Teachers: Mrs Morgan and Mr Shillito
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Wilson and Mrs Strong
Welcome back Class one. We hope you had a lovely Christmas 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. Swimming sessions are now running on every Friday.
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.
Spring Term 2024
Welcome back Class One! Christmas break seems like a million months ago now we are back into the routine of school life here at Stapleford.
As usual we have got a busy term coming up. It is full of lots of exciting learning which I’m sure the children will love.
We are beginning our English lessons by exploring short spooky stories and looking at the text Short!. Children will be working towards writing their own narrative text with a spooky theme.
Reading and SPaG
During reading lessons we are exploring The 1000 year old Boy by Ross Welford 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 next block of learning centres around decimal fractions. 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 will be learning about forces. We will also learn about the classification code when studying living things and their habitats.
During RE sessions we are exploring belonging 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 “Music in me” and “Dancing in the street.”
During our Computing lessons we are exploring eSafety, spreadsheets and blogging.
During our art lessons we are exploring Art and Fashion and we will be looking at the artist Piet Mondrian 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 Spring Term here at Stapleford and cannot wait to share all of our successes with you!