I am Miss Crute, the Year 1 class teacher. The children are all settling into Year One well and working hard! You can also head over to our 'Curriculum' page to see more about what we are learning this year!
This half term, PE will be taught on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school on these afternoons. PE kits can be purchased from the office. It is vital for health and safety reasons that the children have the correct PE kit and pumps.
Reading is a very important aspect of learning, so we actively encourage children to read every night. It is important that your child has their book bag every day so they are able to take home their reading record and reading book. Book bags can be purchased at the main office. A positive work ethos makes all the difference to your child's learning, so your support from home is welcomed and encouraged.
Every Tuesday, homework will be given out and is to be handed in on the Friday. The homework is to review what the children have learnt during the week and help to consolidate their learning. The children will also be given weekly spellings to learn.
We used the part whole model to partition numbers up to 20. We have been learning all about number fact families.
Year Two have been reading Dogger and created their own fair for Year One and Reception. They made instructions about the games and designed posters to invite us. We had a brilliant time and won lots of prizes. Thank you Year 2!
Our history topic this half term is all about Kitty Wilkinson and how she helped the people of Liverpool. We have created a timeline about her life and when she opened the wash houses. We have created our own wash house to imagine what it would have been like. We were also very lucky to visit the Anglican Cathedral and learn even more, we saw a stained glass window of her and visited her grave. A lady acted as Kitty Wilkinson and told us all about her life. Finally, we made our own Kitty Wilkinson stained glass window.
This October the Giants make their final visit to Liverpool, Holy Cross has been asked to produce art work to be displayed in one of their locations! Year 1 got to make dream catchers for the giants. Thank you to all the parents who attended the workshop.
We have really enjoyed learning the words to Stick Man, we have created actions and a story map to help us remember the tricky parts! We are having fun becoming independent readers.