Welcome to our class page. We hope you will find it useful and it will let you know what we are currently learning about in school.
I am so excited to be teaching year 1 and I’m looking forward to getting to know the rest of you. Here is a bit about me. I love to sit in the sun and read books. I enjoy going on long bike rides and discovering new places. Sometimes I pack up a picnic and find a beautiful spot to eat. Also I love to dance whether it is in the classroom or in my kitchen.
Mrs Rundle is our class teaching assistant.
School gates open at 8:40 and the day finishes at 3:10. Our main classroom door for the start and end of the school day is Maple Class door opening onto the Reception playground.
Our regular PE lessons are as follows:
Indoor PE - Wednesday
Outdoor PE - Tuesday
On these days, children should come to school wearing their PE kit.
Please ensure reading books and reading records are brought into school everyday as we will be reading with the children regularly. The books will be changed twice a week. Try to read with your child as often as you can and practise reading and spelling the tricky words.
This half term we will be looking at different humans throughout history and the things that they have done that make them heroes! The big question surrounding this topic is, 'What makes a hero?' We will learn lots about them including the time in history that they lived and where they came from in the world. We will end this half term by dressing up as a historical figure.
English: In English, we will beginning our year by writing a story with recurring phrases with a focus on capital letters, full stops and applying our phonics.
Maths: Learning in Maths will focus on place value.
Geography: We will use maps to locate some of the countries where our heroes were born, including the use of atlases and globes.
ART/DT: The children will be designing and making a cape for a hero by testing different materials and also learning about pop art and the artist Roy Lichtenstein.
PE: PE lessons will give children opportunities to practice their skills in team games. We are excited to be working with sports coaches for some of our PE lessons.
Music: In music we will be learning to listen and appraise different songs, find the pulse, listen to rhythms and clap them back. We will be learning the song 'Hey You!'.
PSHE: Our PSHE learning will be all about relationships. We will learn about roles of different people, recognising privacy and how behaviour affects others.
Computing: In Computing our unit will be 'Technology around us'. The children will develop their understanding of technology and how it can help them in their everyday lives.
For our Homework expectations in Year 1 see the details below.
Chris Hadfield explaining how to clean your teeth in space
https://earth.google.com/web/@0,0,0a,22251752.77375655d,35y,0h,0t,0r - look for continents, oceans and countries
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=11-Place Value games
https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/placeValue.html - Maths -Place Value games
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - Games to help learn phase 2,3 and 4
https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html - Games to learn phonics and Common Exception Words
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ - Fantastic phonic game - highly recommend!
Our expectations for homework are as follows:
Reading: Reading aloud with an adult as often as possible.
Spellings: Children should be able to spell all of the Year 1 Common Exception Words
Times Tables: Children in year 1 should work on number bonds to 20 and counting to 100.
Project: Children should complete a project task related to a curriculum area they are learning about once per half term.