I hope you are enjoying the last couple of days of the summer holidays. I am looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday.
I just wanted to give you some information about starting year 1 before you return...
You don't need to bring a bag with you, just a water bottle with your name on. We have all of the equipment you need in school.
Monday's and Friday's will be PE days. This is a little bit different from Reception - your PE kit will stay at home not in school. Please come into school on these days wearing your school PE kit and appropriate shoes.
On Thursdays this half term you will be going outside for your RE lessons. Please bring wellies/old trainers that you don't mind getting wet and muddy in a named bag each Thursday, or if you are happy for them to stay in school you can keep them on your peg.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to Tiger Class!
Autumn Term 1
Tigers, welcome to your new class! I am really looking forward to a fun and exciting year with you all!
English this half term will be text led, focusing on the book ‘Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers.
Throughout this unit, all children will:
Children who are working deeper will:
Read, Write, Inc
Phonics will take place daily, following the Read, Write, Inc. scheme. These lessons will incorporate learning phonics sounds, reading, writing and spelling.
Our Maths focus this half term is place value to 10 and addition and subtraction. By the end of the term the children will be able to:
In Geography, the children will be focusing on ‘Our School and the Local Area’. Throughout this topic, the children will:
In Art, we will start by exploring different shapes, line and patterns and will be using a variety of mediums including pencils, pastels and charcoal. We will also be looking at the artist Ian Fennelly and creating artwork inspired by him.
In Computing, we will be focusing on E-Safety. This will include how to stay safe online, regarding our personal information and understanding who we can and cannot trust online.
The PSHE focus is ‘I can like myself the way I am’ and will be focused around the text ‘Elmer’ by David Mckee. The children will begin to understand the ways in which they are different and how to make their classroom welcoming to others.
PE will take place on Mondays and Fridays, this half term the children will be focusing on Gymnastics and Ball Skills. Please come into school wearing your PE kit on these days.
Our first music topic is ‘Simple Rhythms’. The children will practise using their voice, hands and instruments to create simple rhythms.
Homework will be set on Google Classroom. There will be weekly spellings linked to the Read, Write, Inc. sounds learnt in class. There will also be a maths activity to consolidate the learning from the week. Sometimes there will be other activities to complete linked to the learning from the week. This will be set online on a Thursday and needs to be submitted by the following Monday.
A reading book will be sent home each week. Please read these books more than once if possible to increase fluency. You will change this every Friday so please make sure your reading book is brought back on this day.
There will also be a book set online that you have been reading in school, so you will be familiar with it. Please read this more than once and complete the tasks at the end.
Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school each day.
If anyone has any questions they would like to ask me, please email me at email@example.com