Welcome to Year 1's Class Page
Welcome back to school!! We are so happy to have all the children back!
The children are having a lovely time back at school and are so excited to be in their new classroom. After such a long time away from school, they have settled so well! I am very proud.
We have got a busy half-term ahead. Over the coming weeks I am going to assess the children in all areas of their learning. I will then be able to adapt my planning to suit their needs. Our first unit of English work is based around the story ‘The Colour Monster’. It is a lovely book that encourages children to open up and talk about how they feel, even when their thoughts are confusing. This is something I thought would be beneficial because of the strange world we are learning to live in!
Later on in the half term we will then start our ‘Once upon a time’ topic. In this topic we explore different traditional tales. Children will compare the tales and discover a variety of different versions. Children at the end of the half term will then attempt writing their own traditional tale. In Science we will be learning all about our bodies and how they work. In Maths we will be counting, adding and subtracting.
Please can you ensure that all of your child’s belongings are labelled with their name. Due to social distancing; it would also be helpful if you can teach your child how to zip their own coat up.
I have attached a curriculum coverage map to our class page so that you can keep up to date on what we are learning in school. I will do my best to keep you updated throughout the half term via the school app – so please make sure you have your notifications set to come on! =)
Please don't hesitate to contact me at the end of the day if you ever have any queries.
Thank you for your continued support and co-operation!
Home Reading Books - Each Monday, the children will take home a Big Cat Phonics book. These books should be read Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night at home and then returned fully read to school on Friday morning. On Friday, the children will then take home a Weekend Challenge book. This is an Oxford Reading Tree book that the children might find slightly more challenging. Challenge books then need to be returned fully read on Monday morning. As we are in unprecedented times, it is vital that children read two books a week at home in order to get back on track with their reading.
Reading Eggs Homework - Usernames and passwords for Reading Eggs will be stuck into the back page of home reading journals. Children should complete at least 1 lesson of Reading Eggs at home each week.
Abacus Homework - Usernames and passwords for Abacus will be stuck into home reading journals. Children will be given a new game most Fridays (providing the children have learned what they need to know in order to play the game) to be completed for the following Friday. (Abacus homework will commence after October half term)
PE - Children will take part in PE on Monday afternoons.