Welcome to Year One!
Plum Class Teachers are
Miss Schulz Mrs Moore
|Trips||Announced & Updated soon|
|Class assembly||March 22nd 2019|
Children have PE on Monday and Thursday.
Please ensue your child has a full kit at school on those days
We hope you have all had a wonderful summer holiday and are looking forward to a brand new start in year one! This year will be filled with exciting new topics and you will be amazed at the amount of progress your child will make.
In order to achieve, we need to work together as a well-functioning team. If you have a question or concern, please see us after school. The mornings are not possible (unless arranged for a specific time) as we are setting the classroom up for the day before collecting the children.
Mrs. Moore or I will meet the children in our line at 8:55am and then take them to hang up coats/bags. Parents must stay with their children outside until greeted by staff and do not enter the school. The register is taken at 9:00am and we move straight into our Literacy groups. If the children are late or absent they miss vital information and learning time.
In Phonics the children will continue to use their sounds to improve their reading and writing. Every child will be working hard to learn school handwriting and write on the line using finger spaces. Over the following week they will be split into groups which will rotate/change every half term. Your child will be learning new sounds and skills every day.
In Numeracy the children will be developing their knowledge of number, shapes and patterns, number facts (addition, subtraction, doubles, half, number bonds to 10), counting money, measuring, and much more! The weekly homework will relate to what we will be doing in school this week.
Our first big Topic of the year is “animals.” We will be doing lots of activities that feature animals in a variety of habitats around the world. You can help your child look at some non-fiction books and find their favourite animals!
In Science we will be learning about materials- how to sort them into groups (fabric, wood, etc.), what they feel like, what can we build/make with the materials? What kind of materials can you see around your house?
PE kits need to be brought into school ASAP as we have PE on Monday and Thursday. If your child does not have a full kit then they will be unable to participate. We will send kits home to be washed as necessary and before each school break. It is a good idea to keep a pair of shorts and full length tracksuit bottoms in your child’s PE kit so they are prepared for the cooler weather when we do outdoor sessions. Please ensure that each piece of kit is labelled with your child’s name as they are easily mixed up when the uniform looks the same!
Homework will be sent out every Monday and it is due back on Friday. We strive for children to become independent in Year 1. The children are expected to place homework in the “red homework box” just inside the classroom. You can help your child by having it in their hand when
they line up on Friday mornings. Homework will consist of weekly spellings that will be tested on the following Monday, a page of maths relating to our topic of the week, and reading books. Spelling results will be recorded in the homework folder, and It is expected that the children practice reading daily for a minimum of 10 minutes. Encourage the children to sound out (not guess) any tricky words and please ask your child questions to make sure they have understood what they have read. The homework package (especially reading books) should remain in your child’s bag so it is always accessible for extra practice at school as well. It is very important that you assist your child’s learning at home by reading and completing all assigned homework.
At some point this year, every child in the class will have the opportunity to take Jofli the bear or Violet the dog home for the weekend. Jofli loves to go on adventures and visits (gran’s house or the park are grand adventures!) and Violet loves going for walks. Both friends will have a book for you to record their adventure in. Please return Jofli and Violet on Monday so your child can share with the rest of the class.
Children have a morning snack when fruit is provided. They can bring their own drink in and milk can be bought through ParentPay. You can also send in a healthy afternoon snack for afternoon play.
Here are a few learning links that you can use to support your child’s learning at home: