Welcome to Class One

Teachers: Mrs Fitzgerald

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Wilson and Mrs Gower

Class one

 

Class Information

Just like last term, homework will be given on a Friday and returned the following Wednesday. This should be children’s own work and they should spend roughly 30 minutes on each piece. Children should ensure it is completed to the best of their ability.

Daily reading is essential. It is still beneficial to listen to children read at this age, and discussion of texts once children have read really helps their understanding. Reading to your child is also extremely beneficial to their learning even in Years 5 and 6.

Spellings will be sent home each week ready to be learnt for a test the following week.

Mental Arithmetic Maths homework will be sent home weekly. Please complete one page each week.

Times tables – we will play the Golden 100 Times Tables game each week so don’t forget to work on them at home. “Hit the button” is a great web based game that will help you learn them.

PE lessons are on Wednesdays and swimming is on Friday. No earrings and suitable footwear please. All PE kit and uniform should be labelled. Please provide your child with a water bottle.

Please ensure your child has an art shirt/apron in their bag.

Your help in ensuring children have the right resources each day is brilliant. However, as children reach the top of the school a sense of responsibility and independence is even better! It will prove invaluable once they reach secondary school.

Useful websites

www.phonicsplay.co.uk
www.ictgames.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/schools
www.mathletics.com

Spring Term 2018

Welcome back Class One. I hope you had a calm and peaceful holiday and you are feeling relaxed and refreshed. It feels great to be back and we have had a fantastic first week. Thank you to all of the children for making us feel so welcome and for working so hard. Their behaviour and work ethic has been brilliant. Keep it up Class One!

We’ve got a busy term coming up, full of lots of exciting learning which I’m sure the children will love!

Literacy
In literacy we will be looking at stories with flashbacks, persuasive writing and classic poems.

Maths
Maths will continue to focus on key skills and problem solving. We will also move on to focus on shape and angles, co-ordinates, algebra and area, perimeter and volume. Times tables knowledge will be key to all of this so please help your child to become as fluent and confident as possible.

RE
Our RE lessons will be focused on the life of Jesus and our value of the half term, which is courage.

Science
In Science we are going to be learning about Electricity and circuits.

Geography
In Geography we will be improving our map skills and finding out about different time zones.