Year 1

A warm welcome to our Year 1 home page. On this home page you will find information about what the children are learning, latest news, achievements, homework and useful links.

Our teachers are:

1B - Miss Butler

1O - Miss Opie

1W - Miss Ward

Mrs Cash

Year 1 News

Thank you to all of the children for your hard work during literacy this week. You have all worked really hard in retelling the story of Goldilocks and the three bears.

Achievements

Well done to the children who won the good and best work certificates in assembly!

We are Learning

Our topic for this half term is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. In Literacy we have introduced our Goldilocks and the three bears topic. Over the last two weeks the children have really hard to use their sounds to help them write their own version of the story of Goldilocks and the three bears. The children remembered the story well and by the end of this week were able to join in with almost all the words when we retold the story as a class verbally on the carpet. In Numeracy we have been enjoyed practising counting to 100 while getting fit at the same time. Our lesson focus has been to be able to read and write numbers up to ten both as the number and in words. We have been focusing on our number formation, which is beginning to show improvement. The children really enjoyed learning all about the similarities and differences between humans and animals in Science. They were able to use images and write down parts of the body they noticed are the same and parts of the body which are different.

Homework

Homework will go out this Friday and should be returned on the following Thursday. The homework this week is to find one more and one less than a given number using the number line to support. Also, we would like the children to practice forming capital letters this week. Please support your children with their homework.

Reading books have been given out this week. Please read with your child for 5-10 minutes every day and make a comment in their reading record. Please note that without a comment the reading books will not be changed.

Year Group Events

Wednesday 28th June is parent book day.
Thursday 29th June trip to the Black Country Museum.
Wednesday 12th July, 1:30pm is KS1 Sports Day.

Useful Links

Year Group Information

Homework
At Dorrington, homework is considered to be a vital part of the children’s education, as it not only supports but enhances the learning taking place in school. We ask that all parents and carers support children in their homework and encourage them to take responsibility for their own learning.

Homework will be given out every Friday and includes one piece for literacy, numeracy, science/IPC and spellings. In addition, we ask that children read at least three times per week to an adult and have their reading records completed accordingly. As an ongoing commitment to drive progress in mathematics at Dorrington, children also have a multiplication project to complete each week. All homework will be collected on the following Thursday.

P.E.
Each week children participate in two physical education sessions (one indoor the other outdoor). These P.E. sessions play a vital role in educating children about the benefits of enjoying a healthy lifestyle as well as promoting the spiritual, moral social and cultural aspects associated with P.E.  It is therefore important that all children participate in these sessions.

Please ensure children have the appropriate P.E. kit for their PE days:

White T-shirt
Black Shorts/Tracksuit bottoms
Suitable footwear (Trainers for outdoor P.E.)

Outdoor Education
We ask that children come to these sessions in appropriate outdoor clothing, which can be left in school during term time. It is suggested that children have with them a warm, waterproof coat and sensible footwear appropriate for outdoor use i.e. boots or wellingtons.

If you have any questions or queries regarding your child, please do not hesitate to contact the school office to arrange to speak to a year group teacher or make an appointment if necessary.

E-Safety

At Dorrington, we believe that the Internet plays an important role in developing children’s learning. As part of our commitment to E-Safety we recommend that children use  ‘Safe Search’ (Click the link below) when browsing the Internet at home. Safe search is designed to make it safer for children to access webpages. However, it is still recommended that children are always supervised when using the Internet.