Week 22

Date: 1st Mar 2019 @ 9:24am

Welcome to our Year One blog!

This week we have started our unit of work on Toys.  On Tuesday the children were excited to bring in one of their favourite toys to write about and draw.  We will be setting up toy museums in the classrooms next week and would like the children to bring in an old toy, perhaps belonging to their parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles, together with a label to tell us a little about its history.  In Phonics this week we have started to look at the rather tricky phoneme "or" with its spelling patterns of "or", "ore", "oor", "aw" and "au".  It would be helpful if you could look for these phonemes in reading books.  In Maths we have been looking at the concept of weight and have been using balance scales to weigh things.  The children have been introduced to grammes and kilogrammes as well as non-standard weights like cubes.  In Art we have been learning how to make press prints and in Science we have started to look at how materials can be changed in shape. 

Our spelling homework is based on "have" and "were" this week.

Don't forget that next Friday (8th March) is World Book Day.  The children are asked to come to school dressed in one colour of their/your choice (like a crayon!).  We will be enjoying the story "The Day The Crayons Quit" and the focus will be on the joy of reading.

Finally, as ever, if your child expresses a concern or worry about anything, please do not hesitate to contact us so that we can work together in partnership.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards

The Year One Team