Dear parents and
We hope that you
had a great festive period and a happy new year.
Topic: Our Toy Story
In Literacy we
will be reading stories about different toys that are missing and coming to
life. We will be looking at reading and writing instructions. We will be
describing different toys and making a lost toy poster. We will create our own
feely book based on materials.
Please keep up the
great work practising your reading and spellings!
In Maths the children
will be looking at 2D and 3D shapes. We will move on to looking at fractions
including looking at ½ a ¼ of shapes, objects and quantities. We will learn to
tell the time to half hour and the hour. Later on we will return to look at
place value to 100 and start solving number problems in real life context.
Science: Materials – The children will learn about the
properties of different materials and why they are used to make different
History: Toys!!! The children will compare old and
new toys, looking at how they have changed over time. There will be a major
focus on the designing/making of puppets and puppet shows during this unit.
R.E/PSHE: Stories from different religions - Find
out about how people celebrate events, like a new baby, religious festivals and
They will learn
how to respect others and their differences and recognise our rights and
responsibilities as part of a school and class community.
P.E: P.E classes will be taken by Chris this
term. He will be focussing on the children’s fitness, basic sporting skills and
coordination. Sami will continue with dance and drama classes every Monday.
Art: Art classes will be taken by Peter. He
will teach the children a variety of artistic skills using different materials.
P.E Kit. Please can all children wear a white t-shirt,
blue shorts and trainers (if outside). Please make sure that these are all named.
These need to be brought every week as P.E. is part of the curriculum and children
should be changing for P.E for hygienic reasons.
Emerald will have P.E on WEDNESDAY.
Sapphire will have P.E on FRIDAY.
Swimming will be on Thursday
taught by a qualified swimming teacher. All children are expected to swim as it
is part of the curriculum. If they are not well enough to swim they are not
well enough to be in school. Make sure that they bring a towel, swimming cap
and swimming costume each week. There are spare swimming kits for those who do
not bring their own to school.
Clothing: Make sure all clothing is labelled. This
includes jumpers, trousers, skirts, dresses, t-shirts, hats and gloves. Permanent
marker on the collar or inside the bottom of the jumper is easiest to
Home-School Book: This needs to be brought to school
everyday. Parents should be signing the book once you have read with the child.
The book also has a list of frequently used words, phonics, number bonds and
other useful pages. Use this book as a way to communicate with the class
Library: Year 1 will visit the local library every two
weeks. If you already have a Wandsworth library card in your child’s name could
you please send it to school so that the library can create a temporary school
card before returning the card to you. If you don’t have a library card a form
will be sent home following the class’ visit to the library.
Homework. Homework will be given out on a Friday; please can all children bring their homework books
back on a Wednesday.
include a maths, literacy and topic based task and a set of spellings.
There will be a spelling test every Thursday
Pact Folders/Home Reading: Please bring your pact folder every day.
Reading books will
be changed once the book has been read and signed in the diary. You should be
reading with your child each night. If the book is too hard please write a note
in the diary. The books are given at the reading level your child is reading at
school. Help your child sound out the words they are struggling with and ensure
that you are asking lots of questions about the book they are reading to check
if they understand it.
Lateness to School/Absences: Please make sure that you bring your child
to school on time each day so they are not marked as absent in the register. If
they are late please take them to the office first to sign in. The bell rings
at 8.55am each morning. It is important that your child is at school on time to
get the most out of their learning. Phonics is usually taught first thing in
the morning and is a vital element of Year 1 learning.
If your child is
going to be absent you need to let the office know so that their teacher is
aware. Any term time absences besides sickness need to be signed off by Amy
Roberts (Head teacher) otherwise it will be recorded as an unauthorised
Behaviour In Year One we believe in lots of positive
praise and encouragement. Children are required to follow the class rules that
they agreed on. Both classes have their own behaviour management system to
support their children in achieving their best.
Parent /Teacher Relationship: If you have any issues/concerns/praise that
needs to be spoken about please write it in the Home School Diary or request an
appointment through the Home School Diary to see the teacher. We are usually
available after school each day to speak to you.
We both look
forward to working with you and your children and together we will have a
James & Sami