Welcome to Class 1!
Croeso I Dosbarth 1!
Teacher: Mrs Church Teaching assistant: Mrs Kelly
Our context this term is Now and Then
We will be looking at old and new toys and comparing them. We will be thinking about how toys work and the materials that they are made of. We will look at toys around the world and where they come from.
For nothing will be impossible with God. Luke 1:37
Our creative habit of mind this half term is 'discipline'.
In Class 1 we will have PE on a Friday. Pupils can come to school wearing their kit on Friday.
In Literacy we will be looking at information texts as we are finding out about toys in the past and comparing them with the type of toys that we have today. We will be writing instructions for making our own toys based on toys that we have looked at from the past. We will also be looking at some very well known traditional tales. We will be acting them out and using puppets to help us tell them. We might even be able to change some of the details in these tales to make them our own.
We will have weekly sounds, spelling patterns and words to learn. These will be sent home and also be available on SeeSaw for you to see.
Reading books and spelling games are available on Bug Club and should be read and played on a regular basis. The books will be allocated weekly to pupils and can be found in Active Learn. Each pupil will be sent home with their individual details and the school code is w77g. When you get there you go to My Stuff and then Phonics. The books for the week can be found there along with games to reinforce particular sounds and spelling patterns. There are also reading games and sound games to be done each week that will help improve confidence and quick sound and word recognition.
Reading books are now coming home weekly. Please try to spend regular time with your child reading and talking about the books they have. Any comments that you wish to make can be written in the yellow book that is also coming home. Please return books on a Monday.
Spelling words are available on Google Classroom and SeeSaw each week and are specific to different groups of learners. Passwords and details of how to access Google Classroom have been sent out. but we have them if you need them again. If you misplace these details or have any trouble finding the spellings then please ask for help.
Maths games can also be found on Active Learn. When you get to Active Learn and login you will go to My Stuff and then Abacus.
All pupils will be looking at number recognition,formation and ordering at an appropriate level for different groups.
Reception will be looking at numbers and number sequences to ten and twenty.They will be reading and forming numbers and comparing them. Pupils will be learning to estimate and count different amounts . They will be doing this through games both inside and in the outdoor learning environment. Please encourage your child to find numbers in the environment when they are out and about with you.
Year 1 will be learning to recognise and count numbers to one hundred and beyond. They will be learning number bonds of ten and doing simple addition and subtraction initially within ten and then twenty. They will be looking at multiples of 10,5 and 2 and solving simple problems with these multiples.
As a class we will be looking at money ,paying for items and giving change in our Toy shop.We will also be measuring toys and weighing them using non-standard and standard units.
Games and songs will appear in Google Classroom in their stream to support this.
We will be learning about Harvest and taking part in a church service. All pupils will hear stories from the Bible and stories from other religions relating to our values.
Reception pupils will be thinking about the talents that they have and how they should use them to help others. They will also investigate the local church and some of the services that take place there such as baptism.
Year 1 will be gaining a deeper understanding of truth and forgiveness and their place in Christian belief. They will be looking at images of Jesus in stained glass windows and writing their own poems and prayers.
Our current value: Justice
We visited Barry Island