Class 1 2023 - 2024

Mrs Hughes

Mrs Bradley

Year 1 ( Summer half term 1)

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely Easter break together and are looking forward to another action packed half-term in Year One! Below we have outlined some of the activities that we will be undertaking this half term within our “Terrific Toys” topic:

In Literacy, we will be reading “Toys in Space” by Mini Grey. We will continue to develop our independence to write a sequence of sentences with capital letters and full stops, exclamation marks and question marks as well as reinforce correct letter formation by sitting our letters on the lines with clear ascenders and descenders.

We will be completing our black and white house buildings in DT before learning about colour mixing and creating our own versions of “Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh in Art.

In History lessons, we will begin by describing our favourite toys. We will then compare our toys now with our favourite toys when we were babies before finding out about the favourite toys of parents and grandparents. We will hopefully also be visiting Nantwich Museum to handle toys from the past and take in the key sites of the Fire of Nantwich as we walk down!

In Science, we will continue to learn about materials.

In PE, we will be developing our attacking and defending game skills on Tuesdays with Mr Gibbons and Mrs Hughes. On Wednesdays, we will be developing our fundamental skills and jumping for speed and distance with Mrs Bradley. Most PE lessons will be outside this half term so please could you send in appropriate, outdoor PE kits as well as trainers. Please could you also ensure that all uniform is labelled and checked regularly and be aware that for health and safety reasons, earrings must be removed or covered during PE lessons? 

In Numeracy, the children will be counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and developing this with grouping and sharing activities in preparation for multiplying and dividing. 

Homework will continue to be practical and fun. It will be posted on Tapestry each Friday and should be completed by Wednesday of the following week.

Thank you for your continued support with your children’s reading. The children are making fantastic progress! All children will continue to have three guided reads a week in school which they will bring home to share with you as well a reading for pleasure book for you to read to your child. Any time snuggling up with a book is really beneficial as regular practice is the key to reading at this age and has a positive impact on your child’s reading ability!

We hope this is helpful and look forward to another enjoyable half term! Please do not hesitate to pop in and see us if you have any questions or queries. Our door is always open!

Kind regards,

Mrs Hughes (Mondays and Tuesdays), Mrs Bradley (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) and Miss Sadler


Key Dates:

Monday 15th April 2024 – School opens.

Monday 6th May 2024 – May Bank holiday

Tuesday 7th May - School opens

Thursday 23rd May – Last day of half term

Friday 24th May – INSET day

Monday 3rd June 2024 – INSET day

Tuesday 4th June 2024 – School opens


History homework:

In History lessons, we will be learning about how toys have changed. To help your child get the most out of these lessons, please can you begin to either look for photos of your child with their favourite baby toy or talk to them about what they played with so that they could draw a picture of it as this will be part of their homework next week?

We will also be finding out about the favourite toys of parents and grandparents in the following weeks so if you would like to start to find photos, print out pictures from the internet of these items or talk to your children about these in preparation for their homework and lessons, that would be wonderful!

Thank you for your support!

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