Spring Term: Year 1 Newsletter

Curriculum
This term our topic is Traditional Tales such as 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs'. In order to learn the stories and be able to re-write them, we have been focusing on using talk for writing to support us in remembering the stories off by heart. For the first two weeks of Spring 2, we have been doing lots of learning about Dinosaurs, which is linked to our World Book Day theme this year! We are excited to take part in a range of activities during World Book Day. We loved our visit from the enormous T-Rex 'Jam!'  We have recently been to the Saddleworth Toy Museum to learn all about old and new toys and compare them and this has linked to our History learning in class. We also really enjoyed our trip to Chester Zoo in February- we saw lots of different animals and even visited the bat cave!  
For the next few weeks we will be continuing to learn more Traditional Tales in English. In Maths, we will be focusing on multiplication and division, Number and place value within 50, how to measure height and length and fractions. We are also looking at Roman numerals to 10 and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. There are various songs on Youtube that the children can listen to to practise counting in multiples.  We will also be doing lots of learning around Phonics to prepare us for the phonics screening test. 
Home Learning

 We would encourage that your child reads at home everyday and practises their spellings which are given out on a Monday each week. If you would like to support your child at home with phonics, please visit these sites and encourage them to play the games at home whenever possible - focus on phase 3, 4 and 5. There is also a fun phonics app that can be downloaded at a small cost called 'Teach your Monster to Read'. The sounds that the children need to know can be found in the reading record book. 
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase4Menu.htm 
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds 

General InformationPlease ensure your child brings in their school book bag each day so that they can read.Spellings are handed out on monday each week - please practise everydayHomework is given on a Tuesday and is expected back by the following Monday latest. PE sessions are once per week. We also do a PE Mission linked to our topic. (Kit provided by school) 
ClubsAll clubs finish at 4pm Phonics Booster Club - Monday/Tuesday AM - 8:15 Monday - Art Club Tuesday  - Homework Club / Multi Skills  Wednesday- Ipad Club

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