Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Wednesday 22nd July

Welcome to the final blog from Year 1!

The year has flown by and we have enjoyed learning with your children – they are amazing and we will miss each and every one of them. Their enthusiasm for learning has been rewarded by fantastic progress and they now seem so grown up and ready for year 2. We have really enjoyed being a part of their learning journey, we are so proud of them all!
On behalf of the whole Year 1 team we would also like to say a huge thank you for all your very kind and generous cards and gifts, they are much appreciated and will remind us of a marvellous year group!


















The children have made fantastic progress in maths this year and some parents have asked for ideas to maintain this progress during the summer holidays. Here is a list of websites that you might find useful (and fun!) to practise some of our learning from Year 1. Remember there is a list of ‘maths targets’ in the home school book for further details and ideas of activities to do at home, should you wish to do so. 

Games to practise number facts:

Games to practise number facts of 10 or 20:

A game to practise adding 10 or multiples of 10 to any number:

A game to practise missing number sentences (addition and subtraction):

A game to reinforce place value:

Games to practise multiplication and division:

Games to practise telling the time:


Using coins to ‘pay’ for items, recognising shapes in the environment, weighing ingredients to bake or measuring using rulers are all great ways to practise our learning from year 1,  whilst having fun during the holidays! 

As you know a librarian from Harpenden library came to visit week and told the children all about the summer reading challenge – ‘Record Breakers’. This is a rewarding way to maintain their reading skills during the summer. As your children will tell you the way to improve your reading is to ….read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read!
Happy reading!


If your child would like to do some writing during the holidays – great! Maybe they would like to write some postcards, a recount of a day out or a magic story set on the beach! Remember those capital letters, full stops and interesting words! Happy writing!

We hope that you all have a safe, happy and relaxing summer holiday, and we look forward to catching up with the children in September.

Happy holidays and thank you all again,
 Year 1 Teachers