Welcome to Rosen Class – Year 1
Class Teacher: Ms Baker
TA: Mrs Geraghty
Welcome to Rosen class. Happy New Year to you all and welcome to the Spring Term. We are looking forward to another busy and fun term in Rosen class. Please have a look at what we will be doing.
As part of our topic on the author Julia Donaldson we will be looking at and describing characters and settings. If you have any Julia Donaldson books at home please enjoy reading them together as a bedtime story. We will be continuing to write sentences with capital letters, full stops and finger spaces as well as starting to use different punctuation e.g. ? and ! as well as joining ideas using ‘and’. We will be learning the Phase 5 sounds in phonics and learning how to form capital letters and numbers correctly in handwriting.
Number – We will continue to practise adding and subtracting to 20, reading and writing number sentences. We will be learning and using the doubles and halves to 20, the number bonds to 10 and recognising and sorting odd and even numbers. We will also be counting to at beyond 100, as well as counting in twos, fives and tens.
Shape, Space and Measure – Topics covered this term include comparing and measuring length, weight and capacity using standard and non-standard measures. We will also be telling the time to half past and naming all the coins up to £1.
Beat That Challenges – These will come home with your child each week. Children who beat their score will be celebrated on our Beat That star in the classroom. Please look at these with your children each week and practise areas that they are finding difficult.
In Topic we will be looking at how toys have changed over time. We will be looking at toys our parents and grandparents played with and comparing them to the toys that they have now.
As the weather is still very cold, please make sure your children have suitable clothing. If children get wet or very muddy they will change into their PE kits. An extra pair of socks or tights is always useful and can be kept in their PE bags. All clothes should be named including hats, gloves and scarves.
Please do not hesitate to come and see me if you have any questions or alternatively use class Dojo to message me.
PE lessons will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children should bring their PE kits to school on Monday and take them back home on Friday. They need to have a white t-shirt, shorts and trainers. Please make sure all your child’s clothes are named.
Children will have a Reading book to take home by the end of the week. This should be brought to and from school in their book bag. They will also have a yellow home/school book which will give you feedback on how your child has read at school. This is also for you to use if you wish when your child reads to you at home. This can also be used write notes to me if you have any concerns or questions. Any letters sent home will also be in these books bags so please check these bags daily.
Ask Me To Books
In a few weeks your child will bring home these books. They will go home on Monday and need to be returned on Friday every week. These will have 3 or 4 short activities that you can do with your child if you wish and reflect what they are doing in class.
This will be on Friday afternoons. Half the class will go to Forest Schools while the others stay in class and will do Art. The following week the groups will swap over activities. Mrs Geraghty will be writing to you shortly to give you more information about what days your child will be going and what they will need. Any parent volunteers would be most welcome to help out on Friday afternoons for Art or Forest Schools. Please let me know if you would like to help.
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