Year 1

08 June 2017

What we learnt about this week

Dear Parents,

We learned about the features and settings of fantasy stories in our English lessons. The students enjoyed discussing the story, A Dark Dark Tale.

In Maths we learned about the importance of measuring accurately and when to use different units of measure. Everybody worked well to measure using the metre stick and measuring tape.

In Science we carried out more investigative work in relation to sound.

As for Humanities, the children enjoyed learning more about Paddington Bear and the history of teddy bears. They brought up the bears they had seen during their trip to the Teddy Ville Museum.

The Year Ones also spent extra time to rehearse their songs and dances for the upcoming school production.

What we plan for next week

For Maths the focus will be on measuring and solving words problems that relate to different units of measure.

In English we will carry on with our fictional writing unit on ‘Fantasy worlds’.  We will focus on characters.

As for Science we will continue our ‘Sounds’ unit with a focus on how sound travels.


Generally homework goes home on a Thursday and should be returned by the following Tuesday. Spelling lists can be found at the start of each week in the student planner with a test on Friday during our English lesson.

The homework for this week is:

English: Fantasy Writing sheet

Maths: Measures

Humanities:  Paddington Bear activity sheet

How you can help your child at home

  • Ask your child to read the time at various times throughout the day.
  • Encourage healthy eating habits - healthy snacks and lunches, and a water bottle
  • Provide a calm environment for your child to study
  • Praise efforts and encourage your child to be independent
  • Refer to your child’s timetable for reminders about library, PE and activities (wear PE uniform on PE days)
  • Help your child to develop a love of reading- give praise, use reading as a reward, write in their yellow R&R book

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Dates for your Diary

9th – 12th June: Nuzul Al Quran - NO SCHOOL

13th June: Start of Summer Second Half Term

16th June: 1L swimming

16th June: Father’s Day Assembly EY-KS1

23rd June: 1K swimming

23rd June: Production dress rehearsal

26th and 27th June: Hari Raya – NO SCHOOL

29th and 30th June: School production (30th for Year 1s)

30th June: 1L swimming

6th July: Whole school sports day and reports out
7th July: Heritage day – NO SCHOOL
10th July: Graduation and parent’s evening
12th July: Last day with students


Many thanks for your ongoing support!

The  Year One Team.


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