Class 1

Class 1:

Welcome to Class 1:

 

Welcome to Class 1! We have a ‘can do’ attitude and love learning in lots of different ways. Our class has children in Reception and Year 1 and we all help each other to be happy learners. Our lessons promote our creativity and independence, often learning through investigation and problem solving.

 

Class 1's teacher is Mr Dean. Mrs Houghton and Mrs Crowder are class 1's invaluable teaching assistants.

This half term our topic is 'Splendid Skies'.  

 

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Important Information:

PE is on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure you bring your PE kit into school. 

Reading books will be daily. Please ensure your child brings their reading book and reading diary to school every day. We aim to change your child's book as frequent as we can, sometimes up to three times a week. 

Also, please ensure your child brings back their homework completed by the expected completion day.

Homework will be sent home every Friday. This is to be returned by Wednesday of the following week. The homework will be set in the red books. If you have any questions regarding homework please see me. Throughout the term homework will consist of a weekend recounts, maths, literacy and phonics specific tasks, including spellings.

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Splendid Skies:

Let’s put on our coats, pop up our brollies and investigate the weather. 


This half term, we’ll take a walk outdoors to find out about different types of weather and to look for signs of the seasons. We’ll study TV weather reports, make weather symbols and learn about the life and work of Sir Francis Beaufort. Creative opportunities will allow us to explore weather in works of art, make season trees and create seasonal music! We’ll compose weather poems and write postcards describing the weather in different places. Our thinking skills will come in handy when we experiment with thermometers, investigate the effects of the Sun and compare weather around the world.


When we are weather experts, we will share our knowledge with you. We will record and broadcast weather reports, perform weather songs and music and describe our ideal holiday destinations.

Help your child prepare for their project.

Weather is wonderful! Why not go for a walk and observe the weather? Take photographs and make notes of interesting observations. Alternatively, study a weather app together to see how symbols are used to show the weather over the coming days. You could also fly a kite in the park on different days to find out which conditions are best for kite flying!

Below is a PDF attachment to provide you with some voluntary activities you might want to do at home and the overview booklet for our topic this half term.

 

Splendid Skies Overview                Home Learning Ideas

Phonics:

We follow the Phonics Play and Letters and Sounds Phonics programme. Below are the current phases we are working on.

You can watch Jolly phonics songs on the following links:

Phase 2

Phase 3

Phonics Screening:

 

Thank you for the parents in attendance for our Phonics Screening workshop. Please find attached (below) the presentation in PDF form and useful documents to help you with the Phonics Screening Checks.

The Phonics Screening Check is a statutory reading check that all Year 1 children take in June, week beginning Monday 18th June.

The check is designed to assess if each child has reached the age appropriate standard of decoding by the end of Year 1.

The check has been designed so that all children of all abilities will be able to take part.

Click on the links below for phonics play games to help with your phonics screening check.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/BuriedTreasure2.html

Year 1 Screening Workshop           2017 Screening check             2016 Screening check            Phonics Screening Resources

Spellings:

 

‘High Frequency Words'.

 

There are 100 words that come up in reading most often and these are called ‘high frequency words’. Some of these words are ‘tricky’ words (said) that you can’t sound out. Other words are words you can sound out (and), but the children need to be able to recognise them straight away. The documents are below for you to practice at home with your child.

 Year  1 Spellings         Year Reception Spellings                   100 High Frequency Words Word Mat

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