Class 1 2020 - 2021
Online zoom will be open from 8:45am for all children to register.
All children are expected to attend all online lessons for their year group.
Please ensure microphones are muted unless children wish to ask a question. If you wish to do so please use the hand up tool.
While KS1 lessons are taught, EYFS may remain logged in but with cameras and microphones off and visa versa for ease of access when it is their taught session.
Staff will mute their microphones and cameras while on breaks.
Because this is a mixed class the timetable alternates to reflect this. The work will be modelled and then the children will have time to complete the given task independently before their next taught session. This will allow Ms Smettem to model to the other year group during this time.
All topic work power points and work is on the bottom of the class 1 page on the website.
Any questions or difficulties please email EKS (1-3pm) Mon – Thurs.
Welcome to Class 1
Reception, Year One and Year Two
Ms Smettem is the class 1 teacher. Mrs Bull, Miss Handley and Mrs Gleeson are our teaching assistants in class 1.
PE will be done outside for this academic year and is scheduled for Thursday afternoon. However, this may change according to the weather. Parents will be notified of the changes in the PE day each week to ensure that the children are working in favourable conditions each week where possible. Should the weather be significantly poor all week, 2 sessions will be scheduled the following week.
Please come dressed in your PE kit and appropriate clothing if the weather is cold (a hoodie and joggers is fine).
Parents will be sent a text on a Sunday detailing the proposed PE day that week. This will then be confirmed on the morning of the lesson with a follow up text in good time before school starts. Please feel free to share this text on social media/whatsapp groups to ensure all parents are aware.
Homework will be explained to the children on a Friday but no physical homework will be sent home weekly.
Each child will be assigned a spelling group. All the spellings are to be found below. These are dated and allow all parents to follow the spellings online each week. Please encourage your child to learn these daily. Once per day is adequate. Children will be tested on the following Friday.
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 https://ttrockstars.com/ account and these letters will go home with their personal passwords on. If your child is struggling with learning their tables, please go back to skip counting to secure this skill first.
Children will be tested each Friday and rewarded for their progress in learning these skills. The most improved child each week will be celebrated.
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.
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.
Every child in class one should read for a minimum of 5 minutes each night as part of their homework and their reading record should be signed so that their progress can be tracked.
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