Welcome to Class One
Teachers: Mrs Morgan and Mr Shillito
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Wilson and Mrs Strong
Welcome back Class one. We hope you had a lovely summer break.
Homework will be given on a Friday and returned by the following Wednesday. This should be the 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. Homework consists of reading, spellings and maths. Soon there will be an additional homework set for Year 6 that focuses on SPaG in preparation for their SATS.
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 important as it supports their learning even in Years 5 and 6. Reading records will be checked daily.
Spellings will be sent home each week ready to be learnt for a test the following week.
Times tables – We learn times tables daily and we also do 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. White Rose Maths also have a fantastic free app that can be downloaded on to a device that enables children to practise their tables, amongst other things.
PE lessons are on Wednesdays. No earrings and suitable footwear please. Children will come to school in their PE kit on Wednesday’s with a school jumper or school cardigan. Please ensure all uniform is named.
Please ensure your child has an art shirt/apron or an old T-shirt 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.
Autumn Term 2023
Welcome back Class One! Summer break seems like a million months ago now we are back into the routine of school life here at Stapleford.
We’ve got a busy term coming up. It is full of lots of exciting learning which I’m sure the children will love! We are going to spend the autumn term getting as much as we can out of school and learning, and having fun whilst doing it!
We are beginning our English lessons by exploring the whole school text ‘Flotsam’. This is a wordless book and children will be working towards writing their own version of this text. The next text we will be exploring during our English lessons is Holes by Louis Sachar. We will be writing in a variety of styles and for a range of purposes.
Reading and SPaG
During reading lessons we are exploring The Arrival by Shawn Tan and we will continue to explore a range of texts types to build on our skills. Children will explore a range of SPAG areas and techniques through their English lessons and as early morning work. They will also have a separate SPAG lesson once a week to learn new skills. We will be building on incorporating these into our writing.
In Maths we are using mastery techniques to develop a solid knowledge base of different mathematical concepts. This enables children to develop a deeper understanding. Our first block of learning centres around place value. Times tables are a vital skill to improve children’s accuracy and speed in mathematics, we will work on these regularly in school and it is vital to continue to recall these at home too.
In science we are exploring materials; looking at properties and changes of materials.
During RE sessions we are exploring celebrations and key events in life focusing mainly on the religions of Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism.
In History we will be exploring World War Two. We are looking at weapons that were uses, the Battle of Britain and the impact of WWII.
We are using Charanga to help deliver our music lessons. This term we will be learning about different genres of music. We will learn to sing/play “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “You’ve got a friend.”
During our Computing lessons we are exploring coding and eSafety.
During our art lessons we are exploring expressionism and will be looking at the artist Henri Matisse in more detail.
The children will continue to learn French with Mrs Strong on a weekly basis.
We are really looking forward to a super Autumn Term here at Stapleford and cannot wait to share all of our successes with you!