Miss Baddiley and Miss Brown
Welcome back Year 1!
Thank you to all of the children and parents for working so hard at home, we really appreciate that it has been tough time in many ways. We have missed you all so much and are really looking forward to being back in school with you.
For the remainder of this half term, we will be focusing on settling the children back into school and back into the daily routines. We will be continuing with our very exciting Seaside topic which the children had already made a great start with at home.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and is expected to be back in by the following Friday. We will also send home a colour banded book for your child to read.
For this half term P.E. will fall on a Monday (Outdoor games) and Tuesday (Dance). Please remember to bring in your P.E. kit into school.
Spellings will be sent home on Fridays and children will have a spelling test the following Friday. We encourage children to practise their spellings for 5 minutes each day. We use the 'Look, say, cover, write, check' method to learn spellings. Thank you for your support at home with this.
Here are some useful websites that you may like to access at home with your child
Year 1 had so much fun at All Saints Reading Festival!
Throughout the day, Year 1 took part in some exciting reading activities, the children particularly enjoyed listening to a story around the campfire from one of our guest readers. The fun continued on into the afternoon as we danced in the Year 1 gazebo after having our treats from the ice cream van. All of the children looked fantastic in their festival attire and it was great to see everyone showing their best dance moves!
European day of Languages:
Friday 25th September saw Year 1 celebrate European day of Languages with a focus on the sunny islands of Greece. We had a fun filled day with a range of Greek themed activities. We were excited to learn some popular Greek lingo, dance along to a traditional Greek dance (Zorba the Greek) and finally taste some delicious Greek cuisine.
Bus tour and Notting Hill Carnival
For our WOW day this half term, Year 1 pretended to board a London bus and travelled around some of the famous London landmarks. We hopped off our pretend bus at Notting Hill Carnival and spent the day taking part in a range of carnival themed activities. We started by playing steel-pan drums, creating colourful carnival masks, painting and decorating t-shirts and finally we ended our amazing day with some food tasting of typical carnival Caribbean food. Year 1 then took part in their own parade using their decorated masks and T-shirts. We danced and had lots of fun!