Due to popular demand I will set some spellings for you to learn with your children this week. They are not too challenging so I am sure they can learn them in time for a test on Friday. I will be setting each week's spellings on a Monday morning for a test on Friday. I will be setting six spellings a week for the next few weeks. You will have had some of these words in your spelling tests previously, but recent assessments in school have shown that we need to look at these again so that children are spelling them quickly and easily. I want every child to be able to spell all of these words before they go to Year 2 in September.
These spellings come from the Common Exception Words which children need to be able to spell by the end of Year 1. I have attached the full list of common exception words on here so you can see the full list that we will be going through over the next few weeks.
Week Beginning 23rd March 2020
I am sure that many of you know that I was ill last week and am slowly returning to full health. While I recuperate at home I intend to put together a range of activities for you to complete with your children at home. These activities will be ready for the week beginning Monday 30th March.
This week (week beginning 23rd March 2020) I would like to set all children a challenge. I have attached a Word document for you to download and print at home. On this document there is a table with a number of suggested activities for your child to complete during the week. When they have completed their activity they can colour in the section of the table. At the end of the week see how many sections have been coloured in. I would suggest you aim for your child to complete four or five activities a day. Many of these activities will involve play and fun. It is a very unsettling time for children and I think they need some time to play, to relax and to begin to settle into their new routine at home.
Thank you for your patience and support at this challenging time.
Thanks to all the parents and grandparents who attended our parent meeting. I hope you all found it useful. If you have any questions please let me know.
This week Reception children have learnt the sounds m and d and next week they will be learning the sounds o, c, k, ck and e.
Class 1 Word of the Day
Next week we are beginning to use a 'Word of the Day'. The 'Word of the Day' gives the children the opportunity to learn and use a variety of new and interesting vocabulary. Children will be given a house point if they use the 'Word of the Day' in conversation or in their writing. See if you and your children can use some of the 'Word of the Day' words at home.
Next week's words are:
Monday - cavern
Tuesday - vacant
Wednesday - quicksand
Thursday - pouring
Friday - frightening
We have worked really hard this week and have learnt the sounds in the photos below. Have a look with your child and see whether they can say the sound to you. Some children are now able to read some simple words too - I have included a couple in the pictures below.
Next week we will be learning the sounds m, d and g. We will also continue to put the sounds together to make some words. I am happy to help if you have any questions about helping your child with phonics at home.
Show and Share
Class 1 look forward every week to our Show and Share sessions on a Friday afternoon. This week's items included: a magic trick, a fairy, tranformers, a dinosaur, a robot, a unicorn and a unicorn hat, talking birds, pretend food, a toy insect, a bracelet and ballet medals.
We love to see anything interesting from home and love to hear interesting stories too.
Welcome to Class 1's page on the new school website.
We hope to put lots of news and information on our web page to keep you up to date with what is happening in the classroom. Please keep checking this page for news and information.
As we move towards the end of September the children in Class 1 are beginning to develop coughs and colds. At this age we are still trying to teach children to wash their hands carefully, cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze, blow their nose and put their tissues in the bin.
Many parents send in small packets of tissues for their child to use, which are extremely fiddly for little fingers to open and use and can become quite expensive to buy. Instead of doing this we ask for you to buy a large box of tissues to send in to school for the whole class to use. We get through lots of tissues at this time of year and would be extremely grateful for any boxes of tissues.