Welcome to Year 1!
In Class 1 the teacher is Mrs Evans and the teaching assistant is Mrs Spruce. Please find information about our current topics below. You will find daily routines in the class booklet and topic letters. We plan everything around our current topic making everything cross-curricular where possible.
This half term our topic is entitled ‘This is the House that Jack Built’. This is a science based topic focusing on materials where we will be investigating everyday materials and their properties. We will have a go at learning the rhyme ‘This is the House that Jack Built’ and accompanying it with musical instruments and sound effects. Towards the end of the term, children will get the chance to design and create their own houses like Jack!
Next half term, our topic is entitled ‘Florence and Mary’. This is a history based topic looking at the events associated with Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole during the Crimean War.
The children have settled in well and have enjoyed their first few weeks in Class 1! Have a look at what we have been up to!
We have been looking at ways to calm down when we feel angry or upset.
We have been builders in our role play area. These children are making a great wall!
We have been finding objects made from different materials. This group have found things that are made out of plastic.
We have been retelling the traditional tale ‘The Three Little Pigs’.
We have created a story map of the traditional tale ‘The Three Little Pigs’.
Children receive new homework every Friday and this needs to be in the following Thursday. All homework is based on what the children have learnt in class that week. Children should be able to attempt homework independently, but may need some adult support to help them keep on task and to answer any questions if they get stuck. Homework tasks are normally literacy or maths based, but can take the form of topic or research based activities. As part of their homework, children will be sent new Action Words to practise at home every fortnight.
Children receive new spellings every Friday and will be tested on the words the following Thursday. The spellings children are given link to the spelling pattern we have been learning in class that week. Please use the ‘look, cover, write, check’ method in their yellow spelling books to help the children learn their spellings. We will note any mistakes your child makes in their yellow spelling book for further revision at home.
Please encourage your child to read their reading book as often as possible at home. It is beneficial for your child to read daily. They don’t have to complete a book each night, but a couple of pages every day is extremely valuable to making good progress in reading. Once you have marked in their reading record that the book has been completed, we will change it at school.
Our PE lessons this half term are on a Wednesday and Thursday. Please make sure that your child has their PE kits in schools with suitable clothing for indoor and outdoor lessons. Please make sure that all earrings are taken out on PE days. Mr Sheahan will continue to teach PE across the school, therefore PE lessons may change each half term to make sure each class is able to work with Mr Sheahan. We will inform you of any changes.