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Week 3


**Missing Uniform**

In the classroom we have:

TU age 7 cardigan

TU age 6 cardigan

George jumper age 5-6 

Please let the office know if one of these items is yours. Thank you!


Wow!! What another great couple of weeks in Year 1. We are fully into the routine of Y1 now and the children have adapted so well. The class seem to be enjoying working hard and have even been asking for extra work (they must really want to fill up the marble jar)!! We have been especially pleased with how the children are coming into school and how lovely it is to be greeted by 30 smiling faces each morning. 


In phonics, we have moved onto our set 2 sounds and have also been concentrating on tricky words. We have a set routine for phonics each day which the children seem to enjoy and engage with as they know what is coming next. We have been blown away by the progress in 'Big Write' and cannot believe how well the children are writing already. The class are trying so hard with capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, writing their letters the right way round and on the line! We even earned 4 marbles for our Big Write about the monsters this week! Thank you for talking through this with your child at home, it certainly had a positive impact and the children seemed very confident with their writing. 


In maths, we have now finished our place value unit and have moved onto an addition and subtraction unit. The class have already been accessing some very tricky maths and we have been very impressed by their perseverance and application. Children have also been choosing to access the maths table during provision time and have been completing some tasks independently. We change the challenges every few days to keep the area engaging and relevant. Next week, we will be looking at number bonds to 10 and seeing how quickly we can recall the bonds!


In topic, we have begun making our clay animal models and we are hoping to paint them once they are all finished. This week, the children created their own Picasso pictures using oil pastels. The class LOVED this activity and all worked independently ... it was so popular we have had to put the pastels and more picture templates into provision! In science, we have been learning about the different animal groups and what animals eat. We looked at how animals can be sorted and the characteristics of each animal group. 


We would like to say thank you to all the parents for how fantastic you have been so far. We know it is not easy having limited contact with your child's teacher, especially when they have started a new group (never mind in the middle of the pandemic). If you do want to speak to a member of the team please do not hesitate to email and arrange an appointment. It would be lovely to hear from you. We are hoping the homework and reading book system is working well at the moment ... If you have any feedback/suggestions for either of these two areas please let us know. 


Keep up the brilliant work Year 1 ... We are so proud of all of you!