Term 6 2018-19
Our learning this term
What a fantastic term we have had in year 1! The progress that the children have made has been wonderful and we couldn’t be prouder of them!
In English we have been consolidating all of the things we have learned this year. The children have enjoyed writing recounts, postcards, letters and invitations – to name just a few things! Over the summer holidays, keep encouraging your children to write and in particular, to remember their capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We are sure they would enjoy keeping a holiday diary or writing a post card to Katesgrove. We would love to read them in September!
In Maths we have been busy practising the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). We have also been learning how to partition double digit numbers and to add and subtract them using dienes. Why not ask your child about the ‘sausages and beans’ they have been learning about in Maths – we are sure you will be amazed! Over the summer holidays, keep practising number bonds to 20 with your child as well as counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and writing numbers to 100. All of this will stand them in good stead for year 2.
In our Topic lessons we have learned about the different categories of animals (mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians.) A real highlight of this term was our trip to Beale Park. The children loved seeing all the animals and we were so proud of the way in which they applied their Topic learning.
Another highlight of this term was our Sports Day. The children were such superstars and they participated so well in all of the different challenges.
The children loved their transition days to year 2. They were so excited to see their new classrooms, meet their teachers and to find out about all the exciting things that await them there.
We have really enjoyed teaching your children this year and although we are very sad to see them go, we know that they will love their new learning adventure in year 2. We hope that you have a restful summer holiday and we look forward to hearing how the children get on in September.