This term our topic is:
Why Can't Penguins Live Near The Equator?
Our text for this half term is 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers.
We'll be researching what it's like at the North and South Pole, and comparing it to countries near the Equator. We'll be writing lists, captions and speech bubbles, as well as making predictions and retelling the story of 'Lost and Found'.
We'll also be fact finding about penguins and meerkats. In our Art work this half term we'll be finding out about hot and cold colours and looking at colour wheels.
Please check Class Dojo regularly for updates, photos and information.
We hope that your child enjoys their time in our class. Please see the Newsletter at the bottom of the page to see what we will be doing.
Phonics is very important in Year 1. In the Summer term the children will complete a phonic screening test. We work hard towards this throughout the year. Children need to be able to recognise sounds and blend them together to read both real and nonsense words. Throughout the year we will invite parents to meetings and workshops to give ideas on how you can support your child at home.
Reading is an essential part of your child's learning. Your child will be sent home with a colour banded book to match their ability and a guided reading book, which they will have shared in a group at school. Please take time to look at and read their reading books and any other books, with them. When you have read with your child please record this in their reading record. Each time your child reads they will get a stamp on their reading record chart, up to a maximum of two per day.
Please follow the link below to access your child's bug club:
P.E. will take place on Monday and Thursdays. Please send your child to school in their PE kit on these days. In colder weather please ensure this is weather appropriate (eg tracksuit and trainers). Please also remember that children need to have their hair up in a pony-tail and to remove earrings and other jewellery for P.E. If your child has newly pierced ears please pop in and see us.
Spellings will now be sent home each week. We ask that you help your child to practise their spellings. These will be checked on a Friday and new spellings will be given out. A copy of the spellings will also be posted on our Class Dojo page. Spellings can be practised in different ways such as writing them out using paint, or in sand or practising them with magnetic letters or making a game up with them. You can also look out for them when reading and when you’re out and about. Top Tip: pick words at random rather than going down the list when you are practising the spellings!
Should you choose to make the decision to keep your child at home to learn and they are not isolating due coronavirus symptoms, below are a list of useful websites in which you can access in order to provide your child with age appropriate work.
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