Monday 11th October 2021
Hello to Holly Class Parents and Carers!
Welcome to a new week! Can you believe it's only 2 weeks until half term?
It has been wonderful getting to know you and your children. The children have been doing a great job of adapting to their new routines in Year 1. I am very proud of them!
I just wanted to remind you that Power Projects are due in this Thursday 14th October. I hope you have enjoyed making them with your child.
Have a good week!
Holly Class Messages and Information
School Timings for Year 1
Start Time: The gates open from 8.55am- 9.05am.
Children go directly to their classroom without lining up.
Finish Time: 3.15pm
Children to be collected from the school playground. Year 1 can be collected by the bi-fold door of the dining room.
PE day for Holly Class is Tuesday.
Children should wear their PE kit to school every Tuesday with plimsolls or trainers.
Please make sure your child brings a labelled water bottle into school every day.
Please email me at Holly@jennyhammond.waltham.sch.uk
if you have any questions or would just like to say hello.
Book Changing Days
We will be changing the children's reading books on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please make sure your child brings in their book bag on these days if they would like to change their book.
Please note that Core Reading books are sent home to develop your children's pleasure and enjoyment for reading. You can read them with or to your child - or both.
Your support is very much appreciated!
Our class timetable
This half term, Year 1 will be competing their first ever Power Project. Power Projects are a great way to link school leaning with home learning.
Below you will find your child's Power Project sheet for our School Days topic along with an explanation sheet all about Power Projects.
I hope you all have fun with this term's project. I am looking forward to seeing them already!
HAND IN DATE IS THURSDAY 14th October 2021
Power Project Sheet Autumn 1 School Days
The Black Cat graphemes make phonetic words. Please practise all the Black Cat sounds with your child. It is important that your child knows these sounds as this will help them with their reading and writing.
Here are all the Monster Phonics Graphemes
Common Exception Words or Tricky Words are words which cannot be sounded out easily. Below are the Common Exception Words for Year 1.
If possible, please print out this word mat to support your child's writing activities and spelling revision.
Number Bonds to 10
Number bonds to 10 are pairs of numbers that, when added together, give the number 10. Knowledge of number bonds will help your child with their addition and subtraction tasks. Please help your child to become familiar with their number bonds to 10.
Once your child is secure in their number bonds to 10 then please move on to number bonds to 20. Number bonds to 20 are pairs of numbers that, when added together, give the number 20.
As your child practises their number bonds, they will be able to recall them quickly and out of order.
Link to Deborah's Newsletters: https://www.jennyhammond.waltham.sch.uk/news/weekly-newsletter
Click on the link below to see the Curriculum Map for each year group: https://www.jennyhammond.waltham.sch.uk/parents/curriculum/curriculum-maps
If you want to find out more about the National Curriculum by subject, you can find information here:
Useful links and games
Roy the Zebra
Look, Cover, Write, Check
The Literacy Shed
Hit the Button
Mental Maths Train
Toy Shop Money Game
I Am an Artist