Year 1

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Callum Whyte
Year 1 Teacher

Welcome to Year 1

Summer 1 Week 2

In English this week, we read a little bit more of our class book ‘Billy and the Beast’ and explored suffixes in words. Using ‘ful’ and ‘less’ to change the meaning of words by extending them further.

In maths, we concluded our unit on mass. We’ve had a lot of fun exploring capacity and volume which ended in a competition between the tables with filling water cups as much as they could.

In art, we began looking at landscapes and learnt all about what a horizon is. We started our beach picture, cutting out different beach features and sticking them into our landscape which we drew with a horizon line.

In science, we continued with our unit of Animals including humans and discovered our five senses. In the outdoor learning area we tested out which senses we need the most, it was certainly interesting to see pupils who had ‘lost’ their sense of sight avoiding trees.

In geography, we found out about the different countries that make up the United Kingdom. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland were all plotted on a map alongside their respective capital cities.

We had a handwashing expert come in on Thursday and talk us through the correct techniques of handwashing. I’m sure your child has gone home and taught you a thing or two about handwashing!


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Teacher: Mr Whyte

TA: Tina Lord and Penny Hopkins.

Timetable – We have Forest school every Tuesday afternoon and PE every Thursday and Friday.

We are using the Read Write inc. phonic scheme within school which is a model that is used throughout your children’s education at Baschurch Primary School.

Click on this link for some really good videos explaining the system and ideas to help with it at home.

The Here is a video pronunciation guide for parents so you can reinforce the sounds the way we teach them in school: Phonics Sounds Video Pronunciation

 

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Phonic Homework

This week your child will receive a phonics pack of 27 different sounds.

It is a mixture of phase 2 and 3 sounds that your children will have been learning in class.

These can be done over the next week and Easter holidays to continue that phonic learning over the break.

Please do not do more than one or two per day.

Try and find the sound you have practised in daily life; the shops, in books or even the television!

 

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Class Spellings Open this to see the latest spellings

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We have held onto the children’s spelling books for safe keeping over Christmas and will be returning them with their new spellings in this Friday 😄

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Class Apps Open this to link to lots of the Apps we use in school.