Our Value this half term: Trust
We would first like to extend a warm welcome to you all. How quickly that Summer holiday flew by!!
We have an exciting half term planned with our topic being 'All About Me'. Your child will be learning to name the different parts of the body and will meet George our resident skeleton! We will be finding out how they have changed and grown since birth (baby photos would be much appreciated). They will be using measures to find out how tall they are, how much their feet have grown and collecting data about eye and hair colour. There will even be an opportunity to be a detective and collect each others finger prints. Your child will be creating family trees and thinking about what career they might like when they are older - astronaut, ballet dancer, athlete, maybe even a teacher!! Who knows!! All in all and exciting start to the new academic year and a wonderful topic that helps us really get to know your child.
Just a quick note to say that Year 1 are planning to visit Smart Trees during the lead up to Christmas. This is a magical trip where the children meet Father Christmas and are given the opportunity to cut down their own Christmas tree to bring back to school. The provisional date for this visit will be Thursday 5th December but you will receive a letter with all the information nearer the time.
The children have access to the exciting Forest school area throughout the whole of the year. They are given opportunities to use a variety of equipment to build dens, climb trees, pond dip, dig for minibeasts and use rope and pieces of wood to make their own swings.
*Please can you make sure that your child has warm clothing and wellies, especially through the winter months.*
* Your child must have their PE Kit in school at all times.
(This must comprise of green shorts/jogging bottoms, a white T-shirt, pair of socks, a pair of trainers for outdoor PE)
* Your child must have a named water bottle in school every day.
* Please make sure your child brings their Book bag to school every day.
Please feel free to pop in and talk to us about any worries or concerns before or after school.
The Year 1 Team.
Mrs Collins, Mrs Winfield, Mrs Waldron and
Please take the time to look through the photographs of the children learning in their school environment.
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!
Your child has recently received a 'Global password' Every child in education in Worcestershire has one so that they can access the 'Worcestershire Learning Gateway'. This gateway allows your child to have free access to many programmes including; Education City, jit, J2E, I Am Learning and 2Simple software. Please take advantage of these great resources with your child as they are great learning resources to be enjoyed at school and home.
Year 1 gallery.
There will be many photo's showing what we have been doing recently in school. Check out the fun learning we have been doing!
Links - please click to open
Phonics play is a great way to help your children practice their letter sounds at home. There are many different games to play that are suitable for any ability level.
Alphablocks is a fun and exciting way for children to learn their phonic sounds as well as how to blend and segment words. (Type alphablocks in the cbeebies website 'search' box.)
Find out more information about the exciting trip the Year 1 children will be going on in Early December.
Log in to the Worcestershire Learning Gateway using your global password to access programmes such as jit, J2E and Education City.
The fun way to play and learn at home!