Welcome to the Class One page!
The Year 1 teacher is Miss McConville and Mrs Thompson supports learning in our classroom.
Mrs Thompson and I will be on the playground from 8.50 a.m. every morning. This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions or raise any concerns that you may have about your child. Either of us will be more than happy to help you so please do not hesitate to approach us.
School begins promptly at 8.55 a.m.
I will lead the children as we walk to the classroom where they will hang up their coats on their designated peg, place book bags into the box provided and make their way into the classroom for registration.
Curriculum for this half term
In Maths we will be covering the following:
Counting to 10 including counting forwards and backwards.
Count, read and write numbers to 10 in numerals and words.
Identify one more or one less from any given number.
Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least.
In English we will be basing our work on the following:
Texts with repeated phrases and predictable patterns.
Writing sentences and remembering to include capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
Writing invitations, lists, captions and speech bubbles.
- We will focus on basic letter formation and developing phonic knowledge for reading and writing.
In Science we will be looking at naming and labelling parts of the human body and the five senses.
In History we will be exploring how we change through time.
In R.E we will thinking about what is special to us and where we belong.
In P.E we will develop a range of skills around throwing and catching as well as gymnastics skills that put basic routines together.
In Art we will explore a range of techniques.
In Computing we will focus on basic programming of our Bee bots.
Please check your child’s homework diary weekly as this will keep you updated with the homework for the coming week.
Maths homework is primarily based online using interactive resources including our Abacus Maths scheme. However, there may be some pieces of written maths homework.
Reading, being an essential part of learning, the children will be provided with books that are changed as often as required, once completed. The children take responsibility for indicating the need for new books. Parents are encouraged to read with their child regularly and we operate a system whereby the children receive a stamp for four reads or more in a week. We would appreciate your continued support with this and recommend that you spend some time, at least four times a week reading with your child. Even a snatched five minutes is better than nothing! Please log each read in the Reading Record, even if this is only part of a book. If you would like some guidance as to how to approach any aspect of your child’s homework or reading, please do not hesitate to ask. Also, words for learning will be sent home as and when appropriate.
Your child is required to bring their P.E kit to school at the beginning of each half term and it will remain in school until the end of that half term, when it will be sent home for washing. P.E is usually on a Wednesday and Friday, but this can be subject to change. Earrings should not be worn for P.E and plasters over them is not an accepted solution. Long hair must be tied back securely. The required P.E kit is listed in your child’s new School Planner. Could you please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with their name to prevent any items going missing.
Please ensure that your child brings a clearly labelled water bottle to school at the beginning of the week. This enables them to have access to a drink of water throughout the day. We have a water only policy in the school, so please do not provide your child with juice or flavoured water. Water bottles can be refilled whenever necessary.
I look forward to working with you and your child this year and please contact us if you have any queries regarding this letter or any aspect of your child’s school life.