Welcome to Rosen Class – Year 1
Welcome to Rosen class. I hope you have all had a lovely summer break. We have a very exciting term ahead and I would like to share with you bit of what we will be doing and some things that will help your child’s transition to Year 1 easier.
This term our class text will by Naughty Bus by Jan and Jerry Oke. We will be recalling key events of the story and exploring the different ways the author makes the story interesting and exciting. We will be learning how to say and write grammatically correct sentences, creating a photo story and writing simple letters. In phonics we will be consolidating knowledge of the phonemes from Phase 3. Our focus in handwriting will be beginning to form lowercase letters accurately.
CLIC and LEARN IT challenges will continue from where the children left off last year. Once your child has completed the challenge it will be copied and sent home to you. Please have a look at these and discuss them with your child when they bring them home. In school children are praised for beating their score from the previous week. In number, children will learn to count forwards and backwards from 100, compare numbers to 20 and identify one more and one less than these numbers. They will learn to use apparatus to solve simple addition and subtraction problems to 10 as well as learn the pairs of numbers that make 10 by heart. In Shape, Space and Measure children will compare different heights, lengths and weights and learn to name and describe common 2D shapes and continue and create repeating patterns.
Integrated Topic – Where did and where does the naughty bus go?
Based around our class text, children will explore the local area and talk about areas of the UK that they have visited. They will look at the different types of transport they use to travel and discover how transport has changed since their grandparents were little. They will design and make their own vehicle and make a BeeBot travel to different places. In music we will be learning songs about different types of transport and create different movements to perform We’re going on a ‘bus’ hunt in PE.
Children will have a reading book and a reading record sent home by the end of the week. It is really important that your child reads to an adult every day, they don’t have to read the whole book, a few pages is fine. Please sign this book every night with the pages you have read and if you would like to you can complete the activities in the book.
Please make sure your child brings their PE kit to school on Monday and leaves it in school for the whole week. I will send it home on Thursdays so it can be washed. Your child will need shorts and/or tracksuit bottoms, a white T-shirt, trainers and plimsolls for indoor PE. Please make sure all your child’s clothes are clearly labelled so that we can get them back to you if they are left lying around the classroom.
Forest School will take place every Friday afternoon. Children should come to school in their Forest School clothes in the morning bringing waterproof trousers in a bag. Forest School is a really important learning experience for you child but in order to run it we need volunteers to help. I know many of you work but if all of you could give your time for just one Friday afternoon every term then we can ensure the children can enjoy this fantastic learning experience. If we cannot get the adult support we will be unable to offer your child to this opportunity. Mrs Geraghty will be sending out letters shortly giving you more information.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child or would like to know more about any of the work they are doing in school, please come feel free to come and see me either in the playground before or after school or send me as message on ClassDojo and we can arrange a time that suits us both.
Class Teacher: Ms Baker
TA: Mrs Geraghty
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