Teacher: Miss Low
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Clements
Specialist Teachers: Mrs Marshall (Music); Mr Newbold (P.E.)
Spring Term1: Me, Myself & I.
This is a science focused theme on the human body and its senses.
This week (28/1/2019) we have enjoyed a visit from Dr and Dr Richards who told us about being Doctors, taught us about the organs in our bodies and showed us some the equipment that they use. Please see pictures on our 'gallery' section.
In the first week we went to Birmingham Town Hall to watch, 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea.'
It was fantastic! We loved it!
We performed our Class assembly based on, 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea,' by Judith Kerr. It included some of the work we have been doing on our body and senses but also Science work on animals that we completed in the Autumn term.
We have been to Haybridge to take part in the Multi Skills festival with some of our Pyramid schools.
We have learnt how to brush our teeth properly and why this is important to keep our bodies healthy. We have been given a toothbrush, toothpaste and a chart to put this into practice at home so that we can become 'tooth defenders.'
We are having fun testing our 5 senses and learning what life is like for people who have difficulties with this, such as hearing and visually impaired people.
In Maths, we are continuing to follow the White Rose Maths Hubs work and are currently working on place value. We have also been working on addition and subtraction.
On Friday 15th February Mrs Raduch came to visit us. She is an occupational therapist who helps people. She showed us some equipment that helps people with disabilities to do things that they may find tricky. We found it interesting to experience this and asked Mrs Raduch lots of questions. Please see our 'gallery' section for photos.
Spring 2: 'From a story.'
At the moment we are looking at some more books by the author and illustrator of, 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea.'
We are reading, 'Mog the forgetful cat,' stories.
During the week of 4th March 2019 we had a reading focus week to celebrate World Book Day. On Friday 8th March we went on the train to Hagley Library where we learnt about its layout, how we can borrow books and had a story read to us by the librarian.
On Monday 11th March, we had a visitor from Cats Protection who came to give us an assembly all about cats and how to look after them.
Please see our 'gallery' page for pictures.
Children are now being given 3 spellings to learn each week. They usually follow a pattern and are either Year 1 common exception words (which children are expected to be able to spell correctly in their writing by the end of Year 1) or linked to our phonics lessons (graphemes or tricky words). These are set on Monday's and then tested in the back of your child's spelling book the following Monday.
They can also practise spelling these words in simple sentences.
We are also learning to spell the days of the week, which will then be dripped in throughout the year, as this is a Year 1 expectation.
As is spelling numbers in words to 20. Any help and additional practice your child can have with these throughout the year will be beneficial and help them to meet end of year expectations.
Spell in mud with a stick, sand, make in playdough, make with Lego bricks, write with icing and then eat.....try and make it fun and engaging.
We also look at tricky parts of the word, look at the shape of the work and learn mnemonics. Different strategies work for different people. Please ask Miss Low if you are unsure about how to support your child with spelling.
Class 1 Reminders
- Children need a water bottle in school every day. 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.
- Use contact books (white elephant from Reception or small red books) to communicate with Miss Low. You can always catch me on the door before or after school or make an appointment to see me via the School Office.
- PE is on Thursday morning and Wednesday afternoon this half term with Mr Newbold. Children may complete some PE lessons outside, so please send warm outdoor kit (tracksuit bottoms, tops and trainers) in Winter months. We will be having Forest school again this half term on some Monday afternoons. Please see the letter for details of this and kit needed and arrangements for bringing it to school, which has been sent out by Mrs Nash.
- Home reading 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. The format of this has changed due to GDPR rules. Your child will be given some paper to record their journal with the Everywhere Bear which will then be stuck into the book. This will be available for parents to look at during 'Open Book' opportunities.