Swifts 2nd November

Swifts have had an enjoyable and hard working first week back in school after Easter. 
A Brain Builder has been set on finding facts about birds, mammals and reptiles. It needs to be returned by the 27th April.
Your child will have brought home spellings to learn. After completing the 'look, cover, write, check' section, please can they write each word in a sentence.
Please make sure your child brings in their coat with them every day because the weather is so variable at present. Your child will need their water bottle every day. If they wish to bring in a snack, please could you put it in a separate bag so they can put it in their tray in the morning ready for snack time after break.
Our PE days are on a Monday and Wednesday and on these days they will need to come in their PE kits.
Miss Garton
Our Value for this fortnight is appreciation.
Remember to read at least three times a week so that you can become a Star Reader.
Our Swifts of the Week are Kacie-May and Layla. They have had a lovely smiley hard working week in school.
Our fab writer of the week is Avie who has completed some super neat work.
Our mathematician of the week is Jamal for good maths thinking.
Our text is 'Why elephant has a trunk'.
Remember to do Doodle Maths at least three times a week.
Maths Skills to work on.
  • Perfect your number formation.
  • Learning number bonds for numbers to 10 and 20
  • Understanding the language of more than, greater than, less than, fewer than.
  • Count on and back in 1s, from different starting numbers.  Work to 100.
  • Count up in 2s.  2, 4, 6, 8, 10...
  • Count up in 5s.  5, 10, 15, 20, 25...
  • Count up in 10s. 10, 20, 30, 40, 50...
  • Count back in 10s from 100
  • To learn doubles for numbers 1 to 12
  • To use a ruler to measure using centimetres.


Towards the end of Year One your child will have a Phonics test. This will focus on reading 'real' and 'alien' words. There are some examples below of words that they will need to be able to sound out using their phonic skills.
Every week on a Friday, your child will receive spelling homework. This needs to be completed and handed in by the following Wednesday. 
Every other week your child will receive a Brain Builder. This will need to be completed by the date in the Brain Builder.
Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Your child will need to come in their PE kit on these days.
Our library day is on a Thursday. Please can your child bring in their library book every Thursday so that they can change it for a fresh library book.