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. This year we will also be welcoming Mrs Clayton into our classroom - Mrs Clayton is a teaching student from Derby University.
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, Mrs Coe and Mrs Clayton
Autumn Term 2018
This term we will be learning about ‘Festivals and Celebrations’. This will include mini topics on Harvest Festival, Bonfire Night, Remembrance, Diwali, Holi and Christmas. Reception children will spend the majority of the term learning the routines and expectations of the classroom, as well as their planned curriculum activities. 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. Children will explore traditions from all over the globe and think carefully about themselves and what makes them unique.
The following books will be used to enrich and structure literacy lesson for Reception children:
Elmer by David McKee
Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Little Red Hen
Oliver's Vegetables by Vivan French
Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas
The Story of Rama and Sita
Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg
The Gingerbread Man
Supertato by Sue Hendra
Jolly Christmas Postman by Allan Ahlberg
Jesus' Christmas Party by Nicholas Allan
We will be joining with Class 2 in order to produce a Christmas Production. All children are involved and details will follow nearer the time.
Key class information
*PE day is a Friday- 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.
*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 so that they can collect stickers for their bookmarks.
*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.