Children are expected to read every night and a comment placed in their reading diary.  Children's books will be changed

once a week on Monday but they will need to hand their book in daily to earn reading raffle tickets.  Reading is not just about reading the words on the page but understanding what the story is about.  We will be working on their comprehension skills so please ask lots of questions about their books and what they have read.


We ask your child to hand their book in every morning and will initial that they have read and received a reading raffle ticket.


Please continue to read with your children. It is important that the children practice this skill.  Reading underpins the whole of the school curriculum.


please complete the sheet comparing different amounts and numbers.


 look, don't, come, will, into

Suggested Year 1 reading list

Welcome to Emerald Class

Week ending 18th January 2019

What a fun packed week we have had in Emerald class!



 In English this week we have been focusing on settings of different traditional tales and fairy tale stories. We know that the setting is where the story takes place. We have been listening to lots of different stories and comparing the different settings looking at what is different a similar about them. We then thought about describing the different settings. We have used lots of adjectives to describe different settings from Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella. We then had a go at writing some short sentences to describe the settings.


In Maths this week we have been focusing on comparing amounts of objects and numbers. We have been practising counting in tens to count amounts of objects to compare which has more. We have also been looking at how many tens and ones a number has to compare which one is the biggest number, we have then been using the more than, less than and equal symbols to record this. We have also been practising counting in twos.


In music this week we have continued to learn the song your imagination. We were really excited to also play the recorder to accompany the song; we can’t wait to practise again next week! We also listened to the song supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, which we really enjoyed; we then compared the two songs looking at the different tempos of the songs.


In PE this week we are continuing gymnastics. We have been practicing some more balancing and travelling movements. We have also been learning how to climb safely on equipment and jump in a variety of ways and land with increasing control and balance. We are trying really hard to keep still when we are balancing so that we are controlled.

On Friday we were really excited to have the owls visit us. We had a whole school assembly where we got to see all of the owls and learn some great facts about owls! Some of the owls were very nosy and stubborn as they didn’t want to retrieve their treat! We then had our photograph taken with the barn owl. In the afternoon we did some fun owl activities.

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Waller and Mrs Goldstone