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Our Class Teacher is Miss Zaman.

The Year 1 Teaching Assistants are Mrs Meddeman, Mrs Jones, Miss oatway, Mrs cela and mrs haley. 

Our School Council Representative is Jasmine.

Our Rights Respecting Representative is Leandra.

Our Eco Councillor is Lenny.

 

Our Classroom

                                         

Our topic this term is...

Rocking Royals!

We will be learning about significant monarchs from the past. We will be comparing the lives of individuals from the past with our lives today. We will be exploring the concept of chronology and using our understanding to place events on a timeline. 

English

We will be reading Steve Antony's series of books about The Queen and using this as inspiration to write our own recounts about the Queen's Handbag, which we will turn into our own News Broadcasts.

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Science

We will be looking at plants. We will learn about how they grow and their features; we will look at the similarities and differences between different plants around us. We will be planting bean plants and observing their growth over time, whilst recording the changes.

 

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Every day, we take on different reading challenges in our BIG Reading sessions. We have different characters who remind us how to be an effective reader: how to retrieve information, explore a text, analyse features and detect clues.

 

 

We have recently started to use our brand new phonic scheme - Monster Phonics! Keep an eye out for all of the different Monsters who are responsible for their own sounds.Image result for monster phonics 

Take a look at their website where you can meet the Monsters and see some great ideas for practising phonics at home. 

https://monsterphonics.com/ 

Your child will continue to learn Phonics in Big Reading sessions and in dedicated Phonics sessions each day which are suited to their ability. 

 

 

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html

Bitesize phonics

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Letters and sounds

alphablocks

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/

 

Maths

This term we will be looking closely at our methods for mental and practical calculations. We will be exploring the language of addition and subtraction as well as increasing our mental fluency. We will start exploring Multiplication and Division by investigating equal groups and remainders. We will also be learning to tell the time using o'clock and half past.                    

IDuring our daily CLIC sessions, we will be focusing on our basic maths skills and how to use them to support the rest of our maths learning. On Fridays we will be taking part in ‘Big Maths’ which will help us improve our independent mental maths skills.

 

 

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Our Rights Respecting theme this month is...

 

AWARDS

 

Star of the week - Kameron

 

 

Star reader  - Myah

 

 Star Mathematician - Aston

 

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Homework

In Year 1, the children get homework each week, except over holidays. We try to ensure a mixture of Maths, English and Topic work and it will always be related to what we have been learning in class the previous week. We hand out homework on Fridays and ask for it to be handed in every Wednesday.

Please make sure that homework is completed on-time, in pencil and by your child. Obviously we want you to help and support your child with their homework but we expect to see the child’s own work and all we ask is that they have given it a go themselves.

Reading

We ask that the children read a little every night at home and we try to read with them daily at school. Please record the reading you do at home in the reading record and indicate when the book is finished so that we can change their book. Each child will get the opportunity to change their book daily, if they need to.  

Notices

Please make sure that kits are in school every day. 

All children need to have two pairs of shoes in school at all times. ‘Indoor shoes’ which should be their smart, black, school shoes; and their ‘outdoor shoes’, which are for wearing every playtime, lunchtime and P.E. session that we do.

 

Please can you make sure that all school uniform, bookbags and P.E. kits are clearly labelled with your child’s name.