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Welcome to Class 1

Teacher:  Miss Low 

Teaching Assistant:  Mrs Clements 

Specialist Teachers:  Mrs Marshall (Music);  Mr Newbold (P.E.)


Class News


We have started our Autumn theme, 'What a Wonderful world' looking at Earth from out of space. We are using the book 'Beegu' as a stimulus. We have looked at the world on maps, identifying where land and sea are. We have started to identify some continents and countries of the world.

We have made UFO's to hang in our classroom, chalk pictures of space and planets and made our own Beegu's from plasticine.

We have been showing Miss Low our super phonics, reading and writing skills from Reception and started our number and place value work in Maths. In Science, we have observed our environment from the end of Summer and into Autumn. We looking for signs of Autumn around us.

We have learnt the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees and named the parts of trees. We have looked at the leaves and seeds of trees that we have growing in school and started to learn to name them. So far we have found Oak and Sycamore trees!

As you can see, our first few weeks back at school have been very busy!




Homework books are not being sent home over half term but...

if you find yourself at a loose end, here are some ideas of things that you can do at home:

  • Practise ordering letters of the alphabet - take care at 'lmnop' not to say them too quickly and make mistakes.
  • Recognise coins and notes - use coins to make addition sums and find the total. Record the addition number sentence (only 2 coins using 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p).
  • Practise place value by representing 2 digit numbers using straws. Make a bundle of straws to represent tens (10 straws) and single straws to represent ones.
  • Order numbers and PROVE they are in the correct order by drawing a picture of the tens and ones and explaining how you know you are right.
  • Make a picture using 2D shapes. Use common 2D shapes and name them. Can you still say what they are if they are different sizes and orientations (upside down etc...)? Can you spot 2D shapes on some 3D shapes around your home? Can you remember the name of common 3D shapes you find?
  • Write some simple sentences about some of the things you do during the holidays. Write your letters neatly, use a capital letter at the beginning, finger spaces between each word and use a full stop at the end.
  • Show your family our new Kinetic letter actions to develop our strength. Practise your strong gorilla, meerkat, lizard, penguin and stone lion.
  • Re-read some of your favourite books.
  • Read some books by Oliver Jeffers. We are going to be working on the book, 'Lost and Found' after half term.
  • Complete some research about hot and cold places on Earth. Which continents are very hot or very cold?
  • Introduce your family to your 'three friends' and 'resting fingers'
  • Keep going for walks or looking in your garden for signs of Autumn. Try and learn the names of some trees, like oak, horse chestnut and sycamore.
  • Practise counting in tens to the 12th multiple.
  • Play on some of the games on the web links below.
  • Think of different ways to sort some of your toys.
  • Practise counting objects - toys, sweets, coins etc...



Class 1 Reminders


- Children need a water bottle in school every day please. This should only have water inside and should be labelled clearly with your child's name.

- All uniform should be clearly labelled with your child's name please.

- Use contact books (white elephant from Reception or small red books) to communicate with Miss Low.

- PE is on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Children may complete some PE lessons outside, particularly on Thursdays so please feel free to send in outdoor trainers and plain blue or black track suits for colder weather days.

- Books are changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

-Homework should be handed in on Tuesday and will be given out on Thursday.

-The Everywhere Bear goes home with a child from Class 1 every Friday. Please enjoy this experience and complete the Everywhere Bear Journal. Thank you.