A fantastic first week Year 1! We have been blown away by how well the children have all settled back into school life and how mature they have been... It is going to be a super year!
Today your child has been sent home with their reading book, chatterday homework, curriculum overview and a sheet with general information for Year 1. These can also be found in the download section below.
Just to re-iterate, our PE days are Tuesday and Friday.
Our reading colours follow the PE team colours and, on the day specified, children will read 1:1 to an adult:
Tuesday- Red Group
Wednesday- Green Group
Thursday- Yellow Group
Friday- All groups change their books
(Reading days will change termly so that Thursday children have their books for longer.)
Kings, Queens and Castles is our topic for this half term. We will discuss traditional tales in English, investigate different materials in science and explore the basic chronology of monarchs through time in history. (Have a look at our cuuriculum overview for more details of what we will be covering in school.) If your child has an item, such as a book or model, relevant to our topic that they would like to bring in for 'Show and Tell' they are welcome to do so. It would be a good idea to talk to your child about their item beforehand so they have an idea of what to say when in front of the class.
Finally, here are some photos of the children this week exploring their classroom and completing various topic related activities... They did great!
Building castles in construction...
Drawing and writing about our own castles...
Counting in maths...
Having fun in Golden Time...
Have a great weekend everyone and see you Monday!
We have had a fantastic first day in Y1SC!!!
All the children have been enthusiastic, kind, thoughtful, listened well and worked hard. Most importantly, there have been lots and lots of smiles!
Today the children enjoyed playing in their new playground and on the wooden apparatus outside as well as exploring their new classrrom and catching up with their friends. They have also been showing off their phonics/reading skills and maths skills and so far we are very impressed. They have already landed 2 marbles in the marble jar (ask them what this means) and many children are moving their way up our reward chart for Golden Time on Friday afternoon.
Personally, I have enjoyed meeting lots of new families and seeing some familiar faces also. I am looking forward to tomorrow very much.
We will soon be uploading some information about reading days, PE, etc. but all of this will take off properly next week, once the children are completely settled in.
We will regularly upload pictures of the children and keep you updated about our activities on this blog so please keep checking back here. Also, please ensure you have granted or denied permission for pictures of your children to be shared on the website or Twitter, according to your preference.
Miss Cooney and Mrs Wood