West End Primary School

West End Lane, Leeds,
West Yorkshire LS18 5JP

0113 2582819


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Year 1 Kingfisher Class


Week Commencing 19th March 2018



What a fantastic week, the children have been focusing on their learning objectives and producing some really lovely work. Big focus on phonics this week, identifying digraphs that make the same sound and investigating which one we should use. For example, we looked at 'ur', 'ir' and 'er' and we identify that if and 'er' sound is at the end of a word we tend to use the 'er' for spelling. We also looked at words such as, shirt, dirt and nurse, purse. We have identified some digraphs that the children have to work on individually and I will be supplying you with specific individual sounds on parents evening that the children can work on.


In maths, we have been working on fractions. We have been dividing shapes into halves and quarters and learning the mathematical signs 1/2 and 1/4. The children have enjoyed investigating what numbers can be halved by using numicon and have discovered that you can only half even numbers.

In our topic work we have read the story of the great fire of London and on Monday we were visited by some real fire fighters. Before they came the children all thought of an interesting question to ask them. We looked at the vocabulary we needed to ask a question for example, how, why, what, when and where to begin our questions and of course we had to use a question mark to finish them off. We had a fantastic time looking at all the equipment they use and the children even got to use a hose.


 Next week we are going to be looking at time. Could you discuss time with the children and also talk about the seasonal changes that are taking place? As the clocks go forward this Saturday evening (don't forget) the children should notice that it will be lighter on an evening and a morning from now on. I have placed a sheet in their homework books that they can begin to look at o'clock times and to write any seasonal changes that they notice. Lets hope it begins to get warmer.  



Year 1 Parent Event
Thank you so much to both parents and grand parents for coming into school to work with the Kingfishers. The children really enjoyed sharing their learning with you, it was lovely to see. They showed a lot of enthusiasm for the activities and we have continued with some this week during free choice time. I have put some pictures of the recent days below, I hope you enjoy looking at them. Thanks again for your continued support.



Be safe and enjoy the weekend

Mr Marsden



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Reading and spelling are daily activities and additional weekly homework will be given on a Thursday to be returned to school by Wednesday the following week.

For lists of high frequency words to help support spelling and reading, please click on the links below.


Phonics Play Games

100 High Frequency Words


To help support your child joining up their letters using the cursive handwriting style, please click on the link below.

Cursive Letter Formation Sheets



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