Take home tasks
Next half-term the children are going to learn about Athletics in PE. This will involve developing an awareness of speed and distance, learning to run in a co-ordinated way, as well as learn to run at different speeds over obstacles. In addition to this, the children are going to learn to throw a range of different throwing implements with increased accuracy and co-ordination. For their take home task this half-term, the Year One Team would like the children to either practise a chosen skill, create their own obstacle course or research a favourite athlete. We would like them to have fun with this project, so be as creative as they can be with their presentation!
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Please see the link below for our wish list for books to help the children with their learning. Any donations would be greatly appreciated; https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/1VI5IDB77722V?&sort=default
PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure your child has their PE-kit with them on Monday and remind your child to take it home on a Friday.
Link to Oxford Owl; https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Reading and/or talking about their reading to an adult for at least 20 minutes, five times a week. This is to be recorded in reading records. Reading records and reading books should be coming into school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Reading records will be signed by teachers to check regular reading has occurred.
Spellings will be sent home weekly to be learnt and practiced. These will be tested in school on a weekly basis. The words chosen will be suitable for the age of the child and will either be high frequency words, common exception words or a spelling pattern. When writing their spellings please encourage children to join their handwriting using cursive joins.
As you know, maths homework is now based around each child’s mental maths objective. Ask your child what their mental maths target is and encourage your child in revising for their next mental maths test. Keep supporting your child(ren) at home by finding fun ways to learn their new skill, for example use groups of pasta for to make concrete representations of numbers to develop your child’s confidence with their number bonds, or explore using playing cards and play “The Snap” where you have to find two numbers which make the whole. We test children weekly and once they have achieved Gold award (questions out of order and with missing numbers) they receive a certificate in the celebration assembly, and a letter with their next mental maths objective will be sent home. Similarly, when your child reaches Bronze and/ or Silver, your child will receive a slip to celebrate their success so they can move on to practising the next skill. Enjoy practising these mental maths’ targets with your children!
Supporting your child at home;
- Handwriting: Handwriting Practice
- Spellings: Fun things to do with spellings
- Reading: How to help your child with reading
- Maths: www.nrich.maths.org or www.topmarks.co.uk or http://www.mathematicshed.com/ or https://www.mathplayground.com/games.html
This weeks spellings;
Take Home Task
Did you know that elephants have a highly developed brain and their brain is three or four times larger than that of humans? After the Autumn half-term in Year One, we are going to study the story of ‘Elmer’, a kind elephant with a huge sense of fun! For your take home task this holiday we would like you to research elephants, explore their characteristics and their distinctive features. You can have a go at making your own elephant creatively and writing a report about elephants too. Elephants are also sadly endangered animals, so perhaps you can research why this is the case? We cannot wait to see these after we come back – have fun!
Please see our curriculum letter; curriculum letter Summer 1