Class 1 2022 - 2023
Summer half term 2
Welcome back to our very last half term together! The year has really flown by and we hope the children have enjoyed their time in Year 1 as much as we have! They have been an amazing class to teach and we will definitely miss them all next year!
Below we have outlined some of the activities that we will be undertaking this half term:
Our new topic for this half-term will have a nautical theme and is called “Yo ho ho!” as we will be learning about the seaside. In Literacy, our focus will be non-fiction and writing reports about sea creatures. We will be trying hard to form all of our letters correctly with “leading lines” in preparation for Year 2 when the children will start to join their writing consistently. We will also be writing independently using clear sentences with full stops, capital letters and connectives and re-reading our work to check it makes sense.
In Topic lessons, we will reinforce our understanding of the United Kingdom, its capital cities and surrounding seas before learning about the coast and key features of seasides. With this in mind, it would be lovely if you could find photographs of your children at a seaside for us to talk about.
In Art, we will be focusing on printing and in DT, we will be making healthy seaside snacks.
In PE, we will initially be developing our athletic skills on Mondays and Fridays in preparation for Sports’ Day which takes place on Friday 24th June before moving on to summer games such as kickball and rounders. The children will require trainers for both PE sessions and Sports’ Day as well as water bottles! Please could you check that your child’s footwear fits properly and will not fall off with Sports’ Day in mind?
In Science, we will be identifying and classifying plants and animals.
In ICT, we will re-visit some of our favourite apps from throughout the year and begin to look at coding using an app called Kodable. The children will also be set a homework to interact with the school website via a blog.
Music will involve more singing and learning how to use the hand chimes. We will be playing lots of fun rhythm games too.
In Numeracy, we will be learning about numbers to 100, money and learning to tell the time using o’clock and half past.
The children will also receive three PHSE lessons this half term as part of the whole school Christopher Winter project. In Year 1, the children will learn about growing and changing, keeping clean and begin to name male and female body parts.
We hope this is helpful and gives you an insight into our topics this half term! Thank you very much for all your support and encouragement this year. The children have all come such a long way and we will endeavour to help make their transition into Year 2 as smooth as possible. Please do not hesitate to come to see us if you have any questions. Our door is always open!
Mrs Bradley and Mrs Hughes
From September, due to the small size of the Year 2 classroom and cloakroom, bookbags, which fit in trays, and draw-string PE bags, which can be hung neatly on pegs, would be preferred to rucksacks for health and safety reasons. Any rucksacks can be re-used again in Key Stage 2.
Important dates this half-term:
Week beginning 6th June – Year 1 Phonics Checks
Week beginning 12th June – Father’s Day Wrapping Room
23rd June – FOHS Big Bounce
24th June – Sports Day ( 9:30am start for Key Stage 1 )
29th June – Transition day in Year 2 ( Dropped off and picked up at Year 2 door)
1st July – Academy class photos
Saturday 2nd July – FOHS Summer event – Colour Run
8th July – School reports sent home
14th July – Open Afternoon for parents
14th July – FOHS End of year disco
21st July – Last Day in Year 1 (FOHS non-uniform day for used uniform and treat sale)
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