welcome to class 1
Dive into our new book...
4.30: One hour to go... Come on clock!
5.30: HOLIDAY TIME! HURRAY!
9.00: I packed my bags and went to bed early. Tomorrow, I, little old Dougal, will become...
Meet Dougal. His day job is pretty boring but luckily he has a really interesting hobby - deep-sea diving! Dougal doesn't usually find anything exciting on his dives but I wonder what he will discover in the underwater city of Atlantis!
This book offers lots of opportunities for the children to develop their writing skills. We will be using adjectives to write setting descriptions, and using our prediction skills to predict what the city of Atlantis might be like.
We will also be diving under the sea in our topic work. We will use different colours in Art to create underwater scenes and in Geography, we will look at where the five oceans are located. In History, we will be diving back in time to look at the story of a very famous lady.
I hope the children enjoy the first term in Year One and all of their exciting learning opportunities!
Please read with your child at least 3 times a week. I cannot stress how important this is - it really can make a difference!
Forest School - Tuesday (Please make sure the children have wellies and an old coat, gloves, hat etc. in school and that these are named.)
PE - Monday (Please make sure the children wear a named tracksuit or have a named P.E kit in school)
Homework will be given on Thursday and will be returned the following Wednesday. A spelling activity will also be sent home. This is not compulsory but will aid the children's spelling in class.
Literacy skills will be taught in the context of the above topic to make it interesting and enjoyable for the children. The children will be given 'short burst' writing opportunities each week to show off their writing skills.
The children will continue to develop their phonics skills focusing on new phase 5 sounds. However, phase 3 sounds will be revisited frequently. Hopefully, the children will apply their newly acquired phonics knowledge in their reading.
Number and Place Value will feature strongly in mathematics sessions this term, alongside topics such as, addition and subtraction, shape and measure.
The staff team are looking forward to teaching this term's topic and we are sure the children will enjoy discussing their learning with you.