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Brockenhurst C of E Primary School
& Pre-School

We Enjoy and Excel in the Presence of God

Year 1 - 10.11.23

Good afternoon, 

We have been having lots of fun practising the nativity songs this week. Owls should have come home with a costume letter yesterday. As the letter states, please do not buy accessories, but be as creative as you wish with what you already have. If anyone is finding it hard to provide a costume, please let us know and we can help. Please send costumes to school in a named carrier bag for the week commencing 27th November and no later than 1st December. 

In Phonics this week our focused sounds are; o (as in go), i (as in tiger), a (as in paper), e (as in he). We have stressed the importance of trying to use the sounds they first learnt in year R when sounding out words and if these do not make sense try using these new sounds. 

Tricky words are as follows; your, people, their, oh, Mr, Mrs, Ms, ask. 

In Maths, we have been learning how to subtract, using key vocabulary; minus, take away, less than, subtraction. We have been getting used to the symbols (- =) practically and recording to show our workings. We have used the cross out method to support children to understand the concept. There is some homework on Edshed to support. 

Today, we had great fun learning the Hindu story about Diwali. The children followed instructions brilliantly to create a Diwali dance with Charlotte from West End in School.

A huge thank you to our PTA for funding this experience. 

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend. 

Year 1 Team