school. Children have a Mathletics login in the back of their reading journals – please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts. They are also given a login to “Literacy Planet” which can be used regularly to help develop fluency in Literacy. 

If you have any questions, please talk to Miss Hall or Miss Thompson, or you can arrange a meeting at the office. 

Thanks, 

Miss Hall and Miss Thompson