Year 1 Learning Week 2, Term 4

Thank you to those of you that came along to our learning share on Friday. It was lovely to welcome you into our classrooms and I think that we all agree just how much work and progress all of the children have made so far at this mid-point in the year. Thank you for your ongoing support. We are looking forward to catching up with you at parents’ evening meetings this week.

PE kits – Please remember to send PE kits in if you haven’t already done so
Tuesday 27th and Thursday 29th FebruaryParents Evenings: You should have made your appointment times if you need to but please let your teachers know if you are still having any difficulty.
Wednesday 6th March – World Book day (see below for more information)
Friday 15th March – Red nose day (more info to follow about dressing up)
Thursday, 21st MarchYear 1 Performance, 9:30am, some information below about this

Year 1 Epic Production – The curtain will rise for a performance to parents on… Thursday, 21st March at 9:30 am
-If your child has been sent lines for the play home please practise with them. We would like them to learn them off by heart and encourage them to use a loud voice!
Costumes: Look out for information on costumes which should be coming soon, however we intend for this to be relatively simple items that you either have or could borrow, such as black leggings and white t-shirt then we will accessorise!
– We are looking for some props etc. for the play. Please let your class teacher know if you have any of the following:

  • Colourful/floaty material (that we could use as butterfly wings).
  • Plain child sized headbands or insect boppers (that we can make into antennae)
  • Furry grey/brown material that we can cut to shape and pin onto costumes as squirrel tails
  • Brown/black material that we could cut to make into bird wings
  • Plain ish fairy wings – that could pass as bees!
  • Thank you! Watch this space in case of any more requests….

*Please note that ourselves and the Junior School are celebrating this the day before the official day.
Henleaze Infant and Junior Schools are collaborating on Wednesday 6th March to mark this year’s World Book Day. To celebrate this day which acknowledges the importance of reading for pleasure, we have some exciting events for you to join in with:

  • Dress up as your favourite book character!
  • Join in for Mrs Wood’s Wake and Shake from 8.30am on the Infant playground (please note this is weather permitting and all children MUST be accompanied by an adult and then taken to their classrooms for the usual 8.45am start time). Juniors welcome too!
  • Bring in a printed photo of you ‘Reading Your Way. This could be reading a favourite book or reading in a favourite place, or perhaps reading whilst eating your favourite snack? It’s up to you how you show ‘Reading Your Way’.
  • Take home your World Book Day book token to redeem a book from many high street stores and supermarkets.

More information about World Book Day including how to redeem your token and support to encourage reading at home is available here:

i (mind) o (no)  u (unit) u (put)

CEW to read and spell: thought, through, mouse, work, do

Text: Yeti and the Bird

The children will start the week by attending a virtual event by the British Library ‘Fairy stories with Michael Rosen, Jasbinder Bilan and Allen Fatimaharan.’

We will then resume to our ‘Yeti and the bird’ class text for the rest of the week where we will offer advice to the Yeti on how to be a good friend as well as writing a character description on the ways in which the Yeti has changed. We will focus on his feelings, adjectives and the conjunction ‘because’. Handwriting sessions will continue to focus on the correct letter formation as well as the relative size to other letters. 

Mental maths/fluency
-Counting forwards/backwards within 100
-1 more/less within 100
-10 more/less within 100
-Number recognition within 100

Main learning

This week we will be finishing off our work on 2D and 3D shape before moving onto length and height

Length and height
We will be comparing length and height using language

We will also be using non-standard units, such as cubes to measure length and height.

We will then move onto using a ruler to measure length in centimetres. Why not get a ruler out and measure some objects at home!

PE- SHINE Outside Session 

PEPractising dances for our Year 1 performance. 

ScienceHealthy choices and making a balanced plate (see below). 

R+WV- Look at the Bible story of ‘The good samaritan’.

Music- Continue with learning songs for our play.

PSHE – Being Healthy: Our PSHE and some of our science this term is all about what our bodies need to be healthy. This lesson will continue to form our science this week where we look carefully at the importance of a balanced and healthy diet.

Daffodil – Gus
Bluebell – Milana
Cherry – Dany

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