Happy New Year! Welcome to the start of a brand new term. I have been really impressed with how the children have come back to school; well rested and ready to learn. Super! All of the children have worked hard this week, but these are the people we are celebrating this week…

Golden Award - Jacob for super results in our independent reading tasks

Maths Award - Isabella and Oscar for fab partner work in problem solving activities

Writing Award - Avie for super pre-cursive handwriting in her independent writing

This week we have been learning…..

English - the children have all completed an independent reading assessment this week and I have been really impressed with all of their results! Great work on the reading front - please keep up the hard work at home. Coupled with the phonic assessment we did before the holidays, I can see all the progress that the children have made this last term. We will back to normal RWI sessions next week.

Maths - we have been using number lines to help us solve missing number problems this week. We have also used part part whole models to support our missing number work too. All part of our work on number bonds and looking at how whole numbers can be split into two separate parts - and that there are lots of ways to separate each number.

RE - this half term we are learning about Families and Celebrations. This week we have talked about how we spend our time as a family and how we spend our time with God.

We have also taken the opportunity to discuss new beginnings - a new year is an ideal chance to start again and think about how we can all become better people and improve our relationship with God. We are each of us made in the light of the Father and this week we have been trying to spot that light in each other.

Science - we all learning all about Materials and how some materials are better than others are doing certain jobs. We have begun by examining the properties of materials.

And finally…..The teachers were delighted on Monday to have a visit from Amy! Seeing her smiling face was the greatest gift we could receive at the start of the new year and we thank God for bringing her back to us. Although Amy still has a long journey ahead of her, she is home with her family and Mum and Dad have asked me to pass on their thanks for all your prayers, best wishes and donations. They have been touched by the outpouring of  love they have experienced. Please keep Amy and her family in your prayers - they are being listened to!

Also - many congratulations to the McGow family who welcomed a new addition to their family over the holidays - a beautiful little boy. Congratulations to you all.

Keep up the hard work with the reading at home - it is so important. Also handwriting practice and work on the Common Exception words for spelling.

Have a lovely weekend…..Mrs Hollinghurst and the Year 1 team.

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AuthorEmily Hollinghurst