Welcome to Holland Class
Hello and welcome to year 1.
Our topic this term is 'Land ahoy!'. We will be reading lots of stories about pirates, learning facts about pirates, designing our own ships, reading maps and writing stories and poems about pirates. To encourage the children's imagination and knowledge around this topic our role play this half term is linked to the Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch stories and is Mrs Grinling's kitchen including Hamish the cat.
This week we are learning:
English - We are listening to and performing different nursery rhymes, choosing our favourite author and reading their books and writing part of a whole school comic strip.
Maths - We are learning how to answer missing number problems.
This half term we have been learning a pirate dance. We created the dance by thinking about what life as a pirate would be like for example scrubbing the decks, climbing the rigging, shooting the canons and looking for pirates. We videoed our pirate dance. We hope you enjoy it!
Our Snow Day!
PE - Mon (Games) and Friday (Gymnastics or Dance)
Library - Monday
Show and Tell - Tuesday
Information about Show and Tell
As you are aware, each week a different house group will be able to share their special news or objects.
Please see the chart below for the weekly schedule.
Maths homework linked to the week's learning will be given to the children on a Friday and is expected back in by the following Thursday.
Please click here for this week's maths challenge.
Please ensure that you are reading at home at least 3 times a week and that it is recorded in your child's reading journal. I check all reading journals on a Friday.
By the end of Year 1, children should be able to spell all the words on the Gold Spelling Quest (these are taken directly from the national curriculum). Your child will come home with a personalised spelling list after each time we test. We aim to test Spelling Quest every 2 -3 weeks to ensure that children get enough time to practice at home. Spelling lists are underneath for your reference.