Year 1

Week commencing 11.12.17

Our key learning this week: 

Children need to be at school for 5.30 (no earlier please) on Wednesday and Thursday for the Christmas play performances. 

This week in English we are looking at Christmas poetry with a focus on Acrostic Poems. 

In maths this week we are continuing to look at the place value of numbers to 20 and representing them.

In topic we are continuing our work on hot and cold countries. We are looking at what we might need to pack if we went on holiday to a hot or a cold place. 

In science we are looking at seasonal change and the weather.

In art we are going to have a go at marbelling and making calendars.

Messages:

Please can all children have trainers and PE kit in school everyday. 

If any parents are available to help on a trip to Oakham Museum on Tuesday 12th December in the morning please let Miss Wilkinson know. 

If any parents are available to help on a trip to Rutland Water on Wednesday 7th February 10-2 please let Miss Wilkinson know.

Tuesday 12th December - Victorian Christmas at Oakham Museum 9.30am

Wednesday 13th December - KS1 Christmas play @ 6pm

Thursday 14th December - KS1 Christmas play @ 6pm 

Monday 18th December - Christmas Lunch and KS1 Christmas Party. Miss Wilkinson's class are asked to bring savoury treats. Children can come to school in their party clothes. 

Tuesday 19th December - Christmas Reflection @ 9.15am and school closes @ 2.30pm

Wednesday 3rd January - School opens 

Friday 5th January - Healthy Living Day

WB Monday 8th January - Aspirations Week

Tuesday 9th January - Swimming starts for the term. Please check parent mail for payment details. 

Tuesday 23rd January - Mass in School 9.30am

Wednesday 7th February - Seasons day at Rutland Water. 

Friday 9th February - School Closes. 



Topic

To see our topic guide for the elements topic in term 2 click here. 

To see our topic guide for our marvellous me topic in term 1 click here.

This term our topic is The Elements. We will be looking at the weather, seasons and the impact of the elements on different places. 

Must do at home, please: (reviewed termly) 

By the end of keystage 1 children are expected to be able to read and spell these words.  


Please ensure children are reading at least 3 times a week at home and that this is recorded in their reading record.

Please use the bookmark your children have to support their reading. Click here to view online.

There is also a useful booklet to help support your child's reading at home here.

Additional ways to support your child/book lists:

Read Write Inc.

We use the phonics scheme Read Write Inc. at English Martrys. This PowerPoint presentation explains how it works.

Please click here for worksheets to help with formation of letters to practice with your child at home. 

Homework Expectations – Year 1 

Homework will be set every Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Pupils are expected to complete all set tasks. 

Additionally, children must read and record their reading in their diaries at least three times each week. 

Work in their homework books is expected to be of the same standard as work in school, with neat handwriting, diagrams in pencil and care take to include appropriate punctuation and good spelling.

House points will be awarded for good work each week. 


Year 1 had a fantastic time on their Maths trail with early years on Monday morning. We worked in pairs to answer different questions and challenges linked to the different things we saw. We also spotted lots of numbers around the area and enjoyed counting lots of different things. Thank you very much to the Early Years parents who came with us. 

Year 1 had a super time at the library. We listened to some stories and then chose some books to take back to school to share with our class. 
We had a fantastic time on our first seasons day about autumn. We looked at seed dispersal, went bird watching, completed an eye-spy challenge and we made some bird feeders. We are looking forward to our next seasons day in the winter!

We had a fantastic time on our first seasons day about autumn. We looked at seed dispersal, went bird watching, completed an eye-spy challenge and we made some bird feeders. 

We are looking forward to our next seasons day in the winter!