Weekly News! w/c 12/12/22
Read, Write Inc
This week we continued our Read, Write Inc. lessons. We have continued working on our writing skills - using the correct sounds and making it descriptive. Some of us read a non-fiction book about puppets and had the chance to make our own puppets out of different materials. We loved doing this, and it helped us to produces some great writing!
In each reading folder, there is a sound card and list of red words. Any practise with these at home would be extremely helpful and support your child’s reading and writing at home.
This week in maths we have been learning all about statistics. We have learnt how to record and interpret information using tally charts and pictograms. We loved taking ownership of our learning, asking our friends their favourite colours and our teachers their favourite presents in order to create our own charts! We discussed the most popular and least popular options and practised adding amounts to find totals and taking away amounts to find the difference.
This week we have been learning all about giving gifts and what Christians believe about Christmas...we hope you enjoyed our own rendition of the Nativity! Performing really helped us understand the sequence of events and we did a fantastic job of retelling the story verbally and illustrating it with pictures. We also spoke about giving and receiving gifts; why we give them and the importance of showing gratitude. We discussed the gifts that the Three Kings had offered the Son of God and thought about what we might give to the baby Jesus. We came up with some creative ideas, including a Peugeot!
We ended the week with a festive film and party to get into the spirit of Christmas. We looked very smart in our festive jumpers and had lots of fun joining in with party games and dancing to all the Christmas classics. The party food was delicious, big thanks to the parents for bringing in such a spread! On Friday we had a Christmas lunch with all the trimmings!
Our Topic next term is I Care About Me! We will be covering Science, History and D&T as we learn all about how to stay healthy by eating well, avoiding germs and exercising. To kick the learning off, on Monday the 9th January we will be taking part in a special aerobics fitness class, so please come to school dressed in your exercise gear - 80s headbands and lycra is encouraged!
In Maths, we will start the term off with a unit on telling the time.
Love to Learn:
You have all worked so hard this term, so take the holiday to enjoy time with your loved ones this Christmas! There will be no official Love to Learn set, but please do continue with your reading so that you are reading to jump straight back into phonics when we return.
Please can all children bring in their favourite book on the first day back after half term :)
Sports Project will remain on Tuesdays, as will P.E. on Thursdays.
Doors will continue to open in the morning at 8:30am. Registration will be at the slightly earlier time of 8:45am (doors close at this time)
Read at 3 - Every Friday at 3 our doors will be open for you to come in and read with your child, please note, this will be for the full 15 minutes and children should not leave any earlier. Their books will be set up and ready for you to come in and enjoy listening to their wonderful reading.
Please listen to your child read as much as possible at home and record this in their reading records. Every week, one child from each class will receive a reading certificate in our Chilton Heroes assembly and there are also individual class prizes to be won :)
Mrs Howard will be teaching Team Topaz on a Wednesday and Team Aqua on a Thursday.
MERRY CHRISTMAS LOVE ALL THE YEAR 1 STAFF!
Dates to remember:
Monday 9th January - Aerobics Fitness Day
Have a wonderful holiday, a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
Mrs Winchcombe, Miss Bryson and all the Year 1 team.
Mrs Poppy Winchcombe – Team Topaz – firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Polly Bryson – Team Aqua - email@example.com
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