Our school uses the Come and See Catholic Primary Religious Education Programme. This term, we will be studying three topics: Holidays and Holy Days (the story of Pentecost), Being Sorry (making the right choices) and Neighbours (the love of God and each other).
This term, we will be reading ‘The Man on the Moon’ and different poems about space. We will be predicting what will happen in the story and explaining what we have read. They will be reciting poems by heart and writing their own. We will continue to work on writing sentences, using full stops and capital letters correctly. They will use this knowledge to write their own stories.
This term our work in Numeracy will include the following:
10 more and 10 less
Adding multiples of ten
Partitioning 2 digit numbers into tens and ones
Counting to 100 and beyond
Counting in twos, fives and tens
Understanding place value: (tens and ones)
Grouping objects in tens
Addition and subtraction
Information and Communication Technology
In ICT we will continue to learn how to use the keyboard and use word banks. At home let your children have a go at typing simple sentences on the computer.
The children will have a weekly music lesson with our specialist music teacher. They will be learning to use their voices and a variety of different instruments.
Other important information…
We have devised a grid of English, maths and other activities linked to our IPC topic for this term. The activities are designed to encourage the children to carry out independent research and to develop higher order thinking skills. All children are expected to have completed enough activities to have earned as many points as they can.
It is extremely important that children read with a parent/carer for at least 15 minutes every day. Please encourage your child to read widely - websites, blogs, newspapers and information books as well as story books – and for pleasure! Children who regularly practise their word recognition and comprehension skills at home make much more rapid progress in all subjects at school. We would be grateful if you would sign your child’s reading record at least once a week. Home reading books are changed weekly. Please ensure your child brings his/her books every so that we can provide them with fresh reading material.
Dates for your diary and educational visits:
1DB Wednesday 10th May 2017, 9 am
1S Wednesday 17th May 2017, 9 am
1G Wednesday 24th May 2017, 9 am
All Year 1 classes visit Walton on the Naze on the 19th July
Half Term - 29th May- 2nd June
End of term – Friday 21st July (finish at 1pm)
Parent Consultations - Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th July- meet the new teacher
Sports Day – Monday 3rd July
Can you help?
We are always delighted for parents to be involved in the learning taking place at school. Please speak to your child’s teacher if you think you would be able to help with any aspect of our learning, for example, by facilitating a trip, giving a presentation or arranging a speaker. Trips can only take place if we have enough adults to accompany us so please do inform the office if you are available to help us with one of our forthcoming trips. Many thanks for your continued support.