Happy New Year and welcome back year 1! I am sure we are going to continue to have so much fun during our spring term! Our themes for this term are 'The Great Fire of London' and 'Animals Including Humans'. We have lots of exciting work lined up for this term and hopefully a really exciting trip as well! We will send out more details about that nearer the time.
Thursday 11th February - school finished at 3pm for half term
Monday 21st February - back to school (on time at 10 to 9!)
Friday 4th March - World Book Day
Wednesday 9th March - Parents Evening
Homework will be given out on a Friday in the yellow homework books and should be returned on Monday morning.
PE will be on Tuesday mornings, please make sure your child has their full PE in school each week.
Class Dojo is up and running for our class, so please contact me on there if you have any issue or queries.
Please continue to read with your child every night! The children have made great progress with reading and we can see that reading at home has been a massive help for them!
This year the year 1 children will take part in the the National Phonics Screening Test which will take place in June. The test comprises of a list of 40 words that children read one-to-one with a teacher. The list is a combination of both real and made up, non-words which rely purely on using phonics to decode. The non-words are words that have been made up and will be shown with a picture of an imaginary creature to help them. The phonics screening check will take place on a one to one but the children will largely be unaware of it being a test and have already participated in some practice ones.
Because of this, and to promote a love for reading, it is very important that the children read every night at home to become more fluent and confident readers. Below you will find a sound mat which includes the phonics sounds your child has learnt throughout reception, and will continue to learn in year 1.
The Great Fire of London
This term we are learning all about The Great Fire of London. We made our own houses out of cardboard and set them on fire!