We hope that you have had a wonderful break and are looking forward to the Easter fun that will follow at the end of the first week.
We are starting our half term with lots of Easter craft and learning about the importance of Easter for Christians.
We will then move into our topic 'Into the Woods' where we will learn all about woodland habitats. This topic links to our work with green spaces and the woodland trust so we will be exploring our local area and identifying trees. Our literacy texts will link to animals that are found in the woods.
This term also sees important tests for both year 1 and 2. Just before half term year 2 children will complete Key Stage One SATs in maths, reading and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar and Year 1 will complete the phonics screening in June. if you have any questions about any of the assessments please contact a member of the Key Stage One team.
It is brilliant to see comments from parents in reading diaries, please keep this up each night. If your child has reached the end of their book please make a note in their diary . We can then ensure a new book comes home. If we do not have this message from you we will not change their book. Your child will receive reward points for reading at home and these points equal prizes!
P.E. will take place on Monday and Friday for both classes so make sure kit is in school at all times. Can we remind you that if your child has their ears pierced and they cannot take their studs out they must bring tape to cover them for P.E. lessons.
There are two different groups each morning for literacy and maths taught by Mrs Shovlin, Mrs Graham and Mrs Walker/Mrs Bouch. We hope your child enjoys talking to you about what they are up to in these lessons and their homework each week will help you see.
Homework will be given out each Wednesday and needs to be back in school by the following Monday. It will consist of spellings and a maths task as well as daily reading of their reading book.
Here's to a great half term!
Walby Farm Park Christmas Extravaganza
We had a wonderful time at Walby Farm park for their Christmas extravaganza. We took part in a live nativity, made reindeer food, went inside a snow globe, met SANTA, played in the snow and graduated from the elf academy... that was all before lunchtime! After lunch we had great fun in the play barn. Once again the children were exceptional, a lady with a little boy stopped me to comment that the children were so well mannered and kind to her little boy. Thank you for your support with this trip, these moments make memories!
Merry Christmas from the KS1 team