Dear Sapphire and Emerald parents/ guardians
Welcome to Year 1
We just wanted to get in touch to let you know what we will
be learning this term. Our topic for the next 6 weeks is ‘Ourselves’. We will
be looking at our; likes and dislikes, our senses, things we want to be when we
grow up and how our weird and wonderful bodies work! If your child has any
books about the human body that they would like to share with us, we would love
for them to bring them into class.
The daily timetable of your child’s learning journey will
soon be able to be viewed on line. However, we are happy to provide hardcopies
should you require them.
As said above we are focusing our learning on ‘Ourselves’.
Therefore our writing will be based around your child’s interests and
aspirations. Our fantastic Year 1 team will be teaching Letters and Sounds
(phonics) every day, with an explorative phonics morning every Monday. We make
sure we read with the children on a daily basis and would be grateful for you
to do so at home to help them make the progress required in Year 1.
You may already be aware that we
teach maths using Singapore Maths (Maths No Problem).
What you may
not know is that Singapore has led the world in maths mastery for over a
decade; its students become competent and proficient mathematicians at a very
early age. Even better, they grow to be capable problem solvers who think
mathematically with ease. We loved teaching this style of maths last year and
are excited to continue this year!
Science and Topic
always a favourite in Year 1. As we are looking at ‘Ourselves’ we have a large
amount of information to learn. We love for the children to lead these lessons
and to teach their peers what they have previously learnt. We encourage the
children to bring in objects suitable for the topic. These items lend
themselves to both topic and science sessions as they spark debate, questions,
new learning, deepen understanding and also extend the curriculum to a new
required to bring in their PE kit to every PE session for health and
safety reasons. They will not be allowed to join in without it.
Sapphire Class and Emerald Class will
both have PE on THURSDAYS.
required to bring their swimming kit to every swimming session. It is
school policy that if the children are in school then they must swim unless a
doctor’s note says otherwise.
Sapphire Swim on Wednesdays
Emerald Swim on Tuesdays
ALL SWIMMING AND PE LESSONS START
Last but not
least, we will hold a meeting for ALL parents/guardians on Monday 14TH
Sept at 3:00pm. Please come to the middle hall and you will be directed to the
meeting area. In this meeting we will answer any questions you might have and
run through the curriculum in more detail.
for a fabulous start to the year and we look forward to seeing you on Monday 14th
Lesley and Emily.
The Year 1