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St Augustine

Of Canterbury

C of E Primary School

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Faithfulness (Year 1) Class

Welcome to Faithfulness class,


My name is Mr Oxford and I am the Year 1 class teacher.  Our in class, support is expertly given by Mrs Williams.

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




In the Autumn term we will be investigating the use of instructions based on the book The Egg Box Dragon. Already we have looked at how and why we have instructions and how they can help us do things that we cannot do already. We have linked this with our science lessons where we have been investigating the properties of different materials. When making our dragons, we had to think about what materials would be best for each part. 



The children will be working to learn their 2x table, 5x table and 10x table, so these are learnt off-by-heart. We are also counting forwards and backward up to and beyond 20 and finding one more and one less that given numbers.



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 Thursday.

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 is set on Fridays. The children will be set number work alongside phonics. In addition, occasional topic work to support them in their in class learning. 


Each piece of homework 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. 


Please return homework by the following Wednesday. 


Spellings and Times Tables

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



To support your children's times table learning, please use games and practise counting in 10s, 2s and 5s. The website below may also help.




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 'Ball Skills'  which involves learning how to control a ball and different ways we can pass a ball using our hands and feet. 


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.