Welcome to Year 1.
Mrs Thorne, Mrs Thorley and Mr Stevenson are very excited to be teaching in Year 1.
The Spring term has flown by and the children have enjoyed their new topic of 'dig, dig, dig'.
We are now enjoying our new topic of 'Down on the Farm' where we are learning all about farms and plants. We are visiting Matlock Farm Park on the 4th June to experience life on a farm and to plant flowers in their wild meadow.
We have looked at information texts, alphabetical order and using dictionaries to help us write a definition. We have created our own dinosaur information text and the children know lots of facts about a variety of
In the summer term we have studied 'Lists, Labels and Captions' linked to growing our own bean plants and the book 'Katie and the Sunflowers' by James Mayhew linked to our artist study on Van Gogh.
The children continue to learn alternative spellings for digraphs and trigraphs as part of phase 5. They are also working hard on segmenting and blending a variety of words in preparation for their phonics screening check in June.
The Phonics screening check will take place week beginning 10th June 2019. The children are working so hard on their phonics and reading in preparation for this.
The children have explored different materials, as well as finding facts about Mary Anning, the famous fossil hunter! They have used this knowledge to help them select the best material to build a bridge to hold a toy dinosaur (not a real one).
We have been learning in the summer term all about farms, the different types of farms and what things we can find on a farm. In our Science lessons, we have been learning all about plants and learning the names of common wild and garden plants. We are growing beans too....we love to watch them grow!
P.E. continues to be on a Wednesday. Children have enjoyed a variety of sports and have developed their ball control skills and dance move techniques.
Please continue to read with your child and help them achieve their 60 reads. Across the year group more children are achieving this, so well done! We advise reading at least 3 times a week at home. Also, each week, your child must complete their reading journal homework. This will be handed out each Wednesday to be returned by the following Monday.
Your child should have a Mathletics log in and password stuck in their reading diaries. If they have not, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information. Whilst we don't set homework on Mathletics, it is a helpful learning tool to support your child in relation to their maths knowledge.