Welcome to Year 1!
Welcome to Year One. This term the children will be developing their historical skills by learning all about The Great Fire of London. We will look at materials in science and Christianity in RE. During Art we will focus on our printing and drawing skills and in computing our mouse skills eventually moving on to using basic programmes and controlling floor robots called BeeBots. To get a glimpse of what our daily life in Year One is like please look at our class gallery where I will regularly share photos of the things we have been up to.
I love setting the children little challenges every now and then to engage and enthuse them. These challenges are optional and meant to be fun, creative and interesting, something you could do as a family and there will usually be a small reward such as dojo points, house points, certificates or a dip in the prize box.
If you would like to ask me something please feel free to introduce yourself (I'm getting much better at recognising more and more faces at the gates each day, even though facemasks can make it tricky) after school, you can now send me a message on class dojo or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org As a working parent myself, I appreciate how tricky it can be to speak to your child's teacher in person, I will always endeavor to respond to emails the same day or alternatively send me a letter or ring the school office.
Check out this section of the Year One page for the most recent information!
Autumn Term Newsletter
Here are some of our favourite songs and videos we are are using to support our learning in class this term. Links to our favourite songs will also be shared on Class Dojo.
We expect all our children to read every evening and at weekends. In Year 1, 10 minutes should be a minimum and, in addition, most children love to share books with adults, especially at bedtime. Please ensure you sign the reading log to confirm daily reading is taking place. any reading is a bonus whether its on our new Oxford Reading Buddy site, a Read write Inc or Oxford Reading Tree book, a picture book or a set of flashcards. Make it work for you as a family. Consistency is the key to success.
Children will also have phonic sheets taken from their recent sessions in school posted on Class Dojo. These are a great way to supplement reading at home and it gives you the chance to practise sounds that we are learning currently in school.
Here are my top 10 story books for children in Y1. In no particular order:
1. The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson
2. Aliens love underpants - Claire Freedman and Ben Cort
3. Room on the broom - Julia Donaldson
4. The Rainbow Fish - Marcus Pfister
5. Laura's Star - Klaus Baumgart
6. Giraffes can't dance - Giles Andreae
7. The dinosaur that pooped a planet - Tom Fletcher
8. Percy the Parkeeper - Nick Butterworth
9. The bravest ever bear - Allan Ahlberg
10. The Highway Rat - Julia Donaldson
in this section you will find links to free, safe, internet based games that will support your child's learning. We use these in class in our Cool Computing area.
Watching Alphablocks for a few minutes a day would really help your child develop their phonic skills. Each episode is around 5 minutes long, why not watch one before you read with your child, after breakfast or after school to boost the sounds they are learning in school.
Another personal favourite of mine is the Cbeebies programme Numberblocks. These programmes cover lots of topics taught in Year 1, usually around 5 minutes long a great way to end a busy school day or watch before school.
Our P.E lessons will take place on Wednesdays and Friday afternoons led by myself and Hannah our tennis coach. Please send your child into school dressed for PE.
PE during colder months
Children will still be doing the Daily Mile and some PE outside during the colder months. As long as the playground is safe for use, the children will be doing basic games outside using a variety of equipment.
Please can you ensure that your child has suitable clothing, such as: tracksuit top and bottoms, hat and gloves.
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