Class 1

Autumn Term 2022 First half

Curriculum Overview for Class 1

Heroes

A very warm welcome to all our new starters and families and welcome back to the old timers! We have been delighted at how well all the new children have settled into their new environment so brilliantly. We are also impressed with how last year’s Foundation Stage have risen to the challenge of being Year 1s. We are very proud of them all and are really looking forward to our year ahead.

The attached grid will hopefully give you a flavour of some of the things we’ll be doing and learning about this term.

All children will undertake learning based on the same themes but it will be tailored to their different needs and learning abilities.

Our topic this half term is ‘Heroes’.

A few reminders:

PE

Children can come to school in their PE kit on a Tuesday and Friday for PE

Keep a spare pair of pants/tights in PE bags if you think it necessary.

Labelling of clothes

Please ensure you label all your child’s clothing so we can get the right clothing back to you.

Snack

We have snack time twice a day. Please send in a fruit snack, daily. A government scheme provides a second fruit snack. Your child’s water bottle needs to be named and brought in on a Monday. We will send the bottle home on a Friday – and will obviously refresh it daily.  (Please do not send any other fruit products – such as fruit Bear Yo-yos or fruity bars. Pure fruit/ dried fruit only.)

Staff

Mrs Edwards will be in Class 1 on Monday mornings, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Mr Baxter will be teaching in Class 1 on a Monday afternoon.

Mrs Garner will be in Class 1 every Thursday and Friday.

Mrs Hamer and Mrs Martin will be our Teaching assistants.

Homework

Ideally for Foundation Stage children, sharing a book for around 5 – 10 minutes every day helps greatly with progress towards becoming a reader. If you and your child have any energy left at the end of a busy day to read together that would be wonderful!

We will be holding a reading/ phonics meeting for all new FS parents on Thursday 22nd September after school. In the meantime, children will be choosing and bringing home a ‘book to love’ – not a school reading scheme book but a book to share with you and enjoy together over the week.  The ‘book to love’ will come home every Friday and must be returned by the following Friday, ready to be changed.  Children will need a book bag and this should come to school every day.

Year 1

Homework will be given out on a Thursday. This will be a topic based format to be completed over the half term, finishing with a show and tell style celebration. (more info at the information meeting)

Reading – we expect your child to be reading to an adult every day. Please make sure your child has their reading book and reading diary in school every day and help them change their reading book when needed. It would be really helpful if you can sign the reading diary, when they read.

Year One Parents

Please join Mrs Edwards in class 1 after school on Wednesday 14th September for a brief meeting. She will tell you about this term’s topic, how we are reading in school and be available for any questions you might have. Children can play in the outside area whilst we chat.

HELP

If anybody has any unwanted magazines, we would love them!

Parents helpers

If anybody has any free time (😂) we are always keen for a spare pair of hands, to help with reading, phonics games, art activities and general support. Please see the office for a DBS form.

Garden Rota

We are looking for some help with maintaining our outdoor area. Weeding, pruning, sweeping, some painting and general upkeep. We are hoping many hands will make light work, so 1 or 2 people each week for an hour tops, will help to stay on top of things. Thanks in advance. Please use the link below to sign up.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044FA5A723A1FC1-garden

Please pop in to see us if you have any questions or if you need to tell us anything and do remember to let us know if someone new is collecting your child from school. We need to be informed of this so we are confident that we are sending your child home with the right person.

Thank you for your support

Rachel Garner and Verity Edwards

Class 1 News

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World Book Day 2018

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Dartington Trip

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Harvest Celebration

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A grand day out!

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Class 1 visit Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve

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Class 1 explore the world of dinosaurs

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Happy Birthday to …..the Queen!

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Class 1 trip to Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve

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