Welcome to class 1.
Myself and our fantastic Class 1 team are all excited about welcoming back some of our children into year 1 and all our fabulous new FS2 children into full time school! We are always here for any questions or help that you might need.
We know how keen you will all be to see what your children will be doing in school so we will do our best to keep this page updated and share work and pictures of your children’s learning journey.
Please find some key information including staff names, important days, current and future Topics.
Class Teacher: Mrs Reynolds
Support staff: Miss Holgate Miss Seagrave
Autumn 1 Topic: All about me- Personal and Family History
Inquiry Question- How have things changed?
Autumn 2 Topic: UK Cities: London and Sheffield
Inquiry Question- How can people care for the place that they live in?
Spring 1 Topic: Victorian Schools
Inquiry Question- Has school always been the same?
Spring 2 Topic: United Kingdom
Inquiry Question- How can people care for the place that they live in ?
Inquiry Question - How have toys changed? – Toys from three time periods(Victorian, 1920-1960s & Modern toys)
Children will be placed in appropriate phonics groups once assessments are completed. Children will follow the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme. In their groups, children will be taught to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. They will learn to form each letter, spell correctly, and compose their ideas step-by-step.
Children will read a book in school with an adult. They are given books that are phonetically matched to their progress. The same book will be sent home that week. This might be a picture book to start with. Please discuss the pictures or read the story with your child for about 5-10 minutes discussing key characters, events and settings.
We recommend you re-read the same book with your child at home at least 3 times a week for up to 15 minutes. In the early stages it often takes up more than 3 reads for children to become fluent and fully understand what it is they are reading. Do not forget to write a brief comment in your child's Reading Record book.
There will be rewards for children who consistently bring their book bag
and books to school every day.
Depending on their reading ability, some children will often bring a second book, which is to be shared to them by an adult. Please make sure your child brings their school bag everyday with their reading book and Reading Record. We will also be reading a lot of books in school during Story time. Here is a list of our Core stories.
These are stories we will keep revisiting throughout the year. By the time your child leaves Class 1, they will hopefully know these stories well.
Class 1 Core stories:
The Gruffalo – Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler; The Three Little pigs; Owl Babies – Martin Waddell The Tiger Who Came to Tea – Judith Kerr ; The Little Red Hen
Handa’s Surprise – Eileen Browne Beegu – Alexis Deacon ; We’re going on a bear hunt – Michael Rosen ; The Very Hungry Caterpillar- Eric Carle; Supertato- Sue Hendra The Way Back Home- Oliver Jeffers and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Every week reading related homework will be set. This will sometimes be in the form of Phonics QR codes. Your child will bring a sheet with the QR codes for that week. This will be stuck in the Reading Record. By simply scanning the QR codes, they will be taken to a Read write Inc video where a trained phonics teacher will deliver a phonics lesson. Simply note down above the QR Codes or underneath, which sounds your child would have practiced.
PE KITS are needed on TUESDAYS but can be left in school all week and NO EARRINGS for PE.
WATER BOTTLES: Your child needs a water bottle in school every day. Please ensure that bottles only contain water.
Weekly updates for each half term will be added under the relevant tabs below.