English in Autumn 1 Term-9.9.2020
For Autumn 1 in Year One, we will have 'The Enormous Turnip' Story as our Reading focus. We will be reading the text and using it to answer reading comprehension questions whilst also getting to know the story very well and writing the story as part of our Big Write, We will also be focusing on using this story as part of our Grammar, using capital letters and full stops, as well as finger spaces between our words. This is a wonderful story which is simple and repetitive, but also fun, which is needed for Year One at this stage in the year. Please ask your child about the story they are learning in class- I am sure they would love to tell you and please feel free to practise retelling or writing the story with your child at home.
Octopus 8 Club
In Year 1 all children need to be writing using the cursive style with some children joining these letters. Handwriting is therefore a crucial part of their curriculum and will help them as they move through the school. The Octopus 8 club looks for 8 children who are trying really hard with the presentation of their work in all of the lessons. Each week, we look for 8 new members who will wear their Octopus 8 badge with pride. The top 3 children at the end of the half term will receive some special golden time!