Next week the children will be focusing on their transition to Year 2 and completing their passports to Year 2 – telling their new teacher all about themselves, their qualities, their favourite topics and what they are looking forward to and might be worried about.
The children are also excited about their class parties on Monday. Please don’t forget to sign up on the food contribution lists for these, which are outside each classroom.
There will be lots of class, year group and whole school celebrations next week as we will be enjoying various assemblies.
Don’t forget that term ends at the normal time of 3.10pm on Tuesday 23rd July.
Finally, the Year 1 team would like to thank all parents and carers for your support throughout the year. We are immensely proud of all of our pupils and we hope that you are too. We wish you all a happy and healthy summer holiday and we will see you in September.
In Topic this week the children were responding to marking and beginning their transition passports to Year 2! They also had lots of fun in Computing by starring as TV chefs in their own cookery programmes, instructing the audience how to make a healthy smoothie!
In Maths this week the children learnt about position and direction, starting with left and right, clockwise and anti-clockwise and later moving on to half turns and quarter turns. This is a tricky area for for lots of us but we were impressed by the perseverance demonstrated by all.
Thank you all for your support and attendance at Celebration Afternoon. It was a resounding success and we were especially proud of the children during their singing performance with Jon Fisher. How amazing was that!
This week we decided to do something different and to let the children know just how proud we are of all of them, for their exemplary behaviour, positive attitudes to learning, resilience and the fantastic progress that they have made throughout their year in Year 1, each teacher awarded their star of the week to the whole class. So, well done to each and every one of our pupils!
In Topic next week the children will be looking at significant people and events which happened in their local area and will then move on to researching the namesakes of their Year 1 classes. They will also be looking at using the suffix ‘ed’ in their writing, first practising their sentences orally and then writing in the past tense. In Computing the children will be recording the steps of a recipe and making their own videos about how to make a healthy smoothie.
In Maths next week, the focus will be position and direction. The children will experiment with how they move and will then be following instructions independently and moving objects full turns and half turns.
We also have our Friends of Kingsley disco on Thursday 18th July, which is 3.30-4.45pm for KS1 children. We hope to see lots of our children on the dance floor, supporting our brilliant PTA to raise money for our school!
Finally, please don’t forget our wonderful Celebration Afternoon on Friday 19th July 2-3pm at school. There will be musical performances in the quad from Key Stage 1 along with exciting activities going on in the classrooms. Please join us, it is going to be a fantastic afternoon!
In Topic this week the children have been writing a recount about their trip to Littlehampton, including their favourite memory of the trip. They also used the senses plans (where they recorded what they saw, felt, heard, smelt and tasted at the beach) to write their very first poem. We were so impressed with the results and we feel very proud of our year group full of poets! Later in the week, the children completed a Design & Technology project, where they designed and built their own free-standing structure to be used as a plant/pot stand and then finally, they then evaluated their model.
In Maths this week the children learnt about time. Firstly, they sequenced the days of the week, then moved on to looking at one day and ordered the events in that day, using vocabulary such as before, after, earlier, later and noticing whether events occurred in the morning, afternoon or evening. Towards the end of the week, they were challenged with learning how to tell the time to the hour and half hour, and they worked really hard at this! See if you can test them at home and when the clock is at o’clock or half past, can they tell you what time it is and even better…can they explain how they know that?
We are very proud of our fantastic stars of the week, who demonstrated exemplary behaviour, positive attitudes to learning, resilience and no limits. They are…
Next week in Topic the children will be reminiscing and completing a recount, writing about their favourite memory from their trip to Littlehampton. They will also be delving into poetry in more depth, hearing and learning poems about nature, performing them and then contributing to a whole class poem about the seaside. At the end of the week, they will be working in pairs to write their own senses poem about the seaside (inspired by their trip to the beach!)
Next week in Maths the children will begin learning about time. They will start with months of the year, days of the week and important times of their day and later in the week this will progress to learning how to tell the time to o’clock and half past.
There is also our book fair starting next week and running from Friday 12th until Wednesday 17th July after school in the KS1 and KS2 playgrounds.