Are you ready to travel back in time?
This term, we’re taking a trip to the past to discover what life was like at the time when we were born. We will look at our own past and how we’ve developed from babies to toddlers and how we’ve changed how we play and move. Thinking about our childhoods, we’ll use photos and objects from the past to help us remember special times including weddings and christenings. Learning about the days, weeks and months of the year will help us to work out how long we will have to wait for our birthdays to arrive! We’ll decide how objects from the past were used and have fun learning games from bygone days.
Help your child prepare for their project
Looking back on the past can be funny, poignant and interesting! Why not get together as a family and share photos from the past, commenting on wacky clothes and happy holidays? Alternatively, visiting a local museum would allow you to see what life was like in the past. You could also play some traditional games from your childhood. Hopscotch, skipping and conkers are all lots of fun!
This term the class will be taking part in an art project ‘me in a box.’ This project involves pupils decorating/designing a box all about them. Please could parents/carers provide a box (a shoe box would be perfect) any spares would also be amazing help.
Try this at home:
Reading: Please try to read daily with your children as this is one of the most crucial skills that the children need to practice at this age.
Maths: Year 1 pupils will be learning to count and write numbers up to 50.
Writing: Encourage your child to free-write when possible to promote a love of writing. Please remember, any writing completed at home should include all of the non-negotiables: Capital letters, full stops, writing on the line, writing at the start of the line, a finger space between each word and correct handwriting. Pupils should be organising their ideas to ensure their writing makes sense and is cohesive.
Each pupil will be given English or Maths homework each week on Wednesday to be completed by Monday. Homework given is always linked to the learning in class so please complete all homework promptly.
PE: Please make sure your child has a full and named PE kit in school every day and remember to return it to school if your child has attended an after-school club.
Spelling: Continue to check pupils spelling scores written in their reading records.
Maths: Every pupil has been given a Mathletics log in to practice maths at home. They will need help with logging on and finding their tasks.
Beat the clock: Beat the clock will continue to take place on Fridays. This is a 10 minute race against the clock where children will answer a range of mental arithmetic questions. Children start on stage 1 and if they manage to correctly answer all questions and beat the clock they move on to the next stage. Please encourage your child to practice their times tables at home where possible.