First Day back…..

It was lovely to see all of the children with bright smiles and lots of excitement – thank you so much for keeping to the path and allowing us to develop our outdoor area this term.

Our visit to church was fabulous, the children remembered all the words to Spring Chicken and walked beautifully.

Today was the day of the enormous turnip.. did you see it?

The Papaya That Spoke

This week we have been learning the story of the papaya that spoke through the T4W approach as Mr Dale explained in our newsletter this week. Here is the story map that we have been using in class, see if your child can tell you the story using actions.papaya that spoke story map

As well as learning the story we have been focusing our guided reading to look at the story in more detail.

The children also had a chance to taste a papaya – it was more of a hit than we were expecting!!

Next week we will begin to adapt the story, focusing on a pineapple! We will be trying pineapples on Monday, so please let us know if your child has an allergy.

Please make sure your child had a PE kit for Monday and suitable clothes for the weather – its meant to be to be getting colder 🙂

We are of course always trying to improve our achievements in Year One, with the focus on our Phonics Screening at the end of the year we really appreciate you reading with your child every night for 10 minutes as this is proven to make a huge difference to their progress in both reading and writing – Thanks as always for your continued support!

Happy New Year from the Year 1 Team