Welcome to Rosen Class – Year 1
Class Teacher: Ms Baker
TA: Mrs Sharp
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. Children will be recalling key events of the story and exploring the different ways the author makes the story interesting and exciting. They will be learning how to say and write grammatically correct sentences, creating a photo story and writing simple letters. In phonics children will be consolidating their knowledge of the phonemes from Phase 3. Our focus in handwriting will be beginning to form lowercase letters accurately.
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.
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. Maths family Toolkit will continue and new books will be sent home starting next week. Topics in maths this term will be Place Value and Addition and Subtraction within 10.
Children will have a reading book and a reading record sent home by the end of the week. Please keep them in the folders provided. 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. In the folder there is also a bookmark with High Frequency words your child needs to learn.
Please make sure your child brings their PE kit to school by the end of this week. These will remain in school until the end of term. 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 on Tuesday afternoons with Mrs Wilkinson. Children should come to school dressed in their Forest School clothes, bringing waterproof trousers in a bag. Forest School is a really important learning experience for your child but in order to run it we need adult volunteers. I know many of you work but if all of you could give your time for just one Tuesday 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 this opportunity. Mrs Wilkinson will be sending out letters shortly giving you more information as to when these sessions will start and which group your child will be in.
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 Class Dojo and we can arrange a time to meet that suits us both.
Ms Baker and Mrs Sharp
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