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Summer Term

Celebrate Good Times - Come On!

Our topic this term is ‘Celebrate Good Times - Come On!’ 

 

During our summer months, in literacy, we will be creating invitations to our jubilee party and writing stories based on a familiar book. We will also be planning a party and using our skills to do all the things we need for this e.g. writing lists, creating menus etc. We will be continuing to practise our RWI sounds, using these in our own writing and learning those tricky words that we cannot sound out. 

 

In numeracy, we will consolidate our understanding of counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s and counting on in steps of different sizes.  We will practice the skills we have learned using coins to make totals, and give change. We will learn about halves and quarters of shapes and then use this language to describe position, direction and movement (e.g. half-turn, quarter-turn, left and right). Alongside, we will continue to consolidate the core skills of addition, subtraction and number bonds.

 

This term, our topic has an expressive arts focus which will initially be centred around the Queen's Platinum Jubilee party. We will find out about the Queen and her reign. We will create a simple dance for our assigned commonwealth country: India - watch out for our video on Twitter! After half term, we will continue to celebrate good times carnival style! Throughout this topic, we will be taking any opportunity to nurture our creative flair through ,music, dance and art, both indoors and out!

 

Other Information:    

  • As the weather improves and warms up, please ensure your child comes to school wearing sun cream and please provide a labelled sun hat.
  • Water bottles should come to school every day – please label with your child’s name   

  • PE day is each Wednesday and your child should come dressed in their kit on this day.   

  • All reading books and records should return to school each week by Tuesday and your child will bring a new book home after they have read in class with an adult. Key words will be tested and replaced as and when needed. Please practise, practise, practise makes PROGRESS!  

  • We are encouraging independence in our Year 1 classes – please help your child to be responsible for their belongings and look after our classroom resources.  

  • Please encourage your child to bring a healthy snack to school to eat during breaktime. 

  • Please ensure your child’s belongings are still labelled with their name so they can be returned to them if lost. 

Thanks for all your support this year! 

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