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Welcome to Class 1

 

In Class 1 we aim to explore, learn and have fun!

 

It looks as though it will be a very busy term which I am sure will be enjoyable for both children and adults.

 

This term in Class 1 we will be beginning the term with a topic called Let’s Pretend.  This topic will give us the chance to do lots of acting, role play and pretending.  The children will become familiar with lots of different characters, stories, and roles.  We will finish the term with a topic called Shopping.  This topic allows us to learn all about money.  During this topic the children will learn to buy and sell items and we might even work together to plan a school fundraising event towards the end of the term.

 

In Maths we are using a new Maths curriculum which looks at children mastering key skills and becoming fluent and confident mathematicians.  The children have all been enjoying our new Maths Mastery approach and I am sure they will make great progress this term.

 

In English the children will be exposed to lots of stories including The Little Red Hen, Billy’s Bucket, Tuesday, Jack and the Beanstalk, dear Zoo, Each, Peach, Pear, Plum and a variety of poetry.  In Phonics our Year 1 children will learn a variety of ways to make different sounds using more unusual digraphs (two letters which make the one sound)  when reading and writing which will continue to support them as they become fluent readers and writers.

The Foundations Stage children will continue to work with single letter sounds to read and write words, but will also learn a range of simple digraphs to enable them to read and write a greater range of words.

 

Reading

The children are all making great progress with their reading and I am sure with your continued regular support they will continue to become much more fluent and confident readers.  I always try to remind parents that the two most important things to remember when reading with children are fun and variety.

 

  • Fun - Reading is fun and should always remain an enjoyable activity to take part in and if at any point it stops being an enjoyable experience you should STOP and come back to it later in the day.

 

  • Variety – Children learn to read quicker and become much more confident readers when they read a variety of books, not just the school reading scheme books.  Therefore I would suggest that some nights you read a ‘school’ book and some nights read something different, such as an information book, an atlas, a comic, a picture book, a poetry book, a joke book or simply make up your own story together.

 

If you ever have any questions please feel free to come and talk to us at the end of the day, put a note in the reading diary or leave a message for me at the office.

 

Thank you.

 

Miss Way, Mrs Harvey, Mrs Green and Mrs Cable

 

  

 

Spare clothes – a plea!

  

 

If you have any spare socks or PE shorts please could you donate them to Class 1!

 

Tissues

Thank you for the boxes of tissues, please keep them coming, they are a big help.

 

Cold weather clothes

 

We have taught the children to ‘put the rabbit down the hole’!  Hats, scarves and gloves are pushed into the sleeves of their coats to keep them ‘safe’. If they are wet, we put them on an airier to dry. Please make sure they are named, we do our best to keep your child matched to their belongings.

 

PE

 

PE is on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  If the girls could avoid wearing tights on those days it would be helpful, as they need additional help getting them back on.

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