Welcome to Class Oak !
Happy New Year! I hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas. We are looking forward to starting out new topic called Pop - up!
This project has a design technology focus and teaches children how to make cards and books using simple mechanisms and a range of different materials. At the heart of this project children will learn how to write and re-tell traditional fairy tales, and learn the additional skills of using verbs and pronouns in their own writing. The children will apply their skills and understanding by designing, making and writing pop up invitations to Fairy-tale characters.
In this project the children will learn:
• How to describe and select appropriate materials for a task;
• How to make joins, moving parts and mechanisms;
• How to design a product which is appropriate for the user;
• How to write a formal invitation;
• How to re-tell and sequence a traditional fairy tale;
• How to upload a digital photograph and use email.
All the children are encouraged to bring in a healthy snack each day for break time could you please ensure that this is clearly labelled to avoid confusion. Fruit can be written on or in a labelled container.
Year 1 Spelling
The children have spelling groups and spelling books. They will be bringing their books home on a Monday and subsequently tested the following Monday. These support our phonic patterns which are learnt weekly. Please encourage the children write sentences using between 2-6 spelling words ensuring the children remember their capital letters and full stops. These sentences can be written underneath their spelling words in the yellow books.
We have PE on a Tuesday afternoon this term having a gymnastics focus, please could you ensure children bring their kit to school (they can leave it on their pegs).
Could we ask that all children bring their reading books to school daily. The children take part in guided reading activities, peer reading and individual reading. Regular reading practise is essential for every child’s progress and we very much appreciate your support in this. Please sign or comment as to their progress at home!
We will continue to send home a slip for the children to return each Monday indicating their lunch choices for the week ahead. Thank you for your support in this it does help massively as some forget.