Welcome to Robins
Welcome to our Autumn term, we hope you had a fantastic holiday! We are very excited to be working with you all this year. For some of you it will be your second year in Class 1 and for others it will be your first time starting at Wilbarston. We are looking forward to starting our adventure together!
This term our topic will be ‘Tails, Scales and Whiskers’ . We will be exploring animals from all over the world , from big cats to tiny mice! The topic will start with looking at pets. Exploring the animals we have at home and how to care for animals. We will be visited by a member of Pets at Home to talk to us about pet care. We will learn about animals on the farm and have a farm coming to visit the school! Later on in the term we will exploring big cats around the world and spend time exploring different stories and fables that enable us to think about animals and where they live.
Please can your child please bring in a photograph of their pet (if you have one ) or an animal they like as this will aid with our discussions.
Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and collected in on a Tuesday. Homework will include: spellings (set within phonics groups for year 1) words to learn to sight read and a piece of maths or English homework.
It is vital that you read at home with your child at least 3 times a week to make sure they keep up with their reading progress. Each time your child reads at home they will be gain a sticker.
Letters and numbers...
It would be of great benefit to your child if you practice writing and reading numbers 1-20 at home and beyond if possible and recognising letter names and sounds at home.
Our school uses cursive handwriting. We will be asking children to use this in all writing. We know it is different to what you may be used to but many schools use this style now as children find it easier. Please ask us if you have any queries.
Miss Burgess, Miss Milne and Mrs Welch.