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