Welcome to Rosen Class – Year 1
Welcome back to another busy term in Rosen class.
This term our class text will by Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. We will be recalling key events of the story and looking at the different verbs and adjectives the author uses to make the story interesting and exciting. We will be learning how to say and write grammatically correct sentences as well as learning and using simple prepositions. We will also be creating our own stories about Leaf Man and writing instructions for a simple art project. In phonics we will learning the Phase 5 graphemes and tricky words. Our focus in handwriting will be continuing to form lowercase letters accurately.
CLIC and LEARN IT challenges will continue weekly. Please have a look at these and discuss them with your child when they bring them home. In number, children will read, write and compare numbers up to 100 and begin to identify what each digit represents. They will count in multiples of 5 and 10, and will learn how to group and share objects and numbers. In Shape, Space and Measure children will name and describe 3D shapes, identify coins up to £1 and learn to tell and represent the time to o’clock.
Integrated Topic – Where do the leaves go in winter?
Based around our class text, children will explore their local environment and seasonal changes. They will learn about different plants and animals, how the weather changes through the seasons and how the changes affect them and the wildlife around them. In music children will be exploring the sounds of a range of instruments and be creating a musical performance called ‘The Seasons’ inspired by Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. In art children will be using leaves to create their own Leaf Man and using different techniques for printing as well as learning about the artist William Morris and his work.
Please sign your child’s reading record every time you hear them read. If your child needs their book changed before I hear them read in class, they can let me know in the morning and I will change it if there is evidence they have been reading at home.
Maths Family ToolKit
Thank you for all your support. The children really seem to be enjoying doing the activities and I hope you are too. Your feedback is very valuable to us so please continue to complete the family and child’s comments boxes on the weekly sheets.
As the weather is getting colder please make sure your child has some tracksuit bottoms and a long sleeved top. This term we will be doing dance in the hall so children should have plimsolls which they can put on easily themselves. For outdoor PE lessons children should have trainers which should be kept in a plastic bag as the weather gets wetter.
Thank you to everyone who has helped with Forest School it is really appreciated. Forest School will continue to take place every Friday afternoon. Children should come to school in their Forest School clothes in the morning bringing waterproof trousers in a bag. Please make sure they also have hats and gloves as the weather gets colder.
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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