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Parley First School

Glenmoor Road, Ferndown, Dorset. BH22 8QE

01202 874400

Welcome to our Year 1 Page ! 

Class of 2017/18

Arts Week

Home-learning heroes

Our first home-learning celebration in November was a great way to share ideas with each other. We chatted to our friends about what we found out and looked at all the different ways we could present our learning.

Marvellous mathematicians!

We have been learning about numbers and how to represent them in different ways.

We have also been thinking about how to make repeating patterns using shape and colour.

Amazing artists!

In art we have been studying Kandinsky. He used lots of colours and shapes in his work. We have explored different techniques to create our own pictures.

Welcome to Year 1!

 Please keep coming back to this page as photos of the children and their learning will be posted from time to time!

Welcome to Year 1!

We hope your children are excited to be in Year 1.  They have all settled quickly into school life and are finding their way around and adapting to new routines with a smile!

Our topic for the first half of term is ‘Mr Wolf’s Week’. Within this topic we will be studying weather patterns and changes connected to the seasons. We will be investigating how to measure using rain gauges and designing our own kites. Literacy and Maths will be taught wherever possible in a cross curricular approach.

After half term the topic will be ‘Whizz, Bang, Pop!’ where we will be studying events in history with close links to art and music. Further details of our curriculum can be found by clicking on the curriculum map and timetable links at the top of this page.

Below are some reminders so that you can help us in the organisation of the school day:

We take part in PE lessons outside throughout the year. The weather can be quite cold so please could you ensure that your child has a warm outside PE kit (jumper, trousers, socks and trainers suitable for hard surfaces). For those children who are part of the football club at lunchtime, please could you ensure that they have appropriate kit (separate to their PE kit) and a plastic bag to store their muddy boots. 

Your child has a learning log in their book bags to record their reading achievements. One of the main focuses in year 1 is for them to learn Phase 3 and 5 phonemes (sounds). There is a copy of these sounds in the middle of the learning log to enable you to support your child in learning them.

In order to encourage your child to become more independent in their learning, we offer a range of home learning activities that are relevant to the topics we are covering. At the beginning of each term we will publish the activities on the website, with a date for the children to complete it by. These activities do not need to be completed every week, and not everything needs to be brought in to school. We hold celebration mornings where the children can look at each other’s home learning and see how different people have presented their learning. If your child does something they are really proud of at home please feel free to let them bring it in to show the class.

Your child will also need the following items in school every day:

1.  Book bag, reading books and reading log.
2.  Fruit or vegetable snack for morning break.
3.  Bottle of water only to drink throughout the day. We allow the children to get a drink whenever they need to, and although juice or squash is permitted in lunch boxes, it is not advisable for the children to have sticky, sugary drinks in the classroom as they can attract ants, spoil classroom resources and stain the carpet if spilled.

Your children have the opportunity to change their reading books as and when they need to during our Early Bird sessions. We encourage them to choose their own books, as we want to foster a genuine love of reading. We would also like to encourage your child to join the local library. It is a brilliant way for them to develop reading skills, learn about different genres and take part in reading activities and games.

We would like to bring to your attention our plans for a Year 1 school visit to Honeybrook Farm in June 2018, as part of our learning about life and living processes. Details of this visit, along with costings will be sent to you later in the term.

We value your partnership with you very much. If you have any queries please do come and see us at the end of the day.

Mrs Nesbitt                    Mrs Hawker