Year 1 2020 - 2021

Mrs Callender

Mrs Tollitt

Mrs Magee

Welcome back.

We are now in the first part of the Summer term and are looking forward to some normality again.

This term our topic is 'Where Would You Go?' inspired by the book, 'Toys in Space' by Mini Grey. In English we will be working on our story writing. Maths is problem solving and grouping (beginning multiplication and division). In science and forest school we are looking at materials. In history we are look at explorers (specifically Christopher Columbus and Neill Armstrong). DT is structures and we will end the unit by making a rocket. Come and See is Pentecost and Holy Days.

Forest school continues to be on Wednesdays so children will need appropriate clothing (it is coming up to midge season so long sleeves and pants might be advisable). A KS1 sports club is also starting on Wednesdays and children who attend will be asked to stay in the same clothes they have worn for forest school.

In Year 1 book bags only need to be sent in on a Monday and we will endeavour to change reading books on this day. There may be times when we will keep the book bag overnight to give us extra time to sort out reading books.
Reading books can only be changed if the children have returned their books from last week. We currently have a lot of missing books. If you have any books at home can you please send them in next Monday with your child.

We will also be sending reading records home from next week. The reading record is for parents and ourselves to communicate when we have read, what we have focused on and done well. We expect our children to read at home 4/5 times per week to enable them to become fluent readers. You may have noticed that we send 1 RWI Book Bag book home and 1 other book. The RWI Book Bag book only contains sounds and words that your child has already learnt, they should be able to read this book without much support and will be able to work on speed and fluency. The other book has some more challenging vocabulary and sounds your child may not have heard. This book is good for discussion and to work on comprehension skills.

We will be working outdoors as much as possible so please remember to send in water bottles and a hat for your child. You may also want to consider applying sun cream before school. We cannot apply sun cream to your child.

PE will continue on Fridays, so please ensure your child has their kit in school. Can you also please ensure that your child is wearing the correct school uniform, including ties - summer dresses are fine.

Thank you for your continued support

Mrs C and the Year 1 team

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St John Fisher Primary School

Edward Street,
Widnes,
Cheshire,
WA8 0BW

Main Contact: Office Manager Margaret Hassett

Tel: 0151 424 7794
sec.stjohnfisher@halton.gov.uk