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Friday 14th September 2018.


Wow! What a wonderful first week we had in Y1.  I have absolutely loved getting to know all of your wonderful children and am so excited for the academic year ahead. 

Last week we began thinking about children’s ‘rights’ in accordance with UNICEF’s Convention of the Rights of the Child and our Rights Respecting School status.  Children have selected the rights that they feel are most pertinent and important to them.  They chose:

The right to learn and to have an education.

The right to relax and play.

The right to be safe.

Children then discussed how to ensure that they would work towards these rights and created responsibilities that they need to follow.  They used their handprints to sign their class charter and show their promise.

Children have also been exploring both the inside and outside space and participated in My Time.  My Time allows the children to create their own learning environment, lead their learning and select the resources they feel appropriate to achieve the skill set. 

This week children started both their PE and Read Write Inc lessons and also began working on number sequences and number bonds.

We celebrated our first learner of the week and Kilo the class bear spent the weekend making amazing memories on his adventures. What a lucky bear! We look forward to reading all about Kilo's adventures on a Monday morning, so please try to remember to log a little something in his journal.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

These are some things you could do any time at home to help you learn....

Read your school book and anything else which interests you regularly!

Practise writing... You could write shopping lists, invitations, letters or even a diary so you can remember all the fun things you do on the weekends!

Practise spelling any words you find tricky and also red words...

Practice writing your numbers, counting, adding and subtracting. Number formation has been our focus this week to ensure the children are forming them correctly, any extra practice on this would be brilliant!