Year 1

23 June 2017

What we learnt about this week

Dear Parents,

The Year Ones, as with everybody in the school, have been very busy rehearsing with the Performing Arts staff for the school production. The children had their first chance to try their songs and dances on the stage in the MPH. They all seem to be very excited about the upcoming play!

This week in English, we did lots of fun work on learning about punctuation and reading with fluency and meaning. We are very pleased with their reading progress. Please listen and encourage your child to read every night for five to ten minutes.

In Maths we completed our measuring unit by using scales to explore weights of g and kg. We began to investigate 2D and 3D shapes around the school. The children classified shapes and grouped shapes according to their properties.

In Science we concluded our unit on ‘Sound’. We enjoyed a discussion on ear and how they can keep us safe and make us happy. As for Art, 1L began sewing their stuffed toys and started with the first step of stitching the facial features.

What we plan for next week

Next week is Straits 7 Compassionate Week where the children will focus on showing compassion within the community. The students will discuss this quality and be asked to observe examples of this. The Year Ones will make an ‘I will’ statement for display.

For Maths we will continue to explore shapes in more detail with a focus on 3D shapes. In English we will continue to focus on punctuation and writing descriptive sentences. As for Science we will revise key learning points from all the units covered this year.

Homework

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: Reading task

Maths: Shape sheet

Science:  Revision based work

Peter Pan Performance: Please use the links below to practise the dances for the Peter Pan production next week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seCMO7mAZuU – 1K

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcQJr3ShpwY – 1L

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

Useful websites:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

http://www.starfall.com/

http://www.abcya.com/dolch_sight_word_spelling.htm

http://www.ictgames.com/mostlyPostie.html

https://www.education.com/game/2d-3d-shapes/

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me3usa/flash/index.html?goLesson=14

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/shapes_shoot.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K5NWRfwnN0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NjlMkjOh98

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3Tcet1fwLw&t=87s

 

Dates for your Diary

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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