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Wrens 2017-18

Autumn 2

 

The children will continue with their Maths and English activities in the mornings; however they will be doing PE on Mondays with their Class Teacher instead of dance on Wednesday; continuing PE with Mr Knight on Thursdays as previous. Year 1 will have dance again in the Spring term.

The new Topic for the term is Toys, focusing on old and new toys.

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The children have settled quickly back into the school routine this new academic year and also into their new class in Victoria building. They have already begun working hard on their topics this autumn term. 

   We began by exploring our whole school topic 'Faces, places and inner spaces'. The children have taken part in discussions, activities and games about themselves, shared with each other their likes and interests and have thought about feelings, aspirations and goals.

 

English

We have been looking at poetry about worms over the last few weeks and the children have enjoyed reading, reciting and writing their own poems. 

 

 

PHONICS

 We will continue to work hard in our Phonics groups this year on Letters and Sounds to progress our knowledge of sounds in order to read and write with increasing proficiency ready for the phonics screening at the end of the year. 

 

There is more information about the Phonics screener here: 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/expert-help/the-year-1-phonics-screening-check

Also please remind your children to complete their spellings at home as well as school, as these are the High Frequency words that need to be spelled correctly in their independent writing. 

 

READING

Please continue to read with your child as much as possible (we recommend just a few minutes every day). If you read at home - remember to sign the reading diary to say you have done so (with a comment if possible!) - the children will get a sticker for each time they read at home and when they get up to 10 they can choose a prize from the box!

They will also get a sticker on their reading cards and when they have filled these will receive a prize from Mrs Lewis in celebration assembly! 

 

Please remember to keep your PE kit on your peg EVERY DAY - sometimes PE days change around and we want everyone to be able to participate fully.

Remember your PE kit should include: school t-shirt, shorts, long trousers, plimsolls and trainers. 

PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER TO NAME ALL ITEMS OF CLOTHING!

Maths

We have worked very hard in our Maths this term with lots of work on number bonds; helping us to add and subtract. We have also been exploring money, time and measures. 

We have also been doing a lot of problem solving. 

Here are some of our favourite counting songs!