JSD Year 1 Newsletter

Week Ending Friday 7th February 2014

What have we done this week?


This week the children have written invitations for their Afternoon Tea and a summary in their own words, of how scones are made. Reading comprehension sheets were started. These help us to ensure that the children have a full understanding of what they have read.


A mental maths test was completed. It included questions on 10 more and also number bonds to 10.

The children used Numicon to create number bonds to 10. You can see some of their photos here. Numicon (click here for link) was enjoyed by all the class and was a great visual reminder of bonds to 7, 8 and bonds to 10 (6+4, 3 +7 and so forth). There are some lovely sites that reinforce bonds to 10:-





The children made the crazy sandwiches which they had planned last week. Some children acted out the role of a TV chef explaining what they were doing and introducing the ingredients. Some children were behind the scenes as the camera operator.

Book Week

Here are some activities for Book Week (3 – 7 March)

Book bus stop all children can bring in a book that they no longer want to swap for one they do! Tokens will be given to children who bring in unwanted books that, in turn can be ‘spent’ to take a new book home. A faux bus stop will be set up in the atrium (large cardboard bus on moveable display boards) with a bench and a basket of books for children to read during the course of the week so that children can stop, and read a book at the bus stop! Time will be allocated for children to ‘spend’ their token and take home a new book. All books ready to swap must be in by Friday 28th February

Shelfies Children to take photos of their bookshelves at home and bring them in for a display (in Media Centre). Children could write a line or two underneath to explain how they organise their shelves. To be displayed on a board in the Media Centre. All photos must be in by Friday 28th February for display

Read a book in an unusual place Children photograph themselves (or ask their parents to photograph them) in an unusual place reading a book (in the bath, upside down etc). Bring photos in for a display. Photos in by Friday 14th February for display

Parade On Friday 7th March, children dress up in a character/something related to a book about journeys. Parade around (inside) school with parents standing at the sides (like International day)

Fine Motor Skills

In fine motor skills the children have been completing their apple pompoms. These are on display in the atrium so keep an eye out for them.
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Extra Information

A big thank you to Hope’s dad and Dalia’s mum for coming in this week to bring cookery into the classroom. The children loved all the activities and really enjoyed tasting the results. We really appreciate the time and effort Sean and Sasha took over their activities. We are looking forward to some more demonstrations next week. Photographs of the bread making can be found here.

On Tuesday 08.50-10:00, Mr McNeil will be running an E-Safety Workshop in the Studio. It is open for all parents.

Have a great weekend!

The Year 1 Team

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