Welcome to Class 1WC
Wow, what a fantastic start to our new school year! The children have settled very well into their new Year One class. It is lovely to see so many smiley faces each morning.
We spent the first few days on our mini-topic ‘All About Me’. The children created self-portraits using coloured chalks, designed a poster about themselves and made a beautiful graph showing all of our birthdays throughout the year.
We have begun our new topic ‘Once upon a time’. The children decided they wanted to start with ‘The Three Little Pigs’. We have been very busy making stick puppets to help us re-tell the story. We have had a go at hot-seating, this is where the children take it in turns to be a character from the story and the others have to ask them questions. We were very excited about how involved the children became and how they thought so carefully about the questions they asked.
In Forest School we have been talking about the changes of the seasons. The children are certainly enjoying their hot chocolate as the weather is getting a little chillier!
Please ensure that you write in your child’s reading record once you have read with them. The children are then allowed to change their own reading book. We can see the children are choosing their books carefully and are enjoying t
We look forward to working with you.
Mrs Williams, Miss Colclough & Mrs Wood
Please see our Year group handbook for any questions that you may have.
How to help at home – Please see the curriculum overview for information on what is being covered this term
At our school we want to develop and promote ‘a love of reading’.
The children also have an opportunity to visit the school library and choose a book which they then keep and return at the next class library session.
When sharing a book talk to your child about what he or she thinks might happen next in a story, how the story might end and then ask them to retell the story themselves. Picture books are very important to promote discussion, so look for books without any words to help your child practise this skill. Have fun acting out stories together. Your enthusiasm for a book will help your child to understand that books are exciting. Your child will receive a bookmark with their book and this should target the objectives that your child is working on.
Make reading times fun and relaxed and you will see your child’s confidence grow!
These words cannot be spelt phonetically and are called Common Exception Words. Children in year 1 are expected to be able to read and spell these by the end of the year.
Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space, in their daily lives.