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.

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. Please sign and date your child’s reading record.

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.

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 2022
Welcome 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.  

English
In English we are exploring  fiction and we are looking at and tango makes three – this will be a whole school text to begin the year. We will be exploring the themes within the text and looking at family dynamics and differences. Within this unit, we will focus on a range of grammatical concepts, including them in 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. We will begin the year looking at Roman Numerals and then progress onto place value. 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 ILLUSTRATING LIFE CYCLES which is all about living things and their habitats. Later in the term we will complete a unit of work called MATERIALS CONSULTANTS where we learn about properties and changes of materials.

RE
During RE sessions we are exploring pilgrimage and we will learn about Christian, Jewish and Buddhist practices.   

History

We are beginning the year learning about the Ancient Greeks.

Music
In music we will be completing a units of work based on the songs  Livin’ On A Prayer and Happy.

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

Art
We will be exploring surrealism, exploring the famous art Salvador Dali.