Court Farm Primary School

Dream Believe Achieve

Welcome to Year 1

Year 1 teacher: Mrs Goymer 

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Bamford and Miss May

Curriculum

Click here to find out about what we will be learning about this term.

General Information 

  • Year 1 have PE every Wednesday and Thursday, please make sure PE kits are in school all week.     

Homework

Homework will be given out on Friday each week and is due back by Wednesday of the following week.

Children will be given: spellings and either a phonics or maths activity to complete. If children need help with their homework could you please let us know by Monday and they can attend the homework club at lunch-time.

The spelling test will take place on a Friday afternoon and a copy of the test will be sent home on a Friday with the homework.

As with homework, book bags need to be in school every Monday   as an adult will listen to children read.   The book will be changed and book bags will be given back same day with the white reading record book – this needs to be completed - every time your child reads. Children to return their books the following Monday.

Children are reminded to take care and look after their reading and record books as they would a book in school! There will be a prize for the neatest book at the end of the year...

 

Each week children will be expected to:

  ▪ Practise and learn spellings  

  ▪ Read each night                   

  ▪ Practise and learn tables (2, 5 and 10)

Power Project

At the beginning of every half term a topic based project will be given out click here to see. Children (and parents) need to ‘earn’ 10 POWer Points. You can choose any of the tasks to complete and do them in any order. When children have completed a task they should bring it to school. Each half term, work will be chosen from different classes to ‘show off’ in our celebration assembly. By all means go over the 10 points.

 

Parents’ role

  • Let us know if children struggled with any of the tasks
  • Please sign the reading record book when your child has read
  • Indicate if they spent the time on the task but couldn’t complete it.
  • Let us know if there is a genuine reason why the homework was not completed.
  • Support and encourage, but avoid ‘doing’ the homework!

Topic lesson - Europe 

Some examples of famous European landmarks are:

  • Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, London, UK.
  • Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
  • Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
  • Colosseum, Rome, Italy
  • Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany.
  • Ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  • Acropolis, Athens, Greece.

 

For more information and pictures, see: http://www.leger.co.uk/blog/2016/02/26/top-european-landmarks-to-visit/

 

Dates for your diary...

WC 11th June: PSHE & Healthy Eating week

WC 11th June: Phonics Screening

Tuesday 19th June: Class photos

Wednesday 27th June: Class assembly

Thursday 5th July: Open Evening

WC 9th July: Enterprise week

Greek Orthodox Church

As part of Multi-faith week we visited a Greek Orthodox Church to see what it was like in there. We had a lovely time and were surprised at how beautiful the church was.

Toy Workshop

On Friday 13th October we had a toy workshop in school to support our topic about toys. The children were toy detectives and had to repair broken toys. They investigated the materials that were used for making toys and then had to make one of their own.