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Year One Blog Week 5

Welcome to this week's Year One Blog


What we have been learning this week


This week has been very exciting for the children in Year One. We have been lucky enough to have athletes come to visit our school and we completed our very own athletic course. 


Now that the children are all settled in, here is some information about reading which may be useful:

  • Library days are on a Monday (Ducks), Tuesday (Frogs) and a Wednesday (Otters). Please bring back your child's love to read book on these days so they can swap them for a new one. If you do not bring back your old one we cannot give out a new one until this one is returned.
  • Read, Write, Inc books are handed back on a Wednesday and the children will take home a new one. Homework also needs to be returned on this day and you will receive your new homework sheet.
  • Unfortunately, in Year One we do not do updates on Tapestry. However, we still love to hear about your children's achievements and your child can take in any certificates or trophies to share in Assembly on a Friday.
  • When children are read with during Read, Write, Inc this reading is not recorded in their diary. However, from next week any teacher or TA reads during guided reading will be recorded in their diary.
  • Every Friday we do a reading raffle and if children have at least 3 reads from that week they have the chance for them to win a prize. One child per class will be selected at random.


This week in Literacy we have been continuing with our 'Astro Girl' book and we have been finding out a variety of facts about Space. We have then used these facts to create our very own fact files to showcase all of our new learning.


This week in Maths we have been learning about how to use a number line and place numbers within 10 on this. We have also introduced them to addition by looking at part-part whole models.


We are encouraging the children to use Doodle Maths at home to improve their maths fluency. If you do not know your child's login, please ask your class teacher.



What we are learning next week


In Maths, we are continuing with addition and using the add symbol. We are also going to be introduced to fact families. 


In Literacy, we are going to be writing a letter to Astrid using all that we have learnt so far.


In Guided Reading, we are going to be making predictions based on the book 'How to Catch a Star' by Oliver Jeffers.