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Y1 Some Updates

Firstly, for next week ONLY we are doing PE on Thursday 8th October NOT Friday 9th October.  This is because we have people coming in to deliver the session and they are now unable to come on the Friday as originally planned.  Please send ALL Year 1 children to school in PE kit on the Thursday. Normal service will resume the following week.

We look forward to the children joining us wearing something yellow for World Mental Health day on Friday 9th October.  This can be as much or as little yellow as the children would like with donations of £1.00. 

A reminder that children need to bring their red reading diaries into school in their bookbag please.  We are checking these for home reads every Friday but some children's aren't always in there to check.  If children read at least 5 times at home during the week then the children are awarded a raffle ticket to go into our class tub to be in with the chance of winning the book when the raffle is drawn in December.

In English, we are going to be starting to learn about traditional tales.  If you have any of these at home then you could perhaps share these over the next couple of weeks.  We will be sequencing the stories, describing the characters and settings and thinking about traditional story language. There are some useful online links too if you'd like to explore different formats that stories can be shared in.  Children could make comparisons between the book and other formats.  Which do they prefer? Why? 

In Maths we have been comparing numbers saying which is more/fewer and comparing them using greater/less than and equals.  These clips are ones we've used in class if you'd like to take a look and maybe practise at home with different numbers or even groups of objects to compare. - Number Gators Song 

As the weather is becoming more unpredictable we ask that children come to school with a coat or jacket.  

From next week the children will start bringing home 'Phonic Cards' in their bookbags.  These are additional reading that links to the phonic sounds that the children are learning.  You can use these as an alternative to reading your child's book, however please could these come to school in the children's bookbags too as we may also read them together during our Phonic sessions in school.  If you have any queries about these when they start to come home then please speak to a member of the team.

We recently shared an 'Ongoing Activities' Blog which has lots of links and activities you might like to try at home all linked to our learning in school this Term.  You can find it on the Year 1 blogs page or here is a link:

Many Thanks, 

Year 1 Team