Welcome to Class One

Teachers: Mrs Morgan and Mr Shillito

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Wilson and Mrs Strong

CLASS INFORMATION
Homework 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. 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 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. 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 WEBSITES
www.phonicsplay.co.uk
www.ictgames.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/schools
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Autumn Term 2021
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!

English
In English we are exploring Holes by Louis Sachar. We will be writing in a variety of styles and for a range of purposes. During reading lessons we are exploring Goodnight Mister Tom and we will continue to explore a range of texts types to build on our skills. SPAG lessons are now on a Friday with Mr Shillito; children will be practising different skills each week and we will incorporate these into our writing.

Maths
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. 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.

Science
In Science we will be completing a unit of work called “Special Effects Materials.” During our science lessons we will be pretending that The British Film Institute (BFI) directors need a new team of special effects technicians for a series of upcoming movies. The children will need to explore a range of materials to create the desired special effects.

RE
During RE sessions we are exploring religious festivals. We are focusing on Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism.

History
In History we will be exploring World War Two.

Music
In music we will be completing a unit of work based on The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. All the learning will be focused around one song: The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. The material presents an integrated approach to music where games, the interrelated dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc.), singing and playing instruments are all linked.

We are really looking forward to a super Autumn Term here at Stapleford. We have the school trip to Marrick to look forward to, Church services surrounded by exciting lessons and learning.