Welcome to Year 1
I am so excited to continue our learning journey this half term. For our next project, we will be exploring 'Beachcombers'. This geography project teaches children about the physical and human features of coastal regions across the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the coastal town of Whitby, in Yorkshire. The full subject coverage for this project can be found via the link below. Your child has also been given a knowledge organiser. Please use this at home to help your child learn and review the specific knowledge required for this project.
Year 1 will have P.E on a Tuesday and Wednesday so will need to come into school in their P.E kit on these days. Please ensure that they are dressed appropriately - a tracksuit/leggings and trainers are fine for the colder weather.
Due to the current situation we will only be changing books on a Tuesday and Friday to allow for the advised decontamination time. However, your child may enjoy reading their book more than once; this rereading helps develop fluency and gives you the opportunity to ask your child questions about what they have read. We will be keeping a record of which books the children have read to try and give them a different one to take home. Reading at home with your child will have a profound impact on their progress!
As the children are now in Year 1, there is an emphasis on spelling, as well as reading, the high frequency words which they have learnt in Reception. The children have been given a home learning book, which contains the spellings for the term (to minimise the adults in school having to touch the books). Inside the front cover of your child's home learning book are some suggestions for making learning spellings fun.
If you would like any further information then please do not hesitate to contact me either using the email link below or phoning the school office.