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Week Beginning 13 February 2017


  • Please note that there will be no ECAs on Tuesday 21 or Thursday 23 February due to Parent Teacher Conferences.  BISCAP and Swimming will not be affected.
  • Raincoat and Cold Weather- Please ensure that your child brings a raincoat to school for the wet weather and a coat now that the tempature has dropped.
  • Swimming - Please be aware that the days are getting colder and wetter so please dress your child accordingly.  On swimming days girls may wear dark leggings and matching dark socks instead of tights to make it easier for them to get dressed.  A warm hat is also recommended.


The next two weeks of Literacy are focused on the development of understanding non-fiction texts; in particular information texts. The children will be identifying language and features that are found throughout this genre. They will then be using this knowledge to help them construct their own information text.


Fiction, non-fiction, fact, true, false, structure, heading, diagram, image, caption,  bold



Over the next few weeks the Sharks will be focusing on the phonic sounds; wh, ph, ew. We will be practising reading and spelling the words with adjacent constants, and words with newly formed graphemes. High frequency words will continue to run across the next few weeks as ever, including; Mr, Mrs, don’t, by, some and come.

Puffer Fish

This week the Puffer Fish group will be continuing to focus on learning how to read and spell some of the tricky words. They will be focusing on back, put, his, him, into and not.


This week Starfish will be learning alternative pronunciations for ‘a’ . The children will practise reading and spelling polysyllabic words such as: apricot, wander, footpath, faster, native. The children will also be developing their proofreading skills and looking for spelling mistakes.


Next week the children will continue learning new digraphs within phase 3. We will be looking at ng, ai and ee. We will be applying these sounds to help sound out and spell new words such as ring, rain and tree whilst continuing to practise and identify our vowel sounds (a,e,i,o and u).


This week the Jellyfish phonics group will continue to work through Phase 4 where they will practise the recognition and recall of Phase 2 and 3 graphemes.  They will learn and practise the reading and spelling of words using these sounds e.g. step, plan, grip, glad star, creep, brown, stair spoon, float, smart, groan etc.  Children will also be taught how to read the tricky words have, like, some, come and just, and how to spell the tricky words was and you.


This week the Octopus phonics group will review all Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds learnt to date. They will practise reading and writing words featuring these sounds, paying particular attention to the consonant clusters and vowel digraphs. They will also practise reading high frequency words. 


This week in Maths the children will describe position, direction and movement, including whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns. They will explore the Bee-bot programmable toys as well as follow directions on a map. 


Position, direction, movement, forwards, backwards, left, right, turn, whole, half, quarter, on, above, under, below, in front, behind


The children will continue to use their enquiry skills to find out about the different types of clothes that people used to wear in the past. They will be thinking about why they wore those types of clothes and the different materials that they used. Additonally, they will compare them with the clothes that are worn today.


Past, enquire, materials, function, comfort, warmth, practical


Over the coming weeks our coding lessons continue focus on having an increased number of moveable objects, each with specific directions linked to the pressing of keys or swiping of the screen. As we start to enter our literacy focus of traditional tales the children will create apps based on the fairy tale theme.


Computer, laptop, coding, Expresso, software, program, keyboard, mouse, input, output, code, direction



Topic: Good Friends

Children will learn the sentence patterns: 我有wo you ……个朋友ge peng you。/ I have (numbers) friends. 他ta/她是小学生ta shi xiao xue sheng。/ He/She is a primary student. We will discuss how to use 他(ta) / 她(ta) and practice the usage  via language activities.

Homework: worksheet (write and match)


Topic: Good Friends

Children will learn the sentence patterns: 我有wo you ……个朋友ge peng you。/ I have (numbers) friends. 他ta/她是小学生ta shi xiao xue sheng。/ He/She is a primary student. We will discuss how to use 他(ta) / 她(ta) and practice the usage  via language activities.

Homework: worksheet (introduce your friend)





De prinsessen van year 1 gaan deze week van start met de voorbereidingen voor het SDS Blijspel op 1 maart. 

Tussen de bedrijven door gaan we van start met het afnemen van de CITO –toetsen.  We maken voldoende tijd vrij om de kinderen de kans te geven de toetsen op eigen tempo af te werken.