Welcome to Class One

Teachers: Mrs Morgan and Mr Shillito

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Wilson and Mrs Strong

CLASS INFORMATIONHomework will be given on a Friday and returned by 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. Homework consists of reading, spellings and maths. Additional SPaG homework will also be sent out for Year 6 only – this is to support children with their upcoming 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 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. We also do daily times tables to support children’s table knowledge – we are currently working on the 8s. 

PE lessons are on Wednesdays. No earrings and suitable footwear please. Children will come to school in their PE on Wednesday’s with a school jumper or school cardigan. 

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. 

USEFUL WEBSITESwww.phonicsplay.co.ukwww.ictgames.co.ukwww.bbc.co.uk/schoolshttps://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

Summer Term 2022Welcome back Class One – hope you all had a super and well-deserved break. It was a nice long one with lots of sunshine so we are all feeling refreshed in class one.  

We’ve got a busy term coming up – with upcoming SATs in a few weeks. We are making sure children feel confident and prepared to do their very best. We are looking forward to a super last term of this academic year (the very last term at Stapleford for our Year 6’s) and we have so much to work towards and be excited about. 

EnglishIn English we are exploring classical fiction and we are looking at The Hobbit. We will be analysing how to write a good opening to a story (The Hobbit does this very well) and developing our skills of balancing speech and narration to forward the action. Children will also continue to build upon their writing skills with Mr Shillito during writing sessions. During reading lessons we are exploring The Giant’s Necklace and we will continue to explore a range of texts types to build on our skills. 

MathsIn Maths we are using mastery techniques to develop a solid knowledge base of different mathematical concepts. This enables children to develop a deeper understanding. We are currently exploring perimeter and area.  In Arithmetic lessons children will be exploring written methods across a range of arithmetic skills. 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. 

ScienceIn Science we will be completing a unit of work about Evolution and Inheritance: Survival of the Fittest. We will learn about how animals and plants have adapted to the environments in which they live. 

REDuring RE sessions we are exploring sacred texts and stories and we will then begin to look at taking responsibility for the world, values and respect.  

GeographyIn geography we are exploring North America looking carefully at the countries within the continent and exports.  

MusicIn music we will be completing a unit of work called Reflect, Rewind and Replay. 

FrenchThe children will continue to learn French with Mrs Strong on a weekly basis.   

ArtWe will be exploring art and anatomy, exploring the famous art Albrecht Durer.