Who works in the class?
Mrs Elliott Mrs Oles Miss O'Connor
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant
This half term, we will have lots of fun whilst we investigate the question 'Why are humans not like Tigers?' We will be learning about the similarities and differences of various animals as well as learning some of the basics about humans. We are looking forward to a morning of discovery when we will welcome our visitors 'Animal Magic' on 22nd September and we will get to meet many different animals, including meerkats and tortoises.
As the season changes to Autumn, we hope to spend lots of time exploring the changes in nature and we will enjoy a walk to our local park or woods which will enable us to develop our creative writing and painting skills. We will learn how to write labels and captions whilst we find out about some real life Superheros and we will learn how to recount a number of stories.
Then, as the Christmas lights begin to appear around Roundshaw, we might have some extra excitement in school when all the other children have gone home whilst we find out 'Why it gets dark earlier in Winter?'
Later in the year, as the weather turns colder in England, we will investigate how the climate is not the same in other parts of the world and Mrs Namayanja will introduce us to all the sights, food, music and dance of Uganda.
In numeracy, we will be:
- developing our counting skills;
- learning our number bonds to 20;
- learning how to add and subtract numbers;
- learning to recognise and know the value of different coins and notes, and
- we will be investigating and solving problems associated with different types of measurement.
In all, it's going to be a very busy term!
Class Rules and Expectations:
The children were asked to come up with a list of rules which would make the classroom a safe and happy place to be. We all agreed on the following:
- Be kind to each other
- Listen to others
- Raise your hand to speak
- Share our things
- Take care of everything in our classroom
- Always do our best work
The children are expected to become more independent in Year One from the beginning of term. We will encourage the children to say goodbye to their parents/carers at the classroom door, to organise themselves and take good care of all their belongings throughout the day. We encourage the children to become independent learners and to develop questioning and inquisitive minds.
Children will be given homework every Monday. The homework will usually be spellings and IMPACT (maths) and this will be handed in on the Friday of the same week.
Some children may have a word box with high frequency words to learn and all children should read their school reading book at home on a daily basis. It is vital in Year 1 that your children have an opportunity to read at home every day, even if only for 5 minutes. This will help every aspect of their learning. Please remember to sign their reading record and add comments should you wish to.
- www.greatgrubclub.com/ - Great idea and games to promote healthy eating
- www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds - Educational games for children up to 14 years and parent information
- www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting - Educational games for children up to 14 years and parent information
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- Tissues, kitchen roll tubes, glass ramekin dishes, buttons, wool.
- Occasionally we may ask for particular artefacts to support our topic work. Please label these carefully with your child's name.