Class 1

 

Dear Parents,

Hello and welcome to our class 1 page.

We are now well into our final term of the school year and I have to say what a wonderful year we have had so far.

 

This term, our topic is The Sea and Seaside. In English, we will be exploring a range of sea themed stories, poems and non fiction texts. Year 1 children will be writing their own information text about pollution in the sea, hoping to teach others about keeping the seaside clear from rubbish. Reception children will write a story based on a video called ‘bubbles’.

 

In maths, we will be continuing to learn about the number system, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, money, time and size.

 

We will be learning about the geographical features of the seaside and the names of the oceans that make up the earth. Children will explore human and natural features and explain how they are different.

 

In science, we will be learning all about plants this term and be looking after some plants of our own. We have potato plants growing outdoor for anybody who would like to see. We will also be exploring some sealife creatures and the features of their bodies.

 

As always, we thank you for your continued support this year.

 

Mr Longworth and Mrs Davies

Welcome Service
 
Classes 1 and 5 led our first service in church this year. It was a service where the class 5 children welcomed our reception children in to our school family. each of the reception children has been assigned a class 5 buddy whom they talked about during the service.
Look on our news page for all the photographs. 

Early Years Foundation Stage and Year 1

Welcome to Class 1

Class 1 is a mixed Reception and Year 1 class, where we learn through a mixture of guided teacher inputs and activities carefully planned through our continuous provision areas.

 The adults who support us in our learning are:

Mr Longworth – Class Teacher

Mrs Davies –  Teaching Assistant

Mr Medcalfe – 1st Session Teaching Assistant

Mrs Morris – PPA Cover

In class 1, children are encouraged to be active learners, to ask questions and to enjoy all the challenges that are set up in the different continuous provision areas of the classroom, both indoor and outdoor. 

The children have almost continuous access to our outdoor area, so it is essential that your child has a coat in school each day, and a sun hat in the warmer months.

PE kits are required twice a week, and we prefer them to be kept in school. They will be sent home each half term to be washed, and should be returned promptly.

Children receive homework once a week, which is an extension and reinforcement of the weeks learning. Therefore, it is essential to the children’s learning that homework is returned promptly the following week.

Year 1 children also receive weekly spellings, which are to be practiced at home for a spelling test on Fridays with Mrs Davies.

As always, children’s learning is a partnership between staff and parents, so if you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to come and speak to Mr Longworth after school. Thank you.

 

 We will keep you updated about the activities your child has participated in by regularly adding photographs of our learning. These can be found in the gallery at the bottom of the page. 

In the EYFS the names of the phonics and reading schemes we use are:

Phonics Bug

Oxford Reading Tree

Jolly Phonics

Letters and Sounds

 

If you require further information relating to the current curriculum please see the class teacher.

 

Road Safety with PCSO Bethan Roberts
 
Class 1 were delighted to welcome PCSO Bethan Roberts this morning. She came to talk to us about the very important subject of road safety. The children have had some great ideas of how they can keep themselves safe near roads. 
Maths
 
Class 1 have been practicing counting in twos and ordering numbers on a number track. Mr Longworth could hear some wonderful discussions while placing the numbers onto the number track. We then challenged ourselves to write our own numbers in 2’s, starting from 20.
James the Bear's Adventure
 
James, the class 1 bear, recently went on a GIANT adventure. He ventured into Liverpool (taking Mr Longworth with him) to watch the fantastic parade of giants. It was a very busy but exciting afternoon and James managed, even though he's only small, to get some wonderful views. James also used being small to his advantage and managed to get some great close up views of the giants. Both James and Mr Longworth really enjoyed their day out.
Food Glorious Food
 
As an exciting start to our topic, food Glorious food, the children in Class 1 got to taste lots of different pizza toppings. After tasting, the children will then choose which of their favourites to put on their own pizzas when they make them.
Windy Days
 
Class 1 just love a windy day! Recently, they took advantage of the windy weather and as soon as there was a break in the rain, they headed outside. They loved experiencing the windy weather. They talked about the changing seasons, the different weather and why there was a cyclone of leaves surrounding them. the children were making great observations and wonderful language was being used. the children's favourite part was having great fun with bubbles and ribbons.