Welcome to Rosen Class – Year 1
Class Teacher: Mrs Townsend
Teaching Assistant: Ms Archer
Welcome back! We hope you have enjoyed a restful break and are ready for a busy Term 2 in Rosen Class! Our ‘Big Question’ for this term is – What has changed since our grandparents were young? Please click on the link to find out more! Topic Web Term 2
Forest School will continue to be every Friday afternoon and, as before, groups will alternate each week to ensure all children have the opportunity to access the same learning each term. If it is not your Group’s forest school week, you will be doing PE. All children will need to come to school wearing their PE kits (long trousers and long sleeved tops). Waterproof’s for forest school can be kept in their lockers until needed. Mrs Moore has asked for two parents to help during each session, if you are able to do so please let me know. Groups and dates are:
Group 1 – Griffin (red) and Phoenix (green)
Group 2 – Ghillie Dhu (blue) and Pegasus (yellow)
Friday 6th November Group 1 (Group 2 PE)
Friday 13th November Group 2 (Group 1 PE)
Friday 20th November Group 1 (Group 2 PE)
Friday 27th November Group 2 (Group 1 PE)
Friday 4th December Group 1 (Group 2 PE)
Friday 11th December Group 2 (Group 1 PE)
PE is every Monday afternoon for all the children and alternate Friday afternoons when not at forest school – children need to come to school on both days in their full outdoor PE kit.
Daily Phonics – We will be covering Phase 5 phonics this term. The children will learn a new range of graphemes and phonemes for reading such as, the phoneme ‘a’ can be represented by the graphemes ‘ay’ or ‘a-e.’ Alternative pronunciations for graphemes are also introduced. Such as ‘ea’ in ‘pea,’ ‘read’ and ‘break. For more informatin about how phonics is taught at St James, please click on this link Phonics at St James
Reading underpins all that we do in Rosen Class. Every child uses a range of reading skills throughout the school day during structured learning activities and through continuous provision. We aim for each child to read to an adult once a week to check their progress before changing their reading book. Please take a look at the book mark that was sent home at the beginning of last term for ideas of additional reading activities when reading with your child. We will also be introducing ‘reading partners’ this term – ask your child what this involves!
Water bottles – will be sent home at the end of each day. Please remind your child to bring their water bottle into school everyday.
Contact – Class Dojo is the most effective way for you to contact us. If you need to share information, please send a personal message via this system as opposed to the office as we will be checking it before and after the school day and at lunch times.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about our plans for this term, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Mrs Townsend and Ms Archer
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