Year 1 had a great time at Twycross Zoo. We saw lots of different animals such as elephants and giraffes! They children went to an educational workshop and got to stroke two animals,a bearded dragon and a hissing cockroach .
The children had a Bahamas day to explore their new topic. They participated in a range of activities which included: learning simple creole, using map skills creating music with Caribbean influences and preparing and trying food that would be found in the Bahamas.
Year 1 have made some amazing sculptures with clay and plasticine, inspired by their topic on the local area. They then showed their beautiful work to their parents and carers at our art gallery event.
Roald Dahl’s BFG visits Year 1!
Year 1 loved the performance of the BFG. They described the show as smelly, magic and mind blowing!
“The performance was amazing!” said Sophia.
Reading record and colour-banded reading book in their book bag.
A PE kit should be left in school and can be taken home to be washed at the end of each half term.
A named water bottle containing water only.
A blue sweater for when we go out on trips.
Monday – Fortnightly Home Learning Project in for the following Thursday
Friday – The children have a spelling test every Friday. They must have their yellow books in school on a Friday to receive their new spelling for the following week. We recommend children use the look, say, cover, spell, check method to practise these.
Reading – Children are expected to read at least 3 times a week with a parent or carer.
How to Help Your Child
We ask you to support your child by hearing them read their individual levelled reading books at home.We would appreciate it if parents could sign and make a comment in the reading diaries at least three times a week. Helpers may also hear your child read their individual reading book in school, so it is important that this book is brought to school every day. Books are changed in school every week.