Welcome to Class 1
In our class, we love to learn through active play and exploration both inside and out. We are lucky to have the support of Mrs Coe, our fantastic teaching assistant, she takes the class on a Tuesday afternoon supported by Mrs Manning. We are delighted to welcome Miss Harker who is a trainee teacher and will be working with all the Year 1 children.
Parental Support is very important and would love to hear from you if you are available to help in any way. We hope this page will give an insight into our busy class. The safety and happiness of your child is very important to us so please come and see us at any time if you have any questions or concerns - we're always happy to help.
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Shawcross and Mrs Coe
Spring Term 2019
This term we will be learning about ‘My world. This will include mini topics on the United Kingdom, London, Space and animals. Reception children will now begin to focus on improving their reading and writing ability through daily practise and our Read Write Inc lessons. Maths will also continue to be important and children will begin to solidify number knowledge 1-20. Year 1s will be following the same curriculum as Class 2 and further topic planning for both Year 1 and Reception can be found below.
The following books will be used to enrich and structure literacy lesson for Reception children:
Q Pootle 5 by Nick Butterworth
Aliens in Underpants Save the World by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort
Me and my amazing body by Joan Sweeny
The Tiger who came to tea by Judith Kerr
Is that what friends do? by Marjorie Newman and Peter Browne
The Naughty Bus by Jan and Jerry Oke
Supermarket Zoo by Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves
All in One Piece by Jill Murphy
The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss
Here come the aliens by Colin McNaughton
Simon Sock by Sue Hendra
Developing Confident Writers
In order to help children develop their pencil grip, we have added some suggestions for activities at home. Please download the documents below. We recommend everyone does a 'Dough Disco' as often as possible!
Key class information
*PE day is a Friday for Year 1, Thursday for Reception- Please leave PE bags in school until half term and ensure your child is wearing something that they can independently take off/put back on. Occasionally PE days can change so PE kit must be in school daily. PE is often outside, please ensure your child has warm clothes.
*Ensure your child has a bottle of water in school every day - no squash please.
*Try to read with your child at least 3x week and make a brief comment in your child's book.
*Please encourage your child to go into the cloakroom on their own in the mornings as we are working on increasing their independence (as well as easing congestion!)
* Homework Year 1 - Year 1's get homework weekly. It includes spellings ( to be tested on Fridays), a maths activity, occasional phonics activities, handwriting and other 'one off' homework. All homework is to be handed in on a Thursday and is given out on a Friday.
* Homework Reception - Homework is optional for Reception children. They are given a homework book with a task to complete each week along with handwriting.
* Reading at home - children are given reading books and children are encourage to read a minimum of x3 a week. This includes Year 1 and Reception.