Year 1K

Welcome back to Summer Term!

I trust you all had a lovely Easter break!

This term our topic is From Here To China. The children have already completed some wonderful research for homework to find out more about China. Within this topic, children will explore the geography and rich culture of China and compare daily life to their own.

In English this term, we are reading a range of traditional tales! These tales will support children to develop their story telling skills and help them to begin to structure stories. We will spend some time re-telling and sequencing these tales and then comparing different versions. If you have any traditional/fairy tales at home that the children would like to bring to school to share then that would be lovely.

It would also be very helpful if you could encourage your child to change their reading book in the morning and get them straight into reading, either using the books in the draws in our class or the draws in the corridor. Reading book bags need to be brought to school each day along with reading records. It is fantastic to see how often children are reading at home and their hard work is paying off. To support us with monitoring and rewarding their efforts, please mark the amount of times they have read with you on the Reading Challenge chart by the cloak bay. Remember that points mean prizes!

English and maths homework will be sent home each Friday and children must bring their homework back by the following Thursday. Please can the children do all of their homework in pencil. I’ll be awarding stickers for neatly presented homework. If your child has recieved a pack of high frequency words, please continue to work with them to help them read and write them confidently.

Our focus in PE is developing throwing and catching skills. The children will continue to have PE every Wednesday afternoon this term so need their PE kits every week. I will be giving out house points to those children that have their PE kit! Please make sure that the children have a white t-shirt, blue/ black shorts and black pumps or trainers. All items need to be clearly labelled with their names please!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions,

Thank you!

Miss Griffiths