Welcome to Class 1
Firstly, welcome back to class 1! It has been such a fantastic start to the year with both our new reception children and returning year 1's settling in so well. It has been lovely getting to know each other and our school environment together as a class. Hopefully our class page will give you an insight into our class and offer helpful information. However if there's anything more you would like to know, please ask.
This terms topic is Space, which we are all very excited about. We have been enjoying the story of 'The Man on the Moon (A day in the life of Bob)' and are getting ready to write our own space adventure stories in Literacy. We have also been preparing for a visit from some aliens, that have no sense of direction, by studying maps and learning more about our global and local geography. In science this half term we are learning about materials using scientific enquiry skills and conducting experiments. In RE this half term we are learning about God's World and the creation story.
If your child is in Reception you will have noticed that they are beginning to learn their phase 2 sounds and tricky words. These are added to the children's green phoneme books as they are learnt. Please practice these each night in addition to 10 minutes reading to consolidate new learning.
Year 1 children will continue to revisit previously learnt sounds and tricky words in addition to learning their Phase 5 sounds and preparing for their Phonics screening check in the Summer term.
This half term we will be focusing on number recognition, counting, place value and addition and subtraction. If your child is in reception you will notice that they have been given a set of number cards from 0-20. Practice these at home as you would the sounds and see if you can put them in order. In addition to this the children will receive maths homework once every three weeks to consolidate what we have been doing in class.