The children and staff in Key Stage 1 are very excited about our busy term ahead. We have lots of great things planned for the children over the next few weeks so keep your eyes peeled for letters in book bags.
This half term we will be learning all about 'Toys'. Children will be designing, making and evaluating their own moving vehicle in Design and Technology. We will also be learning about toys from the past. The children find this history unit really interesting and we will be supporting our learning by visiting Tullie House museum on the 25th November. Children will begin to understand changes beyond memory and looking how people lived and played in the past.
Look out for Christmas plans and show performances coming up in December. We have already started to practice our singing.
We have started a new reading scheme in school this term called Accelerated Reader. As your child moves through Year 1, the goal for all children will be to progress onto this scheme through mastering phonics and becoming fluent readers with building comprehension. When your child is ready, they will be given a leveled reading book. Look out for information coming out to all parents this half term. For the time being, your child will be given a colour banded reading book that they must read for at least 10 minutes a night at home. We cannot reiterate enough the importance of daily reading. This will build fluency and confidence so they are ready to move onto Accelerated Reader.
P.E. will take place on Thursdays for our class so make sure kit is in school throughout term 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. P.E. kit includes white or red plain T-shirts (not the polo shirt they are wearing all day), black or blue shorts and either trainers or plimsolls. During P.E. this half term we will be rolling, throwing and catching.
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. All children in Year 1 now have a Spelling Shed code on their homework folders so remember to log on and start building those points for 1VS.
If you would like any more information about the term ahead or would like to talk to me then please do see me at the classroom door first thing in the morning or at the end of the day.
Here's to a great half term!
All Stars Cricket
Key Stage One had a wonderful morning with Peter from All Stars Cricket. The morning started with an assembly to introduce what happened at each session followed by some taster activities out on the playground. The children had a great time. Check out some photographs below.
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