Year 1

Hello and welcome to Blwyddyn 1.

Our classes have been named after a Welsh bird or animal. Our class name is Dosbarth Gwdihw which means ‘owl’ in Welsh.

The people who work in our class are:

Miss Cannadine (class teacher)

Miss Scandariato (teaching assistant)

Miss Davies (teaching assistant)

Things to remember:

On a Thursday afternoon we will be going to forest school. Children will need to come to school in their forest school kit. Please ensure your child has wellies in school.

What are we learning about this term? 

This half term our topic is Peter Rabbit.

Whilst immersing ourselves in The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter’s other stories, we will also be learning about healthy eating.

In Maths we will be exploring numbers; recognising, ordering and writing numbers 0-20 and finding out how many tens and ones are in a number. The children will be completing a range of practical activities to help develop their understanding.

As part of our Healthy Eating focus, we will be looking collecting data and plotting this on bar charts.

Towards the end of the half term we will be introducing addition and subtraction.

In Literacy we will be learning the structure of a story and important vocabulary used within story writing. The children will learn the story T4W style and use this method to aid their story writing.

Learning at home

Reading – Children will be sent home reading books on a Friday and it would be very beneficial for them to get as much reading done as possible over the weekend. Please return these the following Monday so we can self isolate the books before sending them home again.

Spellings – On a Friday, the weekly spellings will be posted on Seesaw. Children can practice these at home throughout the week and will be tested in school the following Friday.

Number work – We will sometimes send additional maths homework home for the children to practice. This will be optional homework and is just there to help support and reinforce any numeracy work that has been taught that week in class.

Topic – Any topic related work that you do, see or make at home will be happily shared with the class.

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