Year 1 Newsletter
This Term our topic in Year 1 is focusing on Steve Backshall as part of the RESPECT curriculum. Steve Backshall is an animal man and an adventurer who travels the world. He has explored many parts of the globe and shared his discoveries and adventures. Some may know him from the BBC TV show ‘Deadly 60’, where he documents his visits to see the most dangerous animals! As part of our missions in school, we will become ‘Wildlife Warriors’ and take on an expedition to Borneo looking for new species of endangered animals and decide what important equipment to take with us to survive! We will also come across an abandoned crocodile nest that has been inhibited by poisonous snakes – we will have to come up with an idea to save the eggs and also solve a mission to save a family of Koalas that have been found stuck up the tree!
To help support your child at home, we encourage parents to read with their child daily! Frequent reading will enable your child to increase their language fluency, comprehension skills and reading stamina and will help with all areas of the curriculum such as phonics and writing.
Please take a look at our fantastic homework menus, which you can find on the school website and at the front of the children’s homework books. English and Maths homework is given out on Tuesday and is due in at the latest the following Monday. We are excited to see the children’s creations from the homework menu and DOJO points will be given for the effort made.
Spellings will be given out each Monday and the children will need to practise each night in preparation for a spelling test on the Friday.
We are enjoying our PE sessions and Missions which are all at different times of the week in Year 1 due to booking the hall for Mission time.
We have singing assembly on a Tuesday afternoon that the children are really enjoying and singing beautifully!
We are also starting phonics booster groups this term to prepare for the phonics screening test that will take place in June. If your child has a place, you will be notified.
Our Year 1 Team –
1AJ – Miss Jenkins, Miss Hill and Miss Bolger
1LW – Miss Winder and Miss Shields
1SH- Miss Horsfall, Mrs Beaumont and Miss McNair
If you do have any concerns or need more information, please speak to one of the class teachers on the playground before school, or make an appointment through the school admin office.