Welcome to Year 1!
Our start time for everyone is between 8.40am and 8.50am and we finish at 3:15pm.
We have PE on a Monday and a Friday; please bring your PE kits in on a Monday and they will be sent home for washing on a Friday.
Reading books will be sent home weekly. Please listen to your child read their books throughout the week to help them become more confident with their reading. This will also help your child to develop their fluency and use of expression. Please can you write in your child's green reading record book to let us know how well they read.
Pick a Puppet!
A basket was delivered to the Year 1 classrooms and inside was a letter from the author Julia Donaldson! The children were amazing at knowing the titles of some of her books! Julia Donaldson loves puppets and has asked for our help to create our own puppets so that we can put on a puppet show about The Gruffalo.
Over the next few weeks, we will explore a range of puppets and look at different materials that we might need to use. We will learn to create a design to help organise our thinking and we will consider how best to join the different materials. Then we will create our puppets and evaluate our final product.
For this project, we will have a virtual outcome. We will record our puppet show and share it with you. Your child will also share their instructions for making a puppet. We hope that for future outcomes we will be able to invite you into school so watch this space and we will keep you informed!
During our project, we are looking to develop the children's understanding and use of a range of vocabulary that is crucial to our learning. Our aim is to teach the children this vocabulary so that they can explain what it means. They should also be able to use it in a range of contexts both at school and at home. The children should be able to use it verbally when they talk and also in their written work.
Please work with your child to develop their understanding of the definition of the word and to use this vocabulary with you at home.
Key Project Vocabulary:
join, attach, template, design, evaluate, material, construct, equipment, adapt, appealing, fasten, shape, mock-up, template, purpose, function