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Year 1 Week Ahead Information

09 September 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 1

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Information and Reminders

Thank you to all parents who attended the ‘Meet & Greet’ evening this week. We hope the information you received was useful and will enable you to support your child’s learning throughout the year.

Please could we remind parents that children should not arrive at the classroom before 8:15 am. Teachers are busy preparing for the school day and will not always be there to supervise your child upon arrival if they are earlier than this time.

Mrs. Finan will go on maternity leave from Wednesday 14th September. Mrs. Schopp will be the teacher for Year 1A and Mr. Shackleton will cover her role as the Year Group Leader until she returns.

Next week is a short week due to the Mid-Autumn festival.


Upcoming dates

Family Picnic - Sunday 11th September - 12.00 - 16.00

Primary Workshop & Coffee Morning – Wednesday 14th September – 9:00 – 10:30

School Holiday (Mid-Autumn Festival) – Thursday 15th & Friday 16th September

International Week – Week beg. 26th September

National Holiday (school closed) – Monday 3rd to Friday 7th October


Stars of the Week

Year 1A – Michael Gu

Year 1B – Petronella Hed

Year 1C – Bill Wang



Next week in English, to complement our new IPC topic ‘The circus is coming to town,’ the children will write a recount about the Era circus visit. They will be encouraged to carefully sound out and spell words phonetically, form lower-case letters correctly, use full stops and capital letters and use conjunctions to join sentences and link ideas. Each child will create their own circus which they will label and then share with the rest of the class. They will also be shown how to write a list about what is needed for a circus to be great. During Phonics lessons the children will continue to recap and revisit phase two and three letter sounds.



The focus in Maths this week, will be Number. The children will be exploring how to identify one/two more and one/two less than a given number and represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20. They will solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems.



The focus for this week will be ‘Cooperation.’ We are very excited to begin our new topic ‘The Circus is coming to Town.’ The unit will begin with a performance from Shanghai Era Circus! The children will complete a knowledge harvest, exploring what they know about the circus and encourage them to consider what they would like to find out throughout the topic.