Welcome to Class Oak !
Our new topic of Mini Zoo - This project has a science focus and teaches children about different animals, their life cycles and what they need to stay alive and be well. At the heart of this project children learn how to write instructions and explanations, and learn additional skills in labelling maps, animals and plants. The children will apply their skills and understanding by creating a new ‘mini zoo’ for Mr Park.
In this project the children will learn:
About the habitats of domestic and wild animals;
Why animals are important to us and how we care for them;
About organisations and people who look after animals;
How zoos are organised and how they look after animals;
How to make a simple map or plan;
How to solve simple money problems;
How to use the Internet and books to find information
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.
Children will continue to bring home phonic letter sounds and basic CVC spellings each week, to practice and consolidate their learning from class. The children will continue to practice their sight words and high frequency vocabulary each week, your support in this is greatly appreciated. All the children have their own reading books and are all enjoying reading them at home and in school.
Year 1 Spelling
New words will be given every Monday and subsequently tested the following Monday. These support our phonic patterns which are learnt weekly. Please encourage the children to write sentences using between 3-5 spelling words ensuring the children remember their capital letters and full stops. These sentences can be written underneath their spelling words in their books.
We have PE on a Tuesday afternoon this term having a athletics s 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!