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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust

Year 1

12th – 16th  March 2018

Year 1

Dear Parents / Carers,

Here is an outline of the learning we will be covering in the coming week


We will continue our topic ‘Change’. We will be learning about how we are continually growing and changing. During Lent we are reflecting on the way we can make change. We will be exploring how we can improve and prepare ourselves for the celebration of Easter.                             

Home Learning: Talk to your child about how, as a family, we can improve the way we interact with each other to prepare for Easter.

English and Science

This week is Science Week.  The children will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities related to water.  We will be sharing the book called ‘Lila and the Secret of Rain’ by David Conway and Jude Daly. The children will be learning about the Water Cycle, the importance of protecting our waterways and seas against pollution as well as experimenting how to make rain.   We are also collecting money for Water Aid to purchase water pumps for villages in Zimbabwe.  In Year 1 we are collecting 5ps and would be grateful if all children could bring in 5p. The children are excited trying to estimate how many 5ps it will take to empty each class’ pot of water and how many times in the week they can empty it of water and refill it with 5p

Sound of the week: ‘ure’  e.g. adventure injure and pure.

Word of the week: ‘says’ e.g. ‘stop annoying your sister’ 

 Home Learning:  Talk to your child about how important water is to our daily lives. What kind of a world would it be without water? Please help your child learn their weekly spellings thoroughly. They should be able to read, write and spell them without adult help. Please help your child to continue to progress in their reading by reading with them everyday.

Mathematical Development

This week the children will be learning to find halves in shapes, objects and quantities. They will be halving odd and even numbers. We will also be revisiting ‘o’clock’ and introducing half past the hour times on analogue and digital clocks.

Home Learning: Encourage your child to tell you ‘o clock’ times and ask them to identify the hour and minute hands on an analogue.

General Informations

Many thanks for your continued support..

Year 1 Team