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Description: Image result for farm clipartJune 2018

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Welcome back to Summer Term 2 at school,   We hope you had a restful half term break. 

We are now raring to go for the final term in Year 1 -  let’s hope for some more sunny days!

 

Staffing

Miss Michelle Bell will teach the class Monday to Wednesday and Mrs Claire Webber will teach the class on a Thursday and Friday. Layla will be the teaching assistant working in Year One every day. Mrs Helen Hewson and Mrs Karen Fullick will cover the class on a Wednesday afternoon, covering teachers PPA time.  

 

Curriculum Overview

This half term our topic will be ‘Jet, Set, Go! ’; a topic that explores our world, jetting off to all five continents and finding out more about the countries within each continent.  We will also link this to the forthcoming football world cup! Please find attached a curriculum overview that shows you what we will be covering in our learning. This can also be viewed on our Year One page on the school website.

 

Physical Education

PE will be swimming on Thursdays for the first three week and then on a Wednesday and Friday for the final 3 weeks of term. Please make sure that your child has a named PE kit in school at all times.

 

Home Learning

In Key Stage 1 we will be continuing with the home learning challenge. Once again, we were so impressed by the children’s response to the challenges last term – so many fantastic seaside projects!  Thank you very much for your support.

 

There are lots of exciting new home learning activities for the children to choose from in their home learning book. They can choose whatever activity they like each week. When they have created an activity, they can cross out the box and colour in the correct number of stars.

 

The children:

MUST complete the grey boxes

SHOULD aim to earn 20 stars by half term

COULD earn more than 20 stars by half term

 

If any of the children manage to earn more than 20 stars by Wednesday 18th July 2018, they will receive a special home learning certificate. Please remind the children that home learning books/completed challenges should be handed in every Wednesday.

 

Spellings

Developing a child’s confidence in spelling is very important in the early stages of writing and regular practice is essential to this. The spellings that we set each week are linked to the children’s current Phonics Phase and are designed to support and reinforce their learning in this area.

 

Spellings are stuck into the children’s spelling books on a Friday, along with the results of their weekly test (which takes place on Thursday). This is so that you can monitor their progress and support them to practice any spellings that they have struggled with. Please make sure that the spelling books are in school every Thursday.

 

Reading

As with spelling, regular reading practice is essential in developing fluency and confidence. Please continue to listen to your child read regularly and record this in their reading record. The children should be reading to someone every day for 5 – 10 minutes.

It is important that they have the opportunity to talk about the book that they are reading, so please continue to use the reading bookmark sent home last term..

 

We are keen to hear from anybody who has some spare time to hear children read during the afternoons. This can be for as little as 10 minutes at the end of a school day. Any time you have to offer is always greatly appreciated and makes a real difference to the children.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to come and see either of us. Additionally, messages can be left on the class DoJo, and we can be emailed at mbell@stjohnstiverton.co.uk or cwebber@stjohnstiverton.co.uk

 

Thank you for your support.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Michelle Bell and Claire Webber

 

Year 1 Class Teachers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2018

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Welcome back to school, I hope you had a restful Half-term Break. Last term just seemed to fly by and now here we are ready to embrace all the challenges of Spring 2!

 

Staffing

I continue to teach the class Monday to Thursday and Mrs Webber will be teaching the class on a Friday. Layla will be working in Year One every day.

 

Curriculum Overview

This half term our topic will be ‘Fabulous Farming’; a topic that starts close to home by comparing town and country and exploring where our food comes from, but finishes further afield as we compare farming in this country with that of Africa. Please find attached a curriculum overview that shows you what we will be covering in our learning. This can also be viewed on our Year One page on the school website.

 

Physical Education/Swimming

  1. will be going swimming on Thursday afternoons, starting on Thursday 1st March, so make sure that children are fully equipped with towels and costumes and that all long hair is tied back. If you would like to help us walk down to the pool, please let me know as soon as possible. Once again, we may also be a little late in appearing at the door on a Thursday afternoon – apologies in advance for this.

 

Home Learning

In Key Stage 1 we will be continuing with the home learning challenge. I was so impressed by the children’s response to the challenges last term – thank you very much for your support. There are lots of exciting new home learning activities for the children to choose from in their home learning book. They can choose whatever activity they like each week. When they have created an activity, they can cross out the box and colour in the correct number of stars.

The children:

MUST complete the grey boxes

SHOULD aim to earn 20 stars by half term

COULD earn more than 20 stars by half term

 

If any of the children manage to earn more than 20 stars by Wednesday 28th March, they will receive a special home learning certificate. Please remind the children that home learning books/completed challenges should be handed in every Wednesday.

 

 

Spellings

Developing a child’s confidence in spelling is very important in the early stages of writing and regular practice is essential to this. The spellings that I set each week are linked to the children’s current Phonics Phase and are designed to support and reinforce their learning in this area.

 

Spellings are stuck into the children’s spelling books on a Friday, along with the results of their weekly test (which also takes place on Fridays). This is so that you can monitor their progress and support them to practice any spellings that they have struggled with. Please make sure that the spelling books are in school every Friday.

 

Reading

As with spelling, regular reading practice is essential in developing fluency and confidence. Please continue to listen to your child read regularly and record this in their reading record. The children should be reading to someone every day for 5 – 10 minutes.

 

It is important that they have the opportunity to talk about the book that they are reading, so this term I am attaching a reading bookmark to give you some ideas on the kinds of questions that you might like to ask. This will support them to develop their comprehension skills.

 

We are keen to hear from anybody who has some spare time to hear children read during the school day. This can be for as little as 10 minutes at the start or end of the school day. Any time you have to offer is always greatly appreciated and makes a real difference to the children.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to come and see me. Additionally, messages can be left on the class DoJo, and I can be emailed at hanson@stjohnstiverton.co.uk.

 

Thank you for your support.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

MissAnson

 

Year 1 Class Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

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