Class 1 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Class 1
Reception, Year One and Year Two
Ms Smettem is the class 1 teacher. Mrs Bull, Miss Handley are our teaching assistants in class 1 in the morning and Mrs Greenwood and Mrs Tighe are our teaching assistants in the afternoon.
PE is scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has his/her PE kit in school at all times. These will be sent home for washing periodically.
Homework will be given to Y1 and Y2 children weekly. These will be handed out on a Friday and be based purely on learning different maths facts such as number bonds, times tables, double facts and spellings.
Each child will be assigned a spelling group. All the spellings are to be handed out weekly on a Friday. Once per day is adequate. Children will be tested on the following Thursday.
This will focus on learning the following number skills: skip counting in 2s, 5s, 10s, 3s (forwards and backwards) leading on to 2, 5 and 10 times tables, recalling number bonds to 5, 10, 20, 100 and double and halving facts. These are displayed below and dated to ensure parents can follow the skills online each week. Please say these regularly to secure these facts. Why not say these on your journey to and from school each day?
All children will have a TTrockstars account. Letters will go home at the beginning of term with a personal password on this. If your child is struggling, please go back to skip counting with them first to secure that skill. If you require the password again, please contact myself of the office and we can suppliy this for you. https://ttrockstars.com/
Children take part in daily phonics sessions, and often parents naturally want to know more to help their children. Visit the 'Parents Links' section of our website for links to information and games, or just call in for a chat.
Your child will read 1-1 and within a group session during the school week. They will discuss different aspects of the book to ensure that they have complete understanding of the vocabulary and the story or information provided. Reading books are changed on a Monday and a Thursday. We encourage children to reread their books to gain familiarity, develop understanding and fluency.
Your child has information within the back of their reading record to support parents with discussions surrounding the text. Your child is also welcome to make comments about the text they have read in their reading journal. Ideas to support comments can be found in the front of their reading records.
We recommmend that the children read for 5 minutes each night as part of their homework and their reading record should be signed so that their progress can be tracked.
Children that read 10 times will be rewarded with 10 minutes of 'golden time' at the end of the half term.
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