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St Chad's Church of England Primary and Nursery School

welcome-Y1

In Year 1,  you will find our Class Teacher Miss Hardman and we will will be joined by our brilliant Teaching assistants Mrs Worrall (in the mornings) and our 1:1 support, Mrs Brittleton (Mon-Thurs). 

I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break with your families and that you are excited for the Summer term.

 

Year 1 will start school at 8:40am and will finish at 3:00pm.

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Important Information

Reading books:  

 Please ensure your child's wallet containing their reading record and reading book comes into school every day. 

Please try to read as much as possible with your child and remember to sign their reading record to help them to reach the GOLD star on our class 'Star Readers' chart!

PE:  

This term we will be doing PE outside on Mondays and Dance in the hall on Thursdays. Please ensure that your child comes into school wearing their weather appropiate PE kit (indoor/outdoor) on these days.  

Forest School:

We hope to continue to have our Forest School sessions with Miss Matzen this year. We will inform you in advance when these sessions will be taking place. Children will need to come into school in their Forest School gear on these days.

Homework and Spellings:

Homework will be set on Seesaw on Friday, children are expected complete and upload the work by the following Friday. Homework will alternate weekly between Maths and Literacy work, in addition to one project- based piece of homework which will be set each half term. Spellings will be set on Spelling Shed a Friday, in preparation for a spelling test on the following Thursday. Please support your child to practise their spellings at home.

Please make sure that your child has a named water bottle in school every day and that all clothing is clearly labelled. 

Curriculum Information

 

This half term our learning is inspired by our topic:

   'To Infinity and Beyond!'

We will investigate the question:

  What would an anstronaut make his Space Suit out of and why?

 

We will be reading "Toys in Space" by Mini Grey in our Literacy lessons and will create our own adventure stories about a group of toys which are left outside and then get beamed up into Space!

In Maths this term, the centre of our learning will be on number and place value within 100 and we will then move on to look at fractions.

In our Science lessons, we will be focusing on materials. We will identify and name a variety of everyday materials and will look at their properties. We will be investigating which materials are hard, soft, bendy, transparent and opaque. 

In our History lessons this half term, we will be exploring the life of the significant individual, Neil Armstrong! Neil Armstrong is an inspiring figure for many reasons, the main reason being that he was the first man on the moon! We will explore the Space race and will then make comparsions between Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake. 

Take a look at our Summer 1 Topic Web to find out more....

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