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Welcome back, we hope that you had a lovely Easter break! The children are enthusiastic to make a start on their Summer term learning! Our thematic units are cross-curricular, covering all the traditional subjects as well as more contemporary areas of study such as sustainability and well-being and this terms our new topics will be ‘Light up the world!’ and ‘Powhatan People’.

The Summer term is always an important time for children in Year 1. In English, we will continue to focus on the use of capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks when writing sentences, as well as using the conjunctions ‘and, so, because, but’ and adjectives (describing words) to make our sentences more interesting. We will also continue to learn how to apply prefixes and suffixes to words and the children will be given the opportunity to practise these skills across a range of different texts including traditional tales and non-fiction texts based around our new themes.

In Maths, the children will consolidate their knowledge of the four operations whilst building on their knowledge of time and money. In Science we will be continuing out learning about plants and trees and making observations outside based on seasons. Then in Summer 2 move onto Animals and their characteristics.  Our new topic ‘Light Up the World’ is a unit based around the sun and other sources of light, with a science focus and our second unit ‘Powhatan People’ has a history focus, telling the inspirational story of Pocahontas.

Reading is still a huge focus in Year 1 therefore please continue to support your child’s reading at home regularly. We remind you that children’s books need to be in school every day. We would also encourage you to write a comment in their diary as this can build your child’s confidence and provide a link between home and school. A reminder that Reading Eggs has 100’s of books available for the children in the Library section– remember to login and take a look. We are still expecting children to regularly access and use Reading Eggs/ Fast Phonics to help build those important skills for reading.

Phonics is particularly important during Year 1, as children are required to take a phonics screening test in June, which consists of 40 words (real and nonsense) to read. Phonics sheets including nonsense words will be sent home to practise this term as they will help prepare your child for the test.

We will continue to send out creative homework that will have many suggestions for activities to complete at home. We hope your child will take pride in their books and complete as many of the activities as possible.


PE sessions for Class 3 and 4 will still take place on a Monday and Wednesday

Please be aware that these sessions may be flexible, therefore children need a PE kit in school at all times. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days.

We have much to be excited about for the Summer Term and we look forward to a final term packed full of learning and progress.

If you have any questions/queries, please do not hesitate to speak to us. Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Wood & Miss Armstrong         Miss Collins
            Class 3                               Class 4

 

January 2022

Year 1 had a fantastic inspiration day to introduce our new topic,  'City Explorers' which is based on the book Claude in the City.  Linking to the book, we had a 'robber' come in a steal a very special parcel that was supposed to be delivered to Class 3 and Class 4. The children had to chase the robber to try and get the parcel back! Once the parcel had returned to us, we got to explore all of the things that Claude had left for us in there. This helped the children to learn all about the different countries within the UK and the capital cities for each of them. They then had the chance to create their very own posters in teams to encourage Claude to visit the city of Wolverhampton by telling him all of the wonderful things that you can do here!

   

January 2022

Year 1 had a fantastic inspiration day to introduce our new topic,  'City Explorers' which is based on the book Claude in the City.  Linking to the book, we had a 'robber' come in a steal a very special parcel that was supposed to be delivered to Class 3 and Class 4. The children had to chase the robber to try and get the parcel back! Once the parcel had returned to us, we got to explore all of the things that Claude had left for us in there. This helped the children to learn all about the different countries within the UK and the capital cities for each of them. They then had the chance to create their very own posters in teams to encourage Claude to visit the city of Wolverhampton by telling him all of the wonderful things that you can do here!

 

 

   

January 2022

Year 1 had a fantastic inspiration day to introduce our new topic,  'City Explorers' which is based on the book Claude in the City.  Linking to the book, we had a 'robber' come in a steal a very special parcel that was supposed to be delivered to Class 3 and Class 4. The children had to chase the robber to try and get the parcel back! Once the parcel had returned to us, we got to explore all of the things that Claude had left for us in there. This helped the children to learn all about the different countries within the UK and the capital cities for each of them. They then had the chance to create their very own posters in teams to encourage Claude to visit the city of Wolverhampton by telling him all of the wonderful things that you can do here!

 

 

   

 
November 2020

  

March 2020

Year 1 had a very exciting time in a Space Explorer Dome. The children learnt all about the planets and our solar system. They heard lots of ancient stories and were amazed to see the constellations. The children learnt that the sun is a star and found out why the sun moves across the sky. They watched in awe at the different phases of the moon. The Space Dome has certainly inspired some future astronomers in Year 1.

  

 

February 2020

Year 1 children took part in ‘Paddington’s Space Mission’ inspiration day. The children made NASA space badges and rockets ready to take off to the moon. We took off in our rockets and watched the first moon landing by Neil Armstrong. Once we were safely on the moon, we listened and followed instructions to create a moon dance. We also created our own aliens using handprints. After a busy day we listened to the story ‘Whatever Next’ and had our own space picnic on the moon before coming back to Earth. I think the children will all agree that it was an enjoyable day and were left feeling inspired for our learning this term.