Year 1 2018 - 2019

Mrs McGhie

Spring Term

This term, our topic is Nutty about Nantwich. We will be reading a story called Grandad's Island by Benji Davies.

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We will also be looking at various Non-Fiction books related to our topic.

In science we will be looking for signs of Spring and learning about materials, plants and animals.  In Art and Design we will be studying Clarice Cliff.  We will be designing our own plates using her designs as inspiration.  We will also be participating in a clay workshop with The Potters Barn from Sandbach.

Key Information
 
Physical Education
PE will be on Fridays each week. It is essential that the children have their PE kits in school. We will also be undertaking the Golden Mile in the playground.
Times-Table Rockstars 
Your child has an account on Times-Table Rockstars and should be practising on increasing their rock speed, they can train in the garage area of the site to earn virtual coins and gain confidence (these coins are only used to change the appearance of their rock star's avatar, and have no actual monetary value.) Here is the direct link to the website: ttrockstars.com
 
Reading Diaries
All reading diaries need to be in daily and children should be reading at home at least three times a week. Our reading reward system is a great incentive for them. Many children receive their free books throughout the year as a celebration of their dedication.
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Other useful information:
Contacting me: You are very welcome to contact me through Class Dojo, through the School Office or by catching me at the end of the school day.  I am always happy to talk to parents /guardians, so feel free to drop by.
Water bottles need to be brought into school on a daily basis. It is important that they stay hydrated and it is known that regular drinks of water throughout the day have a significant impact on their ability to concentrate.
Snacks / Bacon rolls: Snacks are available at break every day (50p will buy a slice of toast and juice or milk) and bacon rolls for £1 on Fridays. You may pay for your child's bacon roll via the online payment system.
Homework: Weekly homework includes time to test yourself on TT Rockstars and read your home book, but your child also receives a  half-termly Dojo Homework Project Challenge list. We will check through the homework books regularly, and talk with the pupils about the standards within them, giving dojo points where merited. 
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