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20th April 2018

  • Year 1 Weekly Roundup
Class Notices

World Book Day Monday 23rdApril – Dress up Day

To celebrate, children are invited to come to school on Monday 23rdApril dressed up as any character from a book of their choosing. Children should bring along their books to share with the class. Please note that this is not a casual day and children are required to dress up or come in their school uniform.

Book Fair

  • A book fair will be visiting Dover Court during book week and each class has been allocated a day to browse and purchase books if they wish to do so. Our classwill be visiting the book fair on Tuesday 24th April
  • The children are allowed to bring in money on this day but we ask that all money sent in is in a clearly named sealed envelope.




  •  A flyer has been sent home with your child with more information about the books that will be on sale. The prices range from$7.00 - $25.00. Please have a look through the flyer so your child has an idea of which book they would like to choose. If your child will be purchasing more than one book, please can you indicate this on your child’s money envelope.
  • The book fair will also be open between 3-4pm for you to browse with your child.

In English this week we have been preparing for our exciting Book Week next week. We are looking at stories from other cultures and our focus is the book Are We There Yet by Alison Lester (see on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW-SAG1tdhg&list=PLj9xhkzQ16afIIVzKzuK15vBJCrlS8I_g). 


In Maths this week, the children's focus has been number.  The children began by recognising numbers and presenting them both digits and in words.  They practised their ability to move forwards and backwards from given numbers.  The children learned about place value in a two digit number and then applied their learning to solve problems.

Project Work

In our Project Work lessons this week we have started to talk about our new topic, From A to B. The children have been discussing the different types of transport and the most popular ones that we use in our day to day lives. 


This week, we had a general revision on the learnt topics such as Daily routines, Animals and Family members through worksheets and various classroom activities. A basic stroke 竖折折钩(vertical line double bend flick) has been introduced to them.


In Computing this week, the children have been introduced to the following controls on the Apple interface such as minimise, restore, move and resizing windows.  They have been shown a wide range of desktop features to help them over the current term. A Home Learning Task is attached related to improving mouse skills (clicking and dragging) and the links on the document will develop the children’s proficiency using the mouse.


This week in PE, the children have been learning to throw a ball to a partner correctly and with accuracy as well as learning the ‘ready position’ as they prepare for racquet sport next week. In Swimming, the children have been carrying out safety methods in order to rescue both themselves and others.


In Music this week, the children have learned about the composer George Gershwin and his timeless song ‘They can't take that away from me’, performed by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. They have explored in more depth its structure and have come up with words to describe the sounds they were listening to.


Spellings and Phonics Homework 

This week the children revised and revisited all sounds and sight words learned to date. These spellings have been stuck into your child's yellow Spelling Journal. These spellings reflect the sounds that the children have been reviewing and learning in their daily phonics lessons. 

As part of your child's homework, please help your child to practise their sounds and words at home using some of the activities at the front of their spelling journal. Your child can also use the page that the spellings have been stuck onto to practise writing them. 

Just a gentle reminder that your child’s spelling journal needs to be returned to school by Wednesday each week so that new spellings can be issued for Friday. Thank you.