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 5 in Rosen Class! Our ‘Big Question’ for this term is – How are humans different to bears? Please click on the link to find out more! Topic web Term 5
Forest School – We are very happy to be able to include Forest School in this term’s learning activities. As before, Forest School will be led by Mrs Moore on a Friday afternoon and, to ensure all children experience the same learning opportunities, we will alternate the groups each week. This term’s Forest School groups will be as follows:
Weeks 1, 3 and 5: Group 1 – Griffin (red) and Phoenix (green)
Weeks 2, 4 and 6: Group 2 – Ghillie Dhu (blue) and Pegasus (yellow)
Please ensure your child comes to school prepared for their Forest School session. PE kits are to be worn and don’t forget the waterproofs! We are now able to welcome a parent helper to attend each session. If you would like to help, please message me on dojo.
This term, PE is every Wednesday (Fielding and pitching) and Thursday (Gym) afternoon – children need to come to school on both days in their full outdoor PE kit.
Daily Phonics – We will be continuing to learn and consolidate our Phase 5 phonics this term. There will be interventions for those children needing a little more practise with their sounds and all children will be given an overview of target sounds to work on. 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. As the children progress through the reading levels, they will explore a wider range of texts including poetry, non fiction, news articles and magazines.
Maths – This term we will be moving on from addition and subtraction to learning about division and fractions. Again, we will be following the White Rose scheme of work for this.
Water bottles – Please ensure your child comes to school each day with a water bottle.
Hot weather – As we welcome the much needed warmer weather, we will be engaging in more outdoor learning activities. Please ensure your child comes to school prepared for hot weather. Sun cream should be applied at home before school as we are not able to do this in school. Please also provide a suitable sun hat.
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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