Year 1 - Hawk & Wildcat

Hello Hawks and Wildcats!!!

Our PE lessons this term will take place on Monday and Friday. The children should come to school in their PE kit on these days. We will be developing our movement; improving our control, speed, agility and balance. We will also explore other types of movement such as jumping, hopping and skipping. As well as this, we will begin to develop our understanding of invasion games and ball control.

Our learning in maths will focus on exploring addition and subtraction numbers within 10. We will develop our understanding of this by considering the part - part - whole model. We will also practise recalling key facts such as our number bonds to 10. The children can use the Numbots app at home to support with this further. We will also be learning about 2d and 3d shapes and use this to solve problems.

Reading is at the foundation of our school’s ethos and is celebrated and encouraged across the school day. At the moment, due to the current circumstances, we will be unable to send reading books home. We will ensure children have the opportunity to read their own reading book every single day, in addition to the the Read Write Inc reading lesson that will continue to take place. There will also be a number of opportunities in the day where children hear and discuss stories together as a class. We are particularly excited about ‘Our Favourite Five’ in which children will read and discuss 5 stories in depth throughout the half term so they become fluent in their understanding of those stories.

Reading with your child at home is really important for developing their confidence and love of reading. You can find stories that they are excited about and share them together at bedtime. They could even read a magazine that they are interested in! Every time you read with your child and sign their reading diary, we will move them up on the reading challenge chart. When they reach 20 reads, they will get a prize!

As well as reading with your child, please can you help them to learn their spellings and practise these in preparation for spelling tests in school. These will take place every Friday, in children's phonics group. You will find their spellings for the term in their reading diaries. Children will get a dojo point if they achieve full marks in their spelling tests. 

We can’t wait to start our learning adventure with you, look out for updates of the children’s learning on our Class Dojo page!

If you have any concerns or worries about your child don’t hesitate to call school to discuss this with us further. 

Thank you,

Mr Murphy & Miss Wilding

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