Summer 1 2018 ~ Year One Newsletter
Welcome back! We hope that you had a lovely Easter break. This letter will explain the topics for the term and some of the activities that the children will be completing. For the first half of the Summer term our topic will be ‘Here, There and Everywhere’!
Our Topic web for this half term outlines the objectives from the National Curriculum:
Geography- To understand the similarities and differences of areas through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom.
Read, Write Inc- We will be continuing our Read Write Inc scheme. The children will be covering a range of genres throughout the term, along with recapping sounds and ‘Alien’ words in preparation for the phonics screening test in June.
Please continue to practice the sounds with your child using the yellow books handed to you at parents evening! We hope that you have found the phonic assessments useful that were sent home before Easter and continue to use this to practise the sounds that your child is unsure of.
Maths – We will be recapping our knowledge of number bonds and applying this knowledge to solve problems. The children will also be learning multiplication, division, and applying these skills to problem solving.
Art – We will be creating natural sculptures in the style of Andy Goldsowrthy’s work as well as observational drawings inspired by Georgia O’Keefe
RE – Special places- the children will be learning about special places and buildings which are special to the children and getting them to think about why.
Computing- To use the 2count programme to create a bar chart to show collected data.
Science- To be able to identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants and to understand the life cycle of a plant.
History- Local Event- North Farnborough Infants 150th birthday (Victorian week).
A reminder of things you may need to know!
A reminder that the children will be going to Milestones Museum on Wednesday 25th April 2018, located in Basingstoke. Please do not give your children extra food as they will be having the lunch provided by the school kitchen, which you have selected.
North Farnborough Infants 150th Birthday:
During our first week back, the school will be celebrating its 150th birthday. There will be numerous activities going on. Please come along to the open museum that will be held on the 19th April.
PE days – Please ensure that long hair is tied back, earrings removed if possible and the named PE kit is in school.
Monday PM: Oak Thursday PM: Beech
Library- Friday PM
Notice Board: Weekly information is provided on the notice board located at the front of the school. Please take the time to have a look to see what your children will be doing each week.
Phonics: As mentioned above, the statutory Phonics Screening will take place during a week in June. Children in Year 1 throughout the country will all be taking part in a phonics screening check. This is designed to confirm whether individual children have learnt phonic decoding and blending skills to an appropriate standard.
Thank you very much for supporting your children in learning the key words on the sticker in their Home/School book. These are words that your children need to know and will help them make greater progress in reading. Keep up the good work!
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if there is anything you wish to talk about with us, either by coming in or by phone; we are always very happy to speak with you.
Many thanks for your continued support from the Year 1 Team.
Chris Holden, Becky Munday, Shelly Garrett and Sue Winterbottom