Come and say hello, we are always happy to get to know you better and help in any way we can.
PE takes place on Friday morning (every other week) - Please provide your child with a PE kit, with items clearly labelled. If we can't find a name, and to save items getting lost we are happy to write names on them for you.
Homework and reading books are given out on a Thursday and Friday. These will be placed in your child's book bag - Please make sure these are returned back to school by the following Wednesday so that we can mark it and change reading books ready to give back.
School dinnerscost £2.30. There is a choice of hot or cold meals each day. Please send all money in a clearly labelled purse or wallet.
Fruit costs 30p per day which will provide your child with a healthy snack
IMPORTANT- Some children have allergies, so please do not
send your child to school with any snacks which may contain nuts-THANK YOU
Outdoor activities Please provide your child with a coat or jacket each day, preferably with hood, so that they can comfortably take part in all weather.
Each Friday we choose 'Our Class Super Star of the Week'. If your child is chosen they will receive a certificate in Friday's Assembly and collect a trophy which stays in the classroom.
A Class Super Star has to show they have tried extra hard to...
be kind, share, follow directions, achieve a target, persevere, tidy up, speak Welsh, help someone, show good manners, or get changed for P.E., fold their clothes, look after their belongings, read confidently, learn spellings, write number etc.
The first topic we are studying this year is all about monkeys. As part of this topic we are learning the story, 'Monkey See, Monkey Do'. Please practise saying this story together at home; we can show you all the actions. These actions help us to remember the story, so that we can re-tell it.
Blocking a story
We can block a story to help us remember it.
We painted some really fabulous pictures of monkeys!
Our exciting visit to BRISTOL ZOO GARDENS
This year is called The Year Of The Pig
The children have painted their own patterned pigs.
This term as part of our pupil voice we decided we would like a Chinese New Year role play area. We asked our teacher if we could learn how to write Chinese. The first thing we have learnt is how to write our Chinese numbers. Take a look at us in action below....
We also have a Chinese Restaurant role play area.
The children can serve up spring rolls with noodles and learn how to eat with chopsticks!
Here are some fab photos of them at work!
Our Topic this term is ‘Lost!’
We’ve had great fun reading and researching in the classroom.
This term our new story that we are learning is 'Whatever Wanda Wanted' We will be learning new actions to remember the story. This story is about a little girl who is very selfish and greedy but an experience makes her change her ways! She realises she can be happy without having EVERYTHING she wants.
Below is the story map we have created as a class and have blocked the story into an opening, build up, problem, resolution and end - Ask your child/ren to explain what happens during the story.
We have been learning to measure using non-standard measures using items such as cubes, pencils and whiteboard rubbers.
Some children are also measuring using standard measures. They have used a small cm ruler and a long metre stick.
Our new topic this term will be Curious Creatures. We will be using Pie Corbett to act out the story 'How the tortoise got his shell'
We will be drawing the story map, blocking the story, describing characters and re-writing/changing the story.
Our topic this term is Dwr - Water. We are going to be learning lots of new exciting things all about water. To start with we have the homework map for you to complete this term.
Below is the proposed medium term planning for this term. Here you we will see what we maybe covering each week however, this could change due to pupils' having an input on what they would like to learn/practise.
Describing words we have used for the green watering can
Here are some useful guides to show what we expect from a Year 1 child
Your child may be working either below or above this level and we adapt this work to suit their needs.
By looking at these, you will know where to start when working with your child at home.
Try to do little achievable steps and then choose a new thing to learn.
In Year 1 we cover a variety of topics e.g: shape, money, measuring, time, data handling, coding and number.
Here is a number overview of what we expect a Year 1 child to know by the end of the year. Once again your child may be working below or above this level and we differentiate the work for them to achieve to the best of their ability.
As a whole school approach, we are now encouraging all children to practise their number skills at home. This can be paper form such as Big Maths tests sent home or using Abacus and RMEasimaths on the computer/Ipad.
Each child has their own username and password for both Abacus and RMEasimaths.
These have been sent home at the start of the year and will now be sent out again this term
to ensure you have received them.
Please copy the following links into the internet browser and these will take you to the site pages you need.