Hello Year 1 and welcome to our class page!
In our class our teachers are Mrs Chapman and Mrs Thackeray. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Whalley, Mrs Cooper and Mrs Jones. Miss Heath is our lunchtime supervisor.
Start and Finish Times
Our P.E. days are on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Children can leave their PE kits in school on their pegs. Please avoid bringing large bags.
Fruit is provided for free at break time, or you can bring in your own healthy snack from home. This could be some fruit, vegetable, rice cake etc. Every child should have their own water bottle for in class.
Reading Books and Homework
All of the children now have their own reading book. Please bring this in every day, even when it's not their day to change their book. The children should try to read for 5/10 minutes at home every night. If you read at home x3 times a week and sign your child's diary, they get a sticker on their record chart. The record books/diaries have a phonics section in the middle and a word list too that you can use to check off. Please practice these regularly.
Please check Class Dojo regularly as we often send messages out on there. If you need us please also don’t hesitate to send us a message. Each week we post a weekly update about our learning.
Spring 2 Learning
We are completing our topic 'The World' and we are starting our new topic 'How it works' wc 18th March.
In History we are learning about toys and comparing them to toys our parents/grandparents played with.
In Science we are learning how plants work. The children will name and label parts of plants and talk about their function. We will be getting our hands dirty digging and planting!
In RE we are learning about Christian festivals including Easter. We will also be looking at Muslim and Jewish festivals.
In PSHE, we are thinking about what makes us unique, the impact of kind and unkind behaviour and what makes a good friend.
DT is linked to History and children will make a moving toy.
In Computing, we are learning how to follow, correct and create simple algorithms using programmes on Purple Mash.
In Music, we are learning a blues song called 'The groove'. We'll be finding the pulse and rhythm and learning how to play instrumental parts- C + D on the glockenspiel.
Literacy texts this term:
Things that you can do at home
Read every day! Practice phonics and tricky/high frequency words regularly to build up their sight vocabulary.
Some online Maths games
Purple Mash is our computing programme but the website also provides a wealth of activities to promote learning in all subject areas. Please let Mrs Chapman or Mrs Thackeray know if you require your child's password.