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Class 1


Welcome to Class 1!

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!


Congratulations to:
Learner of the Week - tbc

Learner of the Week - tbc


Our topic for the first half of Autumn term is...

Our topic this first half-term is "All About Me", which allows us all to get to know each other a little better as we develop into a happy class community and start our learning journey together at Kingmoor. The main priority is to ensure every child is settled in our class, with a good sense of well-being and the confidence to express his/her self. We learn lots of class routines as they help us to feel safe and we all start to take responsibility for our learning environment. We learn how special and unique we all are and show how we value everyone’s contribution, understanding that everyone is different but still wonderful! We look at the different people in our lives, special times and places for us, and express our likes and dislikes.

We follow the Read Write Inc. scheme to develop our literacy skills (look out for the information evening) and this half-term we focus on reading and writing all of the letters in the alphabet and starting to blend these into simple words. In Maths, we want to be secure on our understanding and use of numbers 1-5. Our main 'Building Learning Power' skill focus looks at developing our ability to collaborate, learning the vocabulary involved and developing the skills to not only share equipment but also to listen to others and begin to share ideas. We want to be able to work with people in our class, children and adults, speaking and listening to each other in order to help others and ourselves.  

 Click on 'What We Are Learning This Term' for more detail of this exciting half-term in our topic overview.


Homework in reception mainly focuses on the children's new learning of RWI for reading and writing as there is so much new learning at first that consolidation at home (little and often) makes a huge difference. Some other ideas for continuing your child's learning/enjoyment of this half-term's specific topic at home include: talking about the funniest things that happened at school that week or who was their favourite friend who helped them, playing Simon Says, helping them to learn how to tidy up at home (maybe give them responsibility for one area or role when tidying up), getting dressed and undressed independently including trying to put own socks and shoes on, playing a game of hide and seek, finding out what house number you live at and how many stairs you have to climb at bed-time, having a go at some of the games on Education City (log-in passwords for home use will be put in children's home-school books at the start of term).  


Please make sure your child remembers to bring their zip wallet (which contains their school reading book, small blue reading record and A4 home-school achievement book) to school every day so they have the opportunity to read with an adult. Comments will be read every Monday and books will be changed twice a week. 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.


We do PE twice a week in reception and follow the Amaven scheme but also have specialist coaches come in to teach us too. PE kit is a white t-shirt, navy/black shorts and plimsols/trainers. Please bring in the PE kit in a bag at the start of term as we do PE in the first week of full-time school: it can be left on pegs throughout the half term, and on the last week of half-term we will ask the children to bring them home to be washed and checked for correct sizes. Please feel free to take it home if you would like at other times too. The days we have PE on this term will be put up on the website before the start of term and will be on the timetable on the class window and on our class webpage on a link below.   


Below are some photos of last year's class to give you a flavour of what we will be doing. 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 after school.


Thank you,
Miss Finlinson smiley

What We Are Learning This Term