Dear Parents and Carers,
It has been another wonderful week in Year 1. The children have continued to be very busy, exploring the learning environment and getting used to the expectations of Year 1. Please see below for lots of important information and reminders.
- Our Year 1 Curriculum Meeting is at 9:00am on Friday. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, please refer to the Teams login information below:
Meeting ID: 384 103 225 357
- Our PE days are on Mondays and Wednesdays. The children need to have PE shorts for their Monday gymnastics lesson. Please send your child into school wearing their full PE kit on these days.
- Please complete the Pick-Up Arrangement form sent via email yesterday, especially if you regularly have any non-parental adults picking up your child, or if they go to an after-school club.
- Your child will be issued with a Little Wandle reading book to take home on Friday. Please return this next Thursday. Please also be mindful that we are currently working through the phonics assessment data so your child’s book level may change the following week.
Parents now have access to our PSHE and RHE curriculum portal, TenTen. You can use this portal to see what we will be teaching and learning in upcoming PSHE and RHE units. The login information is:
This Week’s Learning
Phonics: This week we have continued to assess the children to determine where they are at with their phonics. We have revised many of the Phase 3 sounds in our phonics sessions including air, ear, oi and ow.
Maths: This week children have been using ten frames as a resource for their learning! Ten frames are indeed a valuable tool for helping children develop a strong understanding of numbers and their relationships. Here are some additional insights into how ten frames can benefit young learners:
- Visual Representation: Ten frames provide a visual representation of numbers, making it easier for children to grasp the concept of quantity. This visual aid helps them see how numbers can be broken down into smaller parts.
- Number Bonds to 10: Ten frames are excellent for teaching number bonds to 10. Children can quickly see that 10 is made up of two groups of 5, or 4 and 6, or 7 and 3, and so on. This understanding lays the foundation for more advanced mathematical concepts.
- Addition and Subtraction: Ten frames are multipurpose tools for basic mathematics operations. They can be used to demonstrate addition by adding counters to the frames, and subtraction by removing them. This hands-on experience helps children understand these operations more fluently.
RE: The children have been very busy retelling the Genesis 1 Creation story through role play and by using the small world resources. They also greatly enjoyed
Music: The children learnt the words ‘tempo’ and ‘pulse’ and were asked to respond to pieces of music through movement. They learnt about how speed can affect how they feel and repsond to a piece of music.
PE: In Gymnastics, the children have learnt how to set up the apparatus like champion gymnasts. They explored jumping and balancing and moving around the space in a coordinated way.