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Faithfulness (Year 1) Class & Home Learning

Welcome to Faithfulness class,

 

My name is Miss Long and I am the Year 1 class teacher.  Our teaching assistant is Mrs Flores.

We are looking forward to supporting your child during this academic year, to help them evolve into an independent, passionate and imaginative learner.

Learning

In Autumn 1 we will be reading 'The Egg Box Dragon'  which will allow the children to begin to understand fiction vs non-fiction, and stem their love and passion for stories. We will be designing and creating our own Egg-Box Dragons which will allow the children to show their creative side, as well as learning how to write a set of instructions. In Science we are looking into 'Everyday Materials'. We will be making observations and comparing the basic needs and requirements of different materials. In Maths we will be focusing on 'number and place value'; we will be moving onto problem solving in order for the children to gain a deeper understanding of the individual skills learnt. The children will begin to learn their 2x table and then move onto the 10x table, so these are learnt off-by-heart.

 

Reading

All pupils are expected to read, or be read to, for at least 10 minutes every night and a comment written in their reading record book, along with your signature. Please ensure their reading book and reading record are in school everyday. We will change books every Friday.  

Please support your child's reading by asking them questions about what they have read/you have read, as this will ensure their understanding of the text. 

 

Homework

Homework is sent home on Fridays and should be returned by Tuesday. For this first half term the children will be set Maths homework to cover missed curriculum learning from Reception. In addition they will have Literacy or Topic work to help to consolidate the current weeks learning.  

 

Each piece is an opportunity for your child to share their learning with you. Please make sure their work is completed in line with the high expectations of the school. 

 

Spellings and Times Tables

Spellings will be undertaken each week and children will be expected to learn these, as they will be tested weekly.

They will have their times table test every other week on Friday's. 

To support your children's times table learning, attached to the front cover of their reading record is their personal login details for Numbots, a wonderful resource to help your child learn their times tables. 

 

https://play.numbots.com/#/intro

 

PE

PE is on a Thursday Afternoon . Please ensure that your child arrives to school wearing their PE kit and that earrings are removed.

 

Children must wear appropriate PE kit - white top with black shorts or tracksuit bottoms with plimsolls or trainers and school jumper for each lesson. This half term your child will be looking at 'locomotion' which involves learning how to jump and run safely.

 

Jumpers and book bags

Please can you ensure that your child's name is written on their school jumper, to ensure we are able to return lost and found jumpers to the correct child.  In addition your child is required to bring their book bag everyday.

 

We look forward to working with you and your child this term.

 

 

 

 

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