What is an Adventure?
Welcome to Year 1. We hope you all had a lovely summer. We are very excited about the year ahead. We are very much looking forward to working with you all and watching your children grow and learn this year!
Dover Class: Miss Drake, Mrs Chambers, Miss Coles and Mrs Jackson
Canterbury Class: Mrs Backhouse, Miss Moon and
Mrs Winch (Mon-Thu)
Here is an overview of what your child will be learning in their first half term in Year 1:
At the beginning of the term we will pose the question ‘What is an Adventure?’ This will be the start of our learning journey all about adventure. We will begin with discussing our summer holidays and then use a variety of exciting and engaging stories to explore adventure. We will discuss our own adventures along with the characters in the books. Through our learning we will discover and create our own maps, enjoy World Space Week as well as write our own adventure story. We will also cultivate our questioning skills in order to develop our language and critical thinking.
We are excited for our adventure, we hope you are too!
This term we will focus on:
Place value to 10
Addition and subtraction within 10
Labels, captions and descriptions
Cardinal compass points
Identifying the four countries of the UK
Family and relationships
PE this year will be on a Monday afternoon.
The children are required to come into school dressed in their PE kits on Monday.
PE Kit List:
Year One's Forest School Day is every Wednesday!
Day of the week yet to be confirmed; these lessons will be led by our forest school teacher, Mrs Mead. Please ensure your child wears clothes that you are happy to get dirty along with sensible footwear suitable for exploring in the mud!
Forest School Clothing:
One pair of Wellington Boots or old trainers
A pair of socks
Sturdy trousers such as jeans etc… (no shorts please)
A jumper or long sleeved fleece
A coat (for winter months)
A pair of gloves (for winter months)
A woollen hat or sun hat (dependent on weather)
We advise old clothing be worn to Forest school as the children may get wet and muddy from time to time.
It is important to make sure that your child has layers, as even in the summer months; the weather can quickly turn cold, especially in the woodland. The clothing also forms an important barrier to protect the children against brambles, nettle stings and insect bites.
We will be changing reading books on Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child reads for 10 minutes per day.
Key Term Dates:
If you have any questions or queries please feel free to talk to us at the gate.
Mrs Backhouse and Miss Drake
As part of our topic 'What is an Adventure?' we have put together some exciting home learning activities (see below). We look forward to celebrating and sharing any home learning at school as a class and during our Friday celebration assemblies. The children can bring in their creations as well as photographs.
We can't wait to find out all about their adventures...