Thank you for looking at our class web-page. This page will let you know what we are learning about each half-term, contain suggestions for helping learning at home, and display photos and children's work so you can see what we have been up to!
Our topic this second half-term is "Colour and Light" so we are developing our core skills through a variety of artistic and scientific based activities. There are many national and religious events in this half-term to base our learning upon plus trips off-site, visiting the woods to see the colours during this season (to compare with different seasons on future trips) and going to the post box to send home a special Christmas delivery. We are ensuring we can now all write our names and count/recognise numbers 1-5, and particularly focusing this half-term on correct pencil grip. Christmas will be here very soon (!) so lots of hard work will go into putting on a nativity performance for the school community. We are continuing our Read Write Inc. phonics scheme, learning to read/write the remaining letter sounds but also focusing on fluently reading short words using these sounds. In maths, we will start looking at addition and subtraction, and the topic lends itself to exploring time through the sequencing of events in the day and starting to think about money through looking at Christmas toys’ prices! Our main BLP skill focus looks at developing our ability to ask and answer questions so we can solve problems and learn from visitors, adults and each other.
Click on the link below for more detail of this half-term in our topic overview.
*Note the change in timetable. P.E. day this term will be Wednesdays (where we have a specialist gymnastic coach) so please make sure P.E. kits are left on pegs. We will get changed as soon as we come in to class on this morning so we are ready for PE after assembly.
Some other ideas for continuing your child's learning and enjoyment of this specific topic at home include: talking about favourite colours as a family and seeing what is around us in that colour; looking at examples of colour in our community/nature/weather and trying to find out why it is useful or why it occurs - for example, traffic lights or a camouflaged insect; looking at the use of lights in different celebrations and even going to see the Christmas lights in the town centre when they are switched on...
Please make sure your child remembers to bring their zip wallet (which contains their school reading book and home-school achievement file) to school every day so they have the opportunity to read with an adult. These will be taken in on Mondays and Fridays so we can change reading books and read any comments you have written. If you would like a new book earlier than this, then please feel free to come into class before or after school and choose one with your child.
Keep looking on our class page to see photos of this year's children learning and having fun in class 1.
Please remember if you have any questions or concerns to feel free to come and see me before or after school.
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