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Eastwick Schools

Eastwick Schools

Dear Parents, 


We have had an exciting start to this term. It has been lovely to get to know the children as well as read all about what their holiday news was. The children have worked really hard in English! We have used talk for writing to help the children write about what they did in the summer holidays. The children were learning to orally rehearse their sentences first before writing it. The children were taught to say their sentence, build their sentence with bricks and then write their sentence. Please could you continue to practice sounds at home to help support your child's reading and writing. Next week in English the children will be writing a poster all about themselves in small groups. We will continue to use talk for writing to orally rehearse their sentences and focusing on capital letters and using their sounds to help them.


In Maths we have been focusing on counting forwards and backwards from 0- 10. Next week the children will be taught to count accurately to 10 and read and write numbers in words and numerals in small groups.  


 In Science next week we will be learning about changes beyond living memory.  The children will be working in groups and looking at baby photos and adult photos of adults in Year one and matching them together . The children will be learning about how we change over time. This will then link to our body parts and senses later on in the term. 


In Art we will be learning about primary and secondary colours. The children will learn how to mix primary colours to make a secondary colour using a colour wheel. The children will then have the opportunity to apply their colour mixing skills during independent learning in the creative area.  


 In PE we are learning about ball skills and having control when moving a ball. 



Maths work at home - 
Please can we ask that you practise reading, writing and representing numbers from 0-10 with your children.  We have also been counting forwards and backwards in class and we would really appreciate if you could support us by doing the same at home.  You can use this song to help you support your child.


Reading and the alphabet! 

Please could we ask that you read with your child as much as possible.  We do not get the opportunity to read with each child every day and so it is vitally important that you support their learning by  listening to them read, practising high frequency words and sounds or by sharing stories with them.  

Please can we also ask that you help your child to be able to name the letters of the alphabet and recite the alphabet in order.  Here is a song that will help.  We are also practising this in daily phonics sessions at school.  Thank you.


Parent helpers:

 If you can spare even half an hour to help us stick in children’s work, cut up or laminate resources, help put up displays, file children’s work we would really appreciate your help!  We also need helpers to listen to children read as much as possible.  Please  give your full name, email address and  a brief reason why you would like to help in your child's class to your class teacher as soon as possible as this procedure will be changing in order to get a valid DBS. Please note that parents must have a DBS to help in the classroom.   Thank you so much for your support. 



Forest school: 20.9.19-Blue class

Please remember to bring in waterproofs and wellies (named) as forest school happens in all weathers. It is important that the children have appropriate kit to keep them warm and dry.  Children leave their forest school kit at school and take this home at the end of every term. 


PE - Please bring in PE kits in a named bag and keep it in school. PE is taught by a Premier Sports team on a Friday. We will also be doing the daily mile and need trainers in school daily. Children leave their PE kit at school and take this home at the end of every half term. 


School dinner options- Please can we remind you to pre-order your child's school dinner option as picking options in the classroom in the morning is having an impact on our learning time. Thank you. 


Thank you for your support. 

Best Wishes, 

Year 1 Team







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