KS1 Newsletter – Spring Term 2023
Reminders for Spring Term Two 2023
Please can you make sure your child has a coat and a sunhat at school every day as the weather is so changeable and a sunny morning can often change to a rainy afternoon. We like to take advantage of our lovely outdoor area and encourage the children to explore and investigate in the fresh air as much as possible whatever the weather (within reason!).
Please ensure your child has a named bottle filled with water with them each day.
Reading diaries will be sent home, and new eBooks assigned, on Fridays. Please return Reading Diaries to school on Mondays.
We will be sharing poems on Mondays, and on Wednesdays we will be celebrating children’s out of school achievements, so please send any trophies or certificates in on Wednesdays.
On P.E days children need to come to school on these days in their P.E kit.
Squirrel: Monday and Friday
Updates will continue to be uploaded to ClassDojo, so please remember to check for updates. If you need to get in touch with me, please message me directly on ClassDojo. If you would prefer to email, my email address can be found using the contact box on our class page on the school website.
Curriculum Focus for Spring Term Two 2022
Maths – In Maths Year 1’s will start with additive structures before learning about addition and subtraction facts within 10.
English – We will be writing to inform. The children will continue to focus on using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and writing in full sentences. We will also be looking at using conjunctions and adjectives and expanded noun phrases and we will be practicing our handwriting.
Science – In Science we will be learning about how materials are different.
R.E – We will be exploring which celebrations are important to Muslims and what the different practices are that link with these celebrations.
P.E – In P.E we will be exploring hockey skills. Robin and Rabbit will also be learning how to move their body to music, while Squirrel will be doing handball with the P.E coach.
D&T – We will be learning how a hot air balloon can be made strong enough to carry a toy figure.
Music – Year 1’s will be exploring the question ‘How does music help us understand our neighbours?’
Diary Dates for Spring Term 2023
Monday 20th February – Children return to school.
Thursday 2nd March – World Book Day – pyjamas to be worn.
Friday 17th March – Non-uniform day in exchange for the Chocolate Bingo.
Tuesday 21st March – Chocolate Bingo, 3:30 - 4:30pm.
Thursday 23rd March – Chocolate Bingo, 3:30 – 4:30pm.
Wednesday 29th March – Parents Evening.
Thursday 30th March – Parents Evening.
Friday 31st March – Last day of Spring term one.
As we have learnt, the best made plans sometimes need to change. The above dates may need to be altered but we will do our best to communicate any necessary changes as soon as we are aware.