Welcome back we hope you had a fantastic Christmas and New Year!
In year one we have started the New Year with the topic of Toys where we will be looking at toys from the past and toys today. As with every topic we would like the children to produce a project based on this theme. Ideas for possible projects include a model of a toy, a picture and information about a favourite toy, some writing about toys, a design of a new toy or any creative ideas you can come up with.
Please can completed projects be brought into school by 14th February 2019.
Our topic for this half term - Toys.
In Science we will be finding out:
How to sort toys based on what they are made out of.
What materials are best for making a waterproofing.
About pushes and pulls, and how things move.
The season of winter and the changes that can be seen.
In Technology we will be finding out:
How to design and make our own toy out of recycled materials.
How to design and make our own puppets.
How to design and make a board game or puzzle.
In History we will be finding out:
About toys and games from the past.
How to decide if a toy is new or old.
How to create our own toy museum.
How we can learn about the past in different ways.
In Geography we will be finding out:
About toys around the world.
Daily reading (15-20 mins) is recommended at home and the children have opportunities to change their own books independently throughout the day. Please ensure you write in your child’s reading record so we can see how their reading is coming along at home. At school we do lots of reading throughout the day during carpet sessions and lessons, the children will read with an adult at least once a week. Please record when you have read with your child.
Spellings can be found in the centre of your child's reading record. Please regularly practice spellings at home with your child.
Project Over each half term, your child will be required to complete a project at home ready to bring in at the end of the half term to show peers and share with teachers. The projects need to link to the IPC topics and letters will be handed out each term to outline different areas of learning.
During the holidays the children will be given a Maths booklet to complete at home, please help them - but without actually doing the work. Please ensure this is returned to school on the first day back so your child can receive their certificate.
School meals All children in Year 1 are entitled to a free school meal. The menu is cooked by our experienced catering staff from fresh every day. The menu can be found on the link above.