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Term Six

Hello and welcome back! heart


We really hope that you had a lovely break and enjoyed all the celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee.


So here we are, heading into the last term in year one.  This is such an exciting term for the children.  The class question is… ‘What would it be like to live in Africa?’  This question will see us exploring Africa – the people, culture, climate, urban and rural locations, and the animals that live there.  Please see the topic grid for all the fun activities we will be doing this term.


Our English work will be based on the story books, Handa’s Surprise, Masai and I, Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain and Flip Flap Safari (my favourite!).


PE this term will now be on a Monday and Thursday. We will be learning some team games and having fun with multi-skills and circuits.  Please can the children bring in PE kits to change into.


Forest School will be on Friday 17th June, Friday 1st July and Friday 15th July.  Although the weather seems to be getting a little warmer, please can children bring in trousers that cover their legs and long-sleeved tops too – many thanks.


On the note of warmer weather, please can children come in with sun-cream applied and a sun hat too – many thanks.


As before, reading books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. 


We will be holding transition afternoons this term where your child will spend some time with their year two class teacher.  How very exciting!


Thank you for all the fabulous homework in term 5.  The homework grid can be found on this webpage.  All homework is now on Google Classroom for you to submit online, or if you prefer, in the yellow homework book.  Please complete one English, one maths and one curriculum activity per term. Spelling shed will have weekly assignments.  Please do log in to practise those tricky year one spellings!  Times Tables Rock Stars will also be set.


As always, we are here to help and answer any questions you may have.  Please contact us via the school office and we will be happy to help in any way that we can.


Best wishes, Mrs Gadd and the Year One team laugh

Term Five

Hello everyone and welcome to term 5. laugh


How have we got to term 5 already? Time flies when you are having fun.


We hope that you had an absolutely fabulous Easter break and enjoyed time with family, and friends and that you haven't eaten too much chocolate!


Term 5 is so much fun!  The question for this term is...


Is it a sea or an ocean?


We will be enjoying the beautiful book, The Storm Whale by Benji Davies as well as Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers.  Geography will see us looking at the four countries which make up the United Kingdom and the seas and oceans that surround it.


We are going all out to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee at the end of term.  The whole school trip will see everyone visiting their house castles, and we will have lots of fun activities throughout the week.  It's so very exciting!


Forest school this term will be on Friday 29th April, Friday 13th May and Friday 27th May.  Hopefully the weather will be getting warmer but please can the children bring in  forest school clothes to cover their arms and legs and a spare pair of wellies or outdoor shoes that you won't mind getting mucky.


We will be looking forward to our class assembly on Friday 20th May where we will share our learning with you all.


PE days have changed this term and will now be on a Tuesday  and Thursday.


Reading books will be changed twice a week as always.  Please do let us know if you would like more than one book sent home - we will be happy to help.  Please also check out Spelling Shed where there are two assignments each week.  Times Tables Rock Stars has proved to be very popular since we started this in term 4 - keep up all the great work!


Please find below the homework grid as well as the subject term overview.  Please complete at least three pieces of homework; one from English, one from maths and one from curriculum.  These can either be submitted in the homework book or on Google Classroom.


As always, if you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch via the school office.


Many thanks for all your support. 


Mrs Gadd and the Year One Team smiley

Term Four

Welcome back to term four!


We hope that you all enjoyed the break and made lots of memories.


We have lots of fun planned for this term.  It's going to be very busy!


It will be the 25th anniversary of World Book Day on 3rd March and we will be celebrating with a whole week of activities.  Follow this link to find out more about World Book Day and the £1 books that will be available this year...


Science week will also feature this term.  Our science will see us finding out lots of facts about plants, using magnifying glasses to look at plants in detail and growing our own.


Our book this term is called The Bog Baby and is by Jeanne Willis.  It's a delightful story and will really capture the children's imagination.  This block will result in the children writing their own Bog Baby story.  We hope you enjoyed reading their Send for a Superhero! stories.  We will also be looking at the traditional tale, Jack and the Beanstalk.


Forest School this term will be on Friday 11th and 18th March and Friday 1st April .  Please can children come in dressed in their Forest School clothes and bring in waterproofs and a change of shoes.


PE will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday.  Children can either come in dressed in their PE clothes or bring in their kit and change at school.


Thank you for supporting your child with homework in term three.  We have loved seeing what the children have done, and particularly liked the villains that have been coming into school! We hope you enjoy the activities available this term and look forward to seeing it either on Google Classroom or in homework books.  Please complete at least three pieces of homework; one from English, one from maths and one from curriculum.  There will also be spelling shed assignments to complete each week.  


We are so proud of the reading achievements last term.  The children love to read and enjoy a variety of books at school; either reading with an adult, within a group, or reading for pleasure.  We are lucky to have a fantastic range of reading for pleasure books and the children have lots of opportunities to enjoy these.  Please continue your superb efforts with reading with your child at home.  They are enjoying the confidence that all this practise is giving them.  Books will be changed on Monday and Thursday.  Do also let us know if you would like more than one book sent home.


As always, please do get in touch if you have any queries or questions.  We are more than happy to help.


Best Wishes,


Mrs Gadd and the Year One Team



Term Three

Welcome back one and all to term three!


Wishing you all a very happy new year.  We hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas break and made lots of lovely memories.


We have lots to look forward to in term three.  The children will be basing their English writing around two fantastic books; Beegu by Alexis Deacon and Send for a Superhero! by the amazing Michael Rosen.  We will have lots of fun with these stories and we are sure you will be hearing all about it!


The termly plan below will highlight the other topics that we will be exploring this term.


PE days have been changed to Monday with Elite and also on Tuesday.


Forest school will be on Friday 14th and 28th January and Friday 11th February.


Reading books will again be changed on a Monday and Thursday and homework can either be completed in books or on Google Classroom.  A polite reminder - please can everyone make sure they have access to Google Classroom (any problems with access, please do get in touch).


Looking forward to a fun packed term ahead.


Best Wishes,


Mrs Gadd and the Year One Team smiley

Term Two

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