What a busy and fun first half of Year 1 it has been! When we looked back at our books today during Book Look, we were impressed at all the progress the children have made. We are embedding our learning and applying skills to their writing and reading. Thank you to all parents who could share their children’s learning today. They really like to show off their fantastic efforts, especially with their parents and carers.

Tuesday it was Internet Safety Day and we had a whole week of activities highlighting the importance of being safe when using the internet both at school and at home. Starting with an Assembly on Tuesday, the children drew posters in their classrooms, worked on building a display for the whole school and also completed their Big Write around this theme. We had interesting conversations with the children. Please follow up at home. Ask them what are their top tips and what to do when  they are using their electronic devices and something unusual happens. There will be a workshop in the near future when parents will also be invited.

We apologise for having to cancel “learning with your child” in Purple Class due to Mrs De Vynck being unwell. We have rescheduled it for the beginning of the next half-term and appointments will be available soon.

In Maths we finished our Unit on Place Value, comparing numbers using place value and number lines as well as counting in tens, fives and twos. Please practice this skill with your child at home. Although rote counting is important, using real objects to apply this knowledge is essential for their learning.

We are planning a range of exciting activities for Spring 2 and we wish you a restful and exciting half-term, whatever the weather.

The Year 1 team

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