Year 1 have had a cheeky yellow visitor who has caused mischief and mayhem. Keep your eyes open for Nibbles! He has nibbled through the ceiling and we think he may nibble through our favourite books. We have made Wanted posters, designed and built traps and we’ve been close to catching him. We are looking forward to exploring more of his story ‘Nibbles The Book Monster’ by Emma Yarlett. In Science we will explore materials and think about the best material to make a cage for Nibbles. In Maths we are exploring number bonds and partitioning numbers. We are continuing our Anima Phonics journey and will be meeting ‘The Naughtifier’ who will teach us lots of new ways of writing the sounds we have learnt so far.
Why not take a look at our Twitter account and use #Year1UHPS to see some of the exciting work we have been doing in class.
Top tips for Year 1:
PE kit. It is a good idea to send your child to school with their full PE kit at the start of every term, keeping PE kit in school until a school holiday. This is to make sure your child has their kit for every PE lesson. It is important that the children have appropriate PE kits including long sleeved top and jogging bottoms (for when it is cold) or t-shirt and shorts (when it is warmer). It may also be a good idea to add a jumper or hooded top in their bag when the weather turns colder.
Reading. Please listen to your child read their book regularly as this will support their confidence, fluency and has a huge impact upon their language and writing skills. Sharing and enjoying books together and reading to your child are equally important. We will be changing reading books on a Monday and Friday. Please ensure that you have signed your child’s reading record so their book can be changed.
Home learning books: We will also send out home learning books with fun activities to complete. These activities do not need to be completed all at once but your child can choose which order they wish to complete them in. Please send home learning books in on a Friday for us to have a look at.
The daily mile: Everyone is included in ‘the daily mile’ during the day in school. This is part of our curriculum so it is important that your child is able to take part in sensible footwear.
Labelling clothes: Please ensure all your children’s belongings are clearly labelled (especially jumpers and cardigans!).
Water and snack: If your child wishes to bring in their own snack, please ensure it is healthy (e.g. raisins and other fruit). Children are allowed to bring in water bottles and they have access to these during the day.
Thank you from the Year 1 team.