College Road, Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 4AR
Teacher: Mrs Felicity Lambe
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Sarah-Jayne Broadfoot, Mrs Chloe Eastman and Mrs Jayne Hargreaves.
We hope you had an enjoyable half term and are ready for a fun-filled, action-packed Term 6!
We are incredibly excited to be starting Term 6 and to be continuing with our topic Inspiring Individuals!
Throughout the summer term, we will be exploring the lives of significant individuals who have contributed to national and international achievements. We will continue by focusing on Leonardo Da Vinci (Artist and Inventor) and the Wright Brothers.
Our focus text, 'The boy who could fly' by Sally Gardner tells of Thomas who goes from being just an ordinary boy whom no one notices to being the most popular boy in school. Thomas' gift for flying brings him joy and heartache but with the help of a friend he discovers that things can get better.
In Maths, we will be working on fractions, position and direction, place value up to and beyond 100, money and time (reading the time to the whole and half hour).
We would be grateful if you could take the time to talk with your child about the above themes, and encourage them to research further by questioning friends and relatives or using books/internet.
Key Dates for Term 6
Monday 3rd June: Start of Term
Wednesday 5th June: KS1 Sports Day (1.10pm)
Week beginning Monday 10th June: Year One Phonics Screening
Friday 14th June: Art Work Walk Through (3.30pm)
Friday 21st June: PTA Summer Fayre (3.30pm)
Monday 1st, Tuesday 2nd July: Inset Days - School is closed for St Mary's Pupils.
Thursday 25th July: End of Term 6
(Please Note: We do our best to arrange these activities, but please be aware that they are intended activities and are subject to change)
We are continuing to help your child develop their reading skills at school, hearing them read individually at least twice a week. It would be incredibly beneficial for your child if they are heard to read daily at home.
Please remember to record any home reading, along with any comments in their individual reading records.
To further promote reading at Year 1, every time a child reads at home this term they will be given a raffle ticket.
Tickets will be drawn at the end of each week for a treasure box prize, and again at the end of Term 6 for a book.
(There will be more than one prize to win!)
DON'T FORGET! If your child has 5 pages completed by the end of term they will receive recognition in our celebration assembly as well as a certificate, badge, bookmark or pencil at the end of term!
Phonics at Year 1
In June, the phonics screening check will be taken individually by all Year 1 pupils.
There are two sections in this 40-word check and it assesses phonics skills and knowledge learned throughout Foundation Stage and Year 1.
This term we will be continuing to focus on alternative diagraphs for sounds that we have already learned.
A couple of useful phonics and reading websites are:
(Phase 2-4 Games will consolidate learning from EYFS, Phase 5 games will embed current Year 1 learning.)
(You have to register to access the above site... however it is free and has access to over 250 ebooks which are tablet friendly!)
When supporting your child with reading and phonics, please remember to...
Maths methods and strategies taught in school today are different from those that many parents learnt when they were at school. This can cause confusion when parents are trying to support their child at home. In order to help, the document below shows the main methods taught (in specific year groups) for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Each child’s progress is different; however, most children will acquire the listed methods by the end of the school year.
An overview of calculation strategies and methods - Key Stage 1
If you are interested in volunteering in school please come in and see us; we love having helpers in!
(You will need to be DBS
With many thanks for your continued support.