Welcome to Year 1 - Seacole

Welcome to Seacole Class!

My name is Miss McInnes and I am the class teacher in Seacole Class. Mrs Kaur and Mrs Kerry are our teaching assistants who work with all of the children across Year 1.

Maths

During this half term, the children be revisiting and consolidating measurement, time and fractions. We will also explore multiplication and division through a range of practical activities. The children will also be learning to use the correct language when exploring position and direction.

English

In English, the children will explore stories that are linked to our new plants topic. The children will get the chance to follow instructions to help them grow their own plants. They will also continue to develop their story writing through a range of exciting narratives.

Green fingers - Green places!

This half term our topic is ‘Green fingers – Green Places’. The children will be learning about plants and they will get the opportunity to grow their own plants. During our science lessons, the children will have the chance to begin to understand how plants grow through some exciting experiments. The children will also be using our forest garden to grow their own plants outside! Our class role play area has been changed into a Garden Centre to support the children to use new vocabulary based around our topic.

Year 1 Reading

Please make sure that you are reading with your child at least 5 times a week. Please record this in the reading diary as children who read at least 3 times a week will be entered into a class reading raffle.

We will be changing the children’s books on Tuesday and Friday.

If you feel that your child is not ready for a new book, please write this in the diary.

PE

​​This half term, Seacole class have P.E. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This half term the children will be taking part in athletics and ball games. We are lucky to have Gemma, our sports coach teaching the children on one of their PE days.

Please ensure that the children have their P.E. kit in school on these days. P.E. kits should be kept in a small drawstring bag and can be left at school for the half term.

Please make sure that all items are clearly labeled so that we can make sure that items are not lost.


Forest School

We have Forest School's on Monday morning so please make sure that your child comes to school with warm clothing. Your child may also wear wellies. Please bring these in a plastic bag.

Things to Remember

  • Please make sure all items of clothing are clearly named.
  • Please ensure your child brings their reading book and diary to school every day - we wil endeavour to change books on a Tuesday and Friday.

This Week

Week Beginning 5th March

This week the children have had the opportunity to apply what they have learnt about weight in maths by measuring out the ingredients to make cakes.

The children also celebrated world book day. They looked brilliant in their book character costumes. There were superheroes from comic books, fairytale characters, animals from the children's favourite stories and lots more characters!

Planting Beans

On Tuesday, the children used their phonics to read and follow instructions for planting a bean. The children are very excited to watch their bean plant grow over the next half term!

Welcome back!

Welcome back after the half term, I hope you have had a lovely break with your children. This half term our topic is 'Green Fingers'. The children will be learning all about plants and growing. I can't wait to see the fantastic work that the children will produce.

Pancake Day

After an excellent week of writing about 'Mr Wolf's Pancakes', the children had a go at making their own pancakes. They were delicious!

Candy and Munchy visit Year 1

Today the children looked after our school guinea pigs, Candy and Munchy. They learnt lots of facts about guinea pigs and talked about how to care for animals. I can't wait to see the children's facts about guinea pigs in their English work!

Polish afternoon

We had a brilliant Polish Afternoon! The children took part in Polish dancing, food tasting, crafts, storytelling and even played Ringo!

What a fantastic week!

I have been so impressed with all of the children's work this week! They have engaged with our new animal topic with so much enthusiasm and they have already produced some fantastic work.

Stars of the Week!

Excellent work from Patryk, Bliss and Lydia. Well done!


Dinosaur in school!

On Tuesday the children came into school to find that a dinosaur had visited our school during the holidays! He left dusty footprints and a lot of mess! The children were brilliant detectives - I can't wait to see their writing this week!

Happy New Year!

Welcome back after the Christmas Holiday and Happy New Year! I hope that you have had a lovely break with your children. This half term our topic is 'Animal Kingdom'. We are looking forward to seeing lots more fabulous work during this half term.

The Polar Express!

We had a fantastic time watching the Polar Express in the cinema for a Christmas treat! We are now all feeling very festive!

Whoops-A-Daisy Angel!

We are very excited to show you our performance of Whoops-A-Daisy Angel! We hope you enjoy the show!

Christingles

We have been busy making Christingle's for our Christingle service at St Georges church. We even learnt about what each part of the Christingle represents!

Christmas Dinner

We had a lovely time eating our Christmas dinner in front of our beautifully decorated Christmas tree!

Super Artists

During the autumn term we have been exploring the different ways we can use paint. Look at our fantastic winter paintings!

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Phonics lesson in action!

You are invited to watch a Phonics lesson in action on Wednesday 29th November between 9.00am and 9.20am. No need to book - we look forward to seeing you there!

Next week

Homework

Things you can do at home

Reading and English

  • Please make sure that you read with your child at least 5 times a week for 5 minutes at a time.
  • Please help your child to use their phonics to read the words on the word sheets sent home. The children’s phonics teachers will be sending these home on Fridays.

Maths

  • If your child struggles with recognising numbers, please practise this at home. For example, can you find numbers on houses, signs, around the home or anywhere else? This is also a great activity to support your child with writing numbers correctly.
  • Practising how to make 10 and then 20 is a great way to support your child’s understanding of adding and subtracting. For example, 10+10=20, 15+5=20, 17+3=20. Calling out a number and seeing if your child can say the number pair to 10 is a fun and easy way to practise this.
  • Practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s will help your child make a lot of progress.

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