Robins

Welcome to Year 1!

We have had a great first half term in Robins class!

Each child has two reading books that can be read over the half term break. Please bring them back on the first day.

We hope you have a fun and relaxing break.

Miss Murray and Miss Hooks

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Robin class school trip to Cherry Hinton Library

First, we held hands with a partner. We put wristbands on so we could go to the library and stay safe. Miss Murray signed us out at the office and then we walked out of the doors. Then, we walked past the large park and we walked past another school. After we crossed the train tracks, we saw lots of roads and Miss Murray’s house.


When we arrived at the library, we took off our coats and we took off our book bags and read some books. We read chapter books and they were very long. We sat on a carpet with a fluffy rocket ship on it and got to sit in the book train. Miss Murray read us a story because it was story time. Also, we read lots of information and picture books. First, we felt nervous but then we felt happy and excited when we were at the library.

Written by Robin class

Maths

This week...

We are focusing on addition and subtraction (numbers within 10). This week we are focusing on fact families (addition facts).

English

This week...

We are exploring the story, 'Goldilocks and just the one bear'. We are focusing on retelling the story. It is very funny!

Topic

Topic

We have started our first long topic, 'Who are we'.


Who are we

We have been creating faces using different mediums e.g paint, pastel, beads, chalk and blocks.

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Home learning

Reading

Reading every day is the most important part of learning at home - books will be sent home next week and should be brought to school each day.

Maths

Practise the Year 1 KIRFs at home (see below).

We will also send home questions relating to the learning in class each week.

Topic

We will introduce our first long topic on Monday, and we will provide some ideas for projects you can work on at home.



Key Instant Recall Facts

The secret to success is practising little and often. Use time wisely. Can you practise these KIRFs while walking to school or during a car journey? You don’t need to practise them all at once: perhaps you could have a fact of the day. If you would like more ideas, please speak to Miss Murray.

Use practical resources – Your child has one potato on their plate and you give them three more. Can they predict how many they will have now?

Make a poster – We use Numicon at school. You can find pictures of the Numicon shapes here: bit.ly/NumiconPictures – your child could make a poster showing the different ways of making 5.

Play games – You can play number bond pairs online at www.conkermaths.com and then see how many questions you can answer in just one minute.

News and reminders

Events

Parents' evening- Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th November.

PE kits

PE will usually take place on a Monday and a Tuesday. However, this can change so please have PE kits in every day!

Please bring to school:

Please ensure your child has a water bottle and a coat every day. We have drinking water in class for refilling.