Hello Year 1 and welcome to our class page!
In our class our teachers are Mrs Ashworth and Mrs Fowler. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Whalley and Mrs Cooper. Mrs Robinson is our lunchtime supervisor.
Start and Finish Times
Door opens at 8.50am
Door closes at 9:00am.
Home time is at 3.15pm
P.E. and Forest School
Our P.E. day is on a Tuesday. Children can leave their PE kits in school on their pegs. Please avoid bringing large bags.
We also have Forest School on Thursdays. The children are split into two groups. Reminders each week are posted on Class Dojo as to which group need their kit.
Fruit is provided for free at break time, or you can bring in your own healthy snack from home. This could be some fruit, vegetable, rice cake etc. Every child should have their own water bottle for in class.
Reading Books and Homework
Please bring their book in every day, even when it's not their day to change their book. The children should try to read for 5/10 minutes at home every night. If you read at home x3 times a week and sign your child's diary, they get a sticker on their record chart. The record books/diaries have a phonics section in the middle and a word list too that you can use to check off. Please practice these regularly.
On Thursdays we visit our school library where we can change our library book. Please remember to bring your library book into school every Thursday! This book is to read for pleasure. So grown ups/older children are welcome to read these books out loud to your child.
Please check Class Dojo regularly as we often send messages out on there. If you need us please also don’t hesitate to send us a message. Each week we post a weekly update about our learning.
Spring 1 Learning
Our new topic is 'The World.'
In Science we are learning about animal groups eg mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians.
In RE we are learning about community groups and what it means to belong.
In PSHE we are learning about ourselves - what makes us unique and what our strengths are.
In Computing, we are learning to count and group objects. We will then progress to making bar charts with this information.
In Music, we are learning to find the heartbeat of a song. We are also learning to sing a song.
In Geography we are learning about Manchester, the UK and then Australia.
In History we are learning about Captain James Cook.
In Maths we are learning about shape, followed by place value and addition.
In Art we are learning to mix primary colours.
In P.E we are practising our ball skills- throwing and catching.
Literacy texts this term:
Narrative- Ouch in my pouch
We will then look at non-fiction texts to learn more about the different animal groups.
Things that you can do at home
Read every day! Practice phonics and tricky/high frequency words regularly to build up their sight vocabulary. Read alien words too!
Some online Maths games
Purple Mash is our computing programme but the website also provides a wealth of activities to promote learning in all subject areas. Please let Mrs Fowler know if you require your child's password.