Back L-R: Mrs Milkins, Mrs Roe, Mrs Hogg, Mr Boon.

Front L-R: Mr Whiddington (1W), Mr Brown (1B), Mrs King (1K).

 

Welcome to the new year! We are all very excited about getting to know our new classes and making great progress with the children. As you read about term 1, why not look for blue text for ideas on how you can join in with learning at home!

Reading

Reading is a huge part of year 1 and we see the greatest progress and confidence in children who are reading regularly at home. We have arranged for the children not to have homework in year 1 in the hope that they can read daily with adults/older siblings at home. Encourage their understanding of the book by asking questions such as ‘how do you think the character is feeling?’ Thanks for doing this!

Adult readers

We are always looking for adult readers (that’s you!) to come into school and read with the children. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of 1B and work with the children. Volunteers also get first dibs to come on any trips we do! Please email sarahhardisty@wtlacademy.bristol.sch.uk and copy me in michaelbrown@wtlacademy.bristol.sch.uk to declare your interest. Thanks!

New project

Our bones will be creaking back into action during the term with our spine-tingling project ‘what are you made of?’. Please see the project web near the class door for more information. Do you know any nurses or doctors that would like to come in and visit the children? Let us know!

Mrs Wordsmith

You may notice the children using fancy new words at home. This is a whole school incentive to encourage children into a richer vocabulary in order for them to access more challenging books and race up the reading chart! Hopefully you’re as amazed as us at how confidently the children will use these! We will begin learning these in week 3. Ask children which wordsmith word they are learning. We bet you’ll be amazed!

Maths

Maths this term will be going over basic number bonds to 5 (e.g. 3+2) and 10 (e.g. 7+3) At home you could test the children’s knowledge of  these by calling out a number and seeing if they know it’s number pair to 5 or 10!

English

The children will be reading the classic Funnybones! You can find some great versions of this timeless classic on YouTube.

You can also find our version that we are reading to the children at the bottom of this page.

Key dates for diary

Back To School Night for Parents – Tuesday 17th September

 

Many thanks, Year 1 team.

 

We are a rights respecting school.

Article 29: Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.