Year 1

Welcome back after the Easter break. We hope you had a good Easter Holiday (without eating too much chocolate!) and are refreshed and ready for another busy half term. We have lots of exciting things planned connected to our topic, including working with an artist.

Just like last half term, the classroom door will be open at 8.55am and will close for school to begin at 9.00am. Please ensure your children arrive on time each day so they can have a speedy, focussed start to learning. Anyone arriving after 9am needs to come in through the office rather than the classroom door.

This term, we will be starting a new topic of “What’s up the Beanstalk?” This will feed through our Science, Geography, Art and Literacy.

Literacy

This half term we will be looking at Traditional Tales, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, but we will be taking a twisted approach to looking at the stories.

We will then be writing instructions linked to science as we plant our own beanstalks.

Year 1 will also be looking at Spring Poems to link with their science work connected to the Seasons.

Maths

Year 1 will be learning about:

  • Addition and subtraction to 20
  • Place value to 50
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Weight and Capacity

Year 2 will learning about:

  • Division
  • Fractions

Science

Year 1 will be:

  • identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees
  • identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.
  • learning about the different senses

Year 2 will be:

  • learning animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.
  • Describing the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.
  • observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants
  • find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.

Topic

In Topic we will be completing a range of different activities related to our Plants topic including:

  • Researching different plants, flowers and trees.
  • Art related to plants. Reading books and records

Thank you for your continued support.

Year 1 – Miss R Holyoak, Mrs H Street & Mrs M Richardson
Year 2 – Miss C Gibson & Mrs J Wood

Class Teachers

Year 1 Teacher
Miss Holyoak

Support Teachers
Mrs Richardson
Mrs Street

Important Dates

Parent sessions this year will take place on:
Wednesday 15th November
Thursday 15th March
Tuesday 26th June

Monday 16th April

Back to School

Monday 23rd April

Year 2 Multi Skills Competition at Brigshaw School

Monday 7th May

Bank Holiday Monday

 

Thursday 24th May

Break up for Half Term


Friday 25th May

Training Day


Monday 4th June

Back to School

Class Information

P.E. Information

P.E. Days: Monday and Friday

Please ensure that your child has a named P.E. kit in school at all times.

Library Books Information

Library day: Thursday

Reading Books Information

Reading Books changes: Thursday/Friday

Please read with your child daily and ensure they have their book-bags in school every day.

Homework Information

Please hand homework books in on a Thursday to be handed back out on a Friday.
In Year 1, spellings will be sent home in your child’s reading record on a spellings will be sent home and tested on a Friday.

All spellings can also be found on the class pages on the website.

Headlice

To keep headlice under control, remember… once a week, take a peek!

It is really important to check for lice weekly, even if you do not think your child has them. If you do find headlice, please treat immediately and notify a member of staff so that other parents can be made aware. If your child has long hair, tying it up might reduce their chances of catching them.

For more information, visit this great website: www.onceaweektakeapeek.ie

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