Term 1 Information
We are so excited to be welcoming you back to school and are really looking forward to a fantastic year together!
Thank you to everyone who was able to join me for the ‘Meet the Teacher’ event which took place via Zoom on Tuesday 8th September at 4.30 – 5.00pm. The 'Meet the Teacher' PowerPoint is now attached below along with our Year 1 Curriculum Jigsaw.
Our class will begin the year by following these times:
Start of day: 8.45am (entering through the cloakroom door in the Key Stage 1 playground)
End of the day: 3:05pm (leaving also, through the cloakroom door in the Key Stage 1 playground)
Starting from the week beginning 7/9/20, our class PE days will be on Thursdays and Fridays for Term 1. Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit on those days. PE will always take place outdoors so please provide them with suitable clothing for whatever weather conditions we may face!
Forest Skills wil take place every Tuesday afternoon, please ensure your child comes to school in their Forest Skills clothes on this day.
Due to the unusual situation we find ourselves in and the fact that the children’s previous academic year was disrupted, we are using the 1st three weeks of term to focus on Wellbeing and Mental Health. The children will be participating in lots of creative activities which will help them to express themselves and discuss their feelings.
As part of our Recovery Curriculum for English, we will be focusing our work around the Oliver Jeffers book 'Here We Are'. This lovely book will give the children the opportunity to demonstrate their writing and reading skills and will link well to our focus on Wellbeing. We will also be assessing the children’s current levels to gauge how the school closures have affected their learning and to identify their next steps.
After completing a lovely unit on the book 'Here We Are' we are now reading the wonderful book 'Paddington' by Michael Bond.
The children will only be required to bring their book bags in on Mondays. This should include their Reading Record and school reading books. These will be changed and sent home the same day. All school reading books will be wiped down and left for 72 hours before another child can take them home. Due to this, we will be limiting the number of books children take home to 2 each week.
We will be recapping the letter and sound patterns that the children learnt last year as well as introducing them to new patterns that would have been introduced during the school closure. This will ensure they have a solid understanding before moving onto the Y1 Curriculum and sound patterns. Please see the attached tab for our phonic lists and homework sheets, we will have having a phonic spelling test every fortnight on a Friday.
Similarly to English, we will be using the first few weeks of term to assess the children’s levels and to identify their next steps. We will be looking at the story book 'How Many Legs?' to help the children reengage with their Maths learning. We are then moving onto an 'Addition and Subtraction' unit. Our weekly Maths Attack tests will take place every Thursday, please see the link below to see all of the Maths Attack levels:
Please follow the link below for more information regarding the Recovery Curriculum:
Our theme in Collective Worship is 'Generosity'. Our British Value is 'Tolerance'.