Year 1

Week commencing 19.2.18

Our key learning this week: 

In English we are going to be working on George the Dragon and developing an alternative ending for this story.

In maths we will continuing our work on the place value of numbers to 50.

In topic we are going to look at kings and queens of the past.

In science we are continuing to explore materials and their properties and uses. 

In art we are going to be looking at portraits of kings and queens 

Messages:

If anyone is available to help with the Castles Trip to Oakham museum on Tuesday 8th March please let Miss Wilkinson know.

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

Swimming is every Tuesday. Please see the letter for more details. 

Wednesday 21st February - KS1 multiskills festival 10-2 @ Active Hub Rutland

Friday 23rd February - Fairtrade breakfast @ 9.15am

WB 26th February - Story Telling Week

Thursday 1st March -  World Book Day   

Friday 2nd March - St David's Day assembly. Read and relax session @ 2.30

Thursday 8th March - Oakham Castle Trip 9.30-2.30

WB 12th March - Science Week

Friday 16th March - St Patricks Day assembly 

Monday 19th March - St Joseph Day Mass @ 9.30am at St Josephs' Church

Parents evening @ 3.30-5pm

Thursday 22nd March - Parents Evening @ 5-7pm

Sunday 24th March - Gardening day

Thursday 29th March - School Closes 

Topic

This term our topic is Castles. We will be looking at the different castles, the history of castles and the royal family. 

To see our topic guide for our Castles topic in term 3 and 4 click here. 

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.


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. 


On Wednesday we went to Rutland Water to have a look at what had changed since we last went in the Autumn. We looked for the signs of winter and did some bird watching. 

The highlight seemed to be watching the rats steal the food from the bird feeders. 

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!