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Welcome to Year 1

 

Swan Class Duckling Class Pelican Class

Miss Yates
byates@halfwayhouses.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Johnson

Mrs Edwards (1:2)

Mrs Wilmshurst

gwilmshurst@halfwayhouses.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Massey

Mr Journeaux

rjourneaux@halfwayhouses.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Axten

 

Welcome to Term 5 from your adults

 

Some Reminders

 

Please ensure that ALL your children’s clothing is named, including trousers, skirts and shirts. When the children get changed for PE it is hard for them to find the right white shirt if it is not named.

Please also ensure that the children have a named water bottle in school every day.

Week Ending 28th February 2020

 

Welcome back. We hope you had a fabulous break last week.

This week we started our new text in Literacy—Little Red Riding Hood.

We described Little Red Riding Hood and choose our favourite part of the story, and explained why.

In Numeracy we counted in 2s,5s,10s and ordered numbers and quantities using different representations.

Next week we will be learning how to measure.

For our topic, we are learning what it means to be an ‘ecowarrior’ and how we can help to look after our planet at home and at school.

Please make sure your child has P.E kit in school that has warm clothing such as a tracksuit or jogging bottoms for outside P.E.

Please make sure your child is reading every night to meet the expectation of one quiz a week.

Week Ending 31st January 2020

 

We had lots of fun during Maths week.

We painted butterflies as part of learning about symmetry.

The children went on a maths trail with children from Year 6 and we learnt that Maths is part of everyday life.

The children looked fabulous during our dress up day on Friday.

Well done to all those children who have had a go at TT Rock Stars at home.

The children have learnt how to use the bar model in Numeracy and will continue to do this over the next few weeks.

In Literacy we created our own version of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ that took place at a funfair.

The children worked hard to use their senses and plenty of adjectives to describe the journey.

 

Week Ending 17th January 2020

 

Happy New Year. We hope you had a wonderful break.

We started our text “Where the Wild Things Are”.

We have explored the main character called Max and we drew our favourite part of the story.

In Numeracy we partitioned numbers into tens and ones, counting by adding on and recalling our number bonds.

We have started this term’s topic about bodies of water.

We have sorted river and sea creatures and spoken about natural forms of water.

Please ensure that your child has a reading book and returns it because they will not be able to get a new book until the old one is returned.

Don’t forget to make sure your child has their PE Kit at school.

Week Ending 6th December 2019

 

Our Year 1 Christmas concert to parents is on 12th December at 9.00am.

The children may wear a Christmas accessory such as tinsel, hat and a Christmas Jumper.

Our bedtime read event is on Wednesday 5pm-6pm.

Christmas jumper day is Friday 13th December (no donation needed).

In Numeracy we have learnt the names of various 2D and 3D shapes.

We also sorted them according to their properties.

Next week we will delve into mastery skills by solving different Christmas themed maths problems and following instructions to create Frosty the Snowman.

This week we retold the story of the Gruffalo’s Child by using story boards to finish off the book.

Next week we will follow instructions to create Christmas Decorations and cards.

 

Week Ending 22nd November 2019

 

Thank you to all those parents who attended our Phonics workshop this week. In Literacy we have created a non-fiction piece about owls and wrote a description about an ogre who lives in the woods.

Next week we will start learning about the Gruffalo’s Child and continue to work on sentence structure.

In Numeracy we learned about subtraction and completed number sentences that had missing numbers.

Next week we will compare add and subtract numbers using a range of manipulatives.

We had a wonderful experience learning about the extraordinary life of Paralympian David Weir as part of International Men’s day on Tuesday and enjoyed writing facts about him.

Week Ending 11th October 2019

 

Thank you to all those who attended our Open Afternoon.

The children really enjoyed showing you what they have learned during this term.

In Literacy, the children have used a range of openers and conjunctions to write about various underwater scenes.

Our text for next term is The Gruffalo.

This week in Numeracy we have learned how to use a number line to help us add and subtract numbers which we will continue next term.

Since the weather is getting colder, please ensure that your child has an outdoor PE Kit (tracksuit bottoms and a jumper).

We have sent home TT Rockstar logins to give the opportunity to try out Rock Star Maths.

Please see the handout for details on how to login.

 

Week Ending 27th September 2019

 

Thank you to all those who attended the coffee morning on Wednesday, the children had a wonderful time and raised lots of money for a great cause.

This week we have used greater than, less than and equal signs in Numeracy.

The children have enjoyed learning songs to help them recognise them and how to use the signs correctly.

In Literacy we painted and wrote about an underwater scene.

All the paintings looked amazing and the children really enjoyed creating them.

Thank you to all those parents who have used your child’s ‘planners’ to show all the wonderful things that you have done at home.

Just a reminder that we look at them on a Monday and a Friday.

Check out our 'Forest School' web page.

 

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