Welcome to Class 1 - Spring Term
Welcome back to a new term at St James. I hope the children are feeling rested and recharged, ready for lots of new learning that will be taking place in year 1. I will be your child’s teacher (Miss Smith) We will also have Miss Jennings who is completing her teacher training with us. Mrs Gummerson is our Year 1 teaching assistant (Tues, Thurs and Fri) and Miss Lynes is with us Monday - Wednesday.
In Literacy, we will be looking at ‘Sidney, Stella and the moon’. If your children don’t know this story already, please don’t read it to them so that we can uncover the story together! We will be working hard on our letter formation and we will be writing lists, labels and captions. We will then be moving on to writing simple sentences remembering capital letters and full stops.
Please read with your child at home as much as possible. It really does make a difference to their progress in class and will help your child to develop a love of reading. Please remember to send reading books/diaries into school with your child every day. The reading books will usually be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays.
In maths we will be working on addition and subtraction of single digit numbers, number bonds to 10 and beginning to share objects between equal groups. The children have really been enjoying our maths sessions, they use a variety of maths resources to support their learning in the classroom.
Phonics is a very important part of year 1 and your child will have a phonics lesson every day. We will learn new sounds, we will practise how to blend them when reading words and also how to spell words correctly. You can support your child by encouraging them to ‘sound out’ words when they are reading to you.
Science – Animals.
RE – Who is Jewish and how do they live?
Art – Landscapes using different media.
DT – Making a puppet.
Geography – Hot and cold places.
Computing – Getting started.
Music – Timbre and rhythmic patterns.
We will use Microsoft Teams to communicate and upload photos/videos etc. as well as for reminders throughout the term.
Dressing for the Weather
In Class 1, we are lucky enough to have an outdoor learning area. We aim to make use of the space as much as possible so please ensure your child has a coat in school every day in case it is needed.
If your child is being collected by someone other than you, please make sure you contact the office or let one of the adults in class 1 know for safeguarding reasons.
PE will be on a Thursday so please send your child to school in their PE kit. We will be outside as much as possible so please make sure they have a tracksuit top and bottoms as well as proper trainers.
If you have any queries about anything that we are doing in class 1 or need support with anything, please don’t hesitate to come and speak to me.
Miss L Smith