Welcome to Rosen Class – Year 1
Class Teacher: Mrs Townsend & Mrs Peacock
TA: Mrs Sharp
Please click here to view our Term 1 Topic web
NEW!!! Please go to the Early Years Noticeboard for information on the phonics workshop: Early Years Notice Board
Welcome to the Autumn Term in Rosen Class. We have lots of exciting things planned for our first term.
This term our big question is ‘Where did and do the wheels on the bus go?’. We will be reading the book The Naughty Bus and discovering what it gets up to on its travels. We will plan new journeys for the Naughty Bus and test them using Bee-bot, our programmable toy. We will also use ipads to take photos of the Naughty bus in and around our school and create our own class photo book to show our work.
Phonics underpin the foundations to reading and writing and will be at the forefront of our learning this term. We will be consolidating the children’s learning of Phases 2 and 3 sounds and ensuring Phase 4 is secure. The teaching of Phase 5 will begin next term. We have a new member in our class, Worzel the Word Wizard and he loves sounds and words. The children will be given a sound each week with a task to collect words containing that sound, write them on a post it note and place on Worzel’s Words board for him to read.
Reading will be a key feature through all areas of learning. Reading workshops will take place weekly for small groups to explore our main text (The Naughty Bus) and develop an understanding of how stories are structured and why different fonts in the text might be used. The children have reading partners and read to to each other most days. We will also be hearing children read as often as possible. It is also important that you continue to hear your child read at home and explore the texts in greater depth using the questions on the children’s book marks. When you have heard them read, please record this in their reading record. You could also use their reading books to help them find words for Worzel!
In our topic work and science, we will be identifying the four countries that make up the United Kingdom and locate areas of local interest to us on maps. We will also be observing weather changes according to the seasons and recognise how that affects the things we can do and the clothes we might wear.
In Maths we will be looking at place value within the number 10 through sorting, counting and representing objects, counting forwards and backwards and counting one more and one less. We will also be reading and writing numbers and begin to use the symbols: < > =. The children will also complete weekly LEARN IT challenges.
PE sessions will be on a Monday afternoon (for Group 2 Forest school) with Mr Chadwick who will be developing the children’s ball skills, and Friday afternoon with Mrs Peacock who will be teaching the children gym skills. Please do make sure your child has their PE kit in school every day as the timetable may be subject to change. On Mondays, the Group 1 children should come to school in their Forest school clothes and bring waterproofs to put on before they go. Children must bring or wear the wellies they have in school.
The class dojo is now up and running and is a quick and easy way for you to contact us. If you need to give us some information, please use this system as opposed to the office as we will be checking it before the school day and at lunch times.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mrs Townsend, Mrs Peacock and Mrs Sharp
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