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Year 1 Week Ahead Information

24 March 2017

An overview of the week ahead in Year 1

  • Shakespeare Week in Year 1

Information and reminders

The children have an exciting final week planned! On Tuesday author Neil Griffiths will be visiting the school to provide a reading session for the children.

Thank you to the parents who sent food in for the wedding banquet. The children had a great time and it was a lovely way to finish our Shakespeare week.

On Wednesday the children will be visiting the Shanghai Municipal History Museum. This will conclude our current IPC topic Time Travellers. The children have enjoyed finding out about the history of the Beatles and their music. Please ensure permission slips have been returned to school by the latest Monday 27th March.

We will change to summer uniform when we return from the April holidays. Please visit the school website or check in your child’s Learning Journal for the appropriate clothing, which can be purchased at our uniform shop.


Upcoming Dates

Week beginning 27th March – ‘Into the Woods’ production

Tuesday 28th March – Author Neil Griffiths visiting NAIS Pudong, including a Parent Workshop from 9am to 10am

Wednesday 29th March – Year 1 trip to Shanghai Municipal History Museum

Friday 31st March – Last day of term

Monday 10th April – Summer term begins


Stars of the Week

Year 1A – Tiffany Tian for producing an excellent piece of Mathematics work

Year 1B – Mohammed for being involved in some super drama

Year 1C – Kevin Xie for his excellent adding and multiplying with coins



In English, we will be writing a recount about our trip to the museum. The children will recap the work they have learned about the Beatles and help to create a class book to share this information.

Focus: Use phonic knowledge to spell words, punctuate sentences using  different punctuation marks, use adjectives for effect.



In Mathematics, the children will explore the value of numbers. They will practice reading and writing numbers from 1-20 in numerals and words, and identify and represent numbers using a number line.

Key Vocabulary:  more than, greater, larger, bigger, numerals, words, less than, fewer, smaller, the same amount as, as many as, exchange, digit



Next week, the learning goal we will be exploring will be ‘Respect.’ The Beatles song that will be used as our stimulus will be ‘I want to hold your hand.’

To conclude our current IPC topic the children will visit Shanghai Municipal History Museum. They will explore how Shanghai fashion, culture and music has changed over time. The children will take pictures at the museum and sketch the Bund. They will use Lichtenstein’s style of art to create their own pictures of the Bund.