Happy New Year and Welcome to Year 1!
WORKING FROM HOME
This half term most children will be working from home.
All work will be uploaded to Class Dojo the evening before so that it is ready for the morning after. Children are required to complete the English (phonics, reading, writing and SPaG tasks), the maths (Fluent in Five, Flashback Four and Whiterose sheets) as well as a topic based / PE lesson in the afternoon each day.
We will have weekly Zoom class chats and I will also post videos of myself giving tutorials and reading class books too.
Please message me on Class Dojo or e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to make contact with me during this time.
Staff in Year One
Class Teacher: Miss S Hardy
Teaching Assistant: Mrs D Taylor and Mrs S Mason
This year we will be studying the following topics:
Autumn 1: Outer Space and Where I live!
Autumn 2: The Great Outdoors, Journey to Africa and My Family
Spring 1: Superheroes' and Food Glorious Food!
Spring 2: Under the Sea and The Secret Life of Pets
Summer 1: Toys Through Time
Summer 2: Alien Invasion
Spelling homework will be set on Spelling Shed for the children to play and learn. Homework will be maths based and will sent home on Monday's. Other homework will include reading and playing the maths game Prodigy on a weekly basis.
Reading Books / Library Books
Reading Books will be given out on a Tuesday and a Friday. At school your child will have the opportunity to read to a member of staff at least two times a week (including our guided reading sessions).
Reading, Writing, Reflection and Design Areas:
We are using Continuous Provision in Year 1, each area will have a challenge for the children to complete. Some of the areas we have include:
A dedicated reading area in class. The reading area has a wide selection of new books that the children may choose from on a weekly basis.
There is a writing area for two children to work at for extra work on things such as sentence structure, handwriting and SPAG.
We have a reflection area where the children are allowed to spend time reflecting upon anything that has happened in class or at home that week.
A maths area with resources to help the children with any work they are completing.
There is a creation area where the children can draw, paint or create a range of their ideas!
A finger gym to help with fine motor skills such as cutting and mark making.
Matching to our topic, there is a role play area for the children to use to help their understanding of our topic.
We also have a construction and small world area with lots of resources for the children to use and build with.
Before and After School
At the beginning of the school day, before registration (8.30 – 8.55 depending on arrival time) the children will have different maths, reading and writing activities to complete throughout the year.
School finishes at 3.15pm. Children will be dismissed from the Copp Cadets door (please follow the one way system when collecting them).
The children will be doing PE twice a week and they may wear their kits all day on Tuesdays and Fridays. PE kits consist of suitable trainers, black or blue shorts / sports trousers, a white T-shirt and their blue Copp jumpers / cardigans.
The children must also bring in their own water bottles and hand sanitiser in from home, but please make sure that they are labelled also.
Year 1 Useful Websites
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me, either after school when collecting your child, on Class Dojo or by arranging an appointment with Mrs Lawrenson if it is something you would like to discuss further.
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