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Year 1 Week Ahead Information

28 April 2017

An overview of the week ahead in Year 1

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Information and reminders

As the weather is warmer, children should now wear their summer uniform. Please check the school website for information about the correct uniform.

In order for the children to look smart, can I remind parents that the children should be wearing black shoes not trainers. On days when they have PE, they still need to bring their school uniform to get changed into after the session. It is important the children understand, that for hygiene purposes we should get changed after completing physical activities.

If your child’s daily pick up arrangements need to change, please communicate this information with the child’s class teacher as well as the bus monitor. This will enable teachers to keep children safe.

Please note that IB exams have now begun and will be taken in the Primary building. The main staircase in B Block will remain closed and all students and adults should use alternative staircases. Please can we ask parents not to wait in the area outside the Hive, outside Sports Hall B or along the Year 3 classrooms, as we need to ensure silence for our older students. Parents are always welcome to go to Aspretto, our coffee shop, whilst waiting for students. Thank you for your support.

We hope you have an enjoyable long weekend.


Upcoming dates

Monday 1st May – Labour Day holiday - school closed

Wednesday 3rd May – Parent Workshop: Reception to Year 1 Transition; Sports Hall A; 9.00am to 10.00am

Wednesday 10th May - Donuts with Dads; The Hub; 8.30am

Wednesday 17th May – Parent Workshop: STEAM in Early Years and Primary

Thursday 18th May – Saturday 20th May – Primary FOBISIA games

Thursday 18th May – Early Years and Primary STEAM Day

Wednesday 24th May - Muffins with Mums; The Hub; 8.30am followed by HSK Workshop; 9.00am

Friday 26th May – Coffee Morning with Head of Primary and Head of Secondary; Aspretto; 11.00am

Monday 29th May and Tuesday 30th May - School closed

Saturday 10th June - Summer Fun Day


Stars of the Week

Year 1A – Michael Gu for writing an excellent alien story that included a range of adjectives

Year 1B – Skye Paisley for a super Alien story

Year 1C – Nayeon Kim for being able to rewrite our alien hunt story independently



In English, the children will read the story ‘The Tiny Seed’ by Eric Carle. They will explore the lifecycle of a sunflower seed by planting their own and observe how it grows. The children will write their own lifecycles using simple sentences and diagrams.

Focus: to use a range of punctuation marks, to use conjunctions to join clauses and to re-read and edit work.



In Mathematics, the children will solve one step-multiplication and division problems by using concrete objects and pictorial representations. Pupils will be encouraged to share objects and record their working out as well as understand that multiplication is the inverse of division.

Key Vocabulary: division, multiplication, sharing, equal, groups, grouping, calculate, calculation



Next week, the children will continue to explore the world around them. They will look at how plants grow and discuss the different plants and flowers growing within the school grounds. Linked to the story being read in English ‘The Tiny Seed’ the children will create their own art pieces in the style of Eric Carle, which is a technique based on Matisse’s style of art.