Mrs. Hemsley and Miss Dilks
Welcome to Class One
Welcome back, we hope you all had a lovely Easter break.
This term our topic is 'Let's Set Sail' and we will be reading the story Where the Wild Things Are which is about a little boy called Max. In this story Max sets sail on his boat and discovers monsters in a forest.
In Mathematics we will be learning how to solve problems involving counting, adding, subtracting doubling and halving. We will also be learning how to describe position, direction and movements, including half, quarter and three-quarter turns.
In history we will be learning at the famous explorer Captain Cook. We will be learning about his life and finding out about the countries he discovered.
In art we will be creating paintings in the style of the artist Joseph Turner.
In Design Technology we will be designing and making a healthy sailor's fruit salad.
In Music we will be learning songs about the sea and learning how to keep pulse and rhythm.
Reading Books and Homework
Every morning we will begin the day with individual reading time. It is very important that your child brings his/her reading bag to school every day with the reading book and reading record inside. Reading books will only be sent home inside a reading bag.
Your child will read individually as well as in a guided reading group once a week. A new book will be sent home each every time your child is heard read in school. It is essential that you read with your child as often as you can at home and use the reading record to make comments on your child's progress when listening to them read. Word ladders will be checked during the week and new ladders will be sent home when your child is ready.
A spelling sheet will be sent home each Monday inside your child’s homework book. Spellings will be stamped each day. A homework task will be sent home each week inside this book. Please keep homework books inside reading bags.
PE kits will be sent home at the end of each half term. Please ensure that a full kit is returned on the first day back after each holiday.
Please don’t hesitate to talk to any of the Year One team if you have any questions or would like any further information.
Many thanks for your continued support.