welcome to class 1
Our Autumn topic is Time travellers and we will be using the text Interstellar Cinderella to support us with our learning. This text follows on well from our last topic of Traditional Tales. The children will recognise the key features of the story but it has a fun twist. We will be comparing this text with the traditional Cinderella story, looking for similarities and differences.
The Time Travellers topic also allows us to look at technology from the past and the present. We will be looking to see how the technology is made up, comparing past and present and sequencing technology on a timeline.
In Art, we will be sketching technology from the past, carefully thinking about the lines and shapes we are drawing. These skills can be very difficult so we will be talking about how we hold our pencils and small strokes to sketch.
We will also be using present technology to complete some of our topic work. E.g computers and I pads to present some of our learning or sound buttons to help us record our sentences.
Please read with your child at least 3 times a week. I cannot stress how important this is - it really can make a difference!
Reading percentages are calculated on a Thursday. Reading records are checked twice a week.
PE - Friday Please make sure the children wear a named tracksuit or have a named P.E kit in school. If your child can wear shorts underneath their tracksuit or bring some in this will be helpful during gymnastic and dance sessions. Also long hair must be tied up.
Mrs Parker will teach the class on Tuesday morning when Miss Flude has her PPA time.
Forest School - Thursday Please make sure the children have wellies and an old coat, gloves, hat etc. in school and that these are named. We have waterproof suits that an be placed on top.
Homework will be given on Friday and will be returned the following Thursday.
We are focusing on what a verb is and identifying a verb in a range of different texts. We will then spend time adding the suffix 'ed' to regular verbs to change them to the past tense.
The children will be given daily writing opportunities to build and develop their skills. We will also be continuing to work hard on pre exisiting skills taught e.g. capital letters and full stops.
We are continuing to apply our phonics knowledge to help us to read and write.
Also while sharing and enjoying books we will apply our background knowledge, make predictions, infer, visualise and, notice meaning breakdown and repair it, in the moment of reading.
When reading a text we will decode text by applying our phonics knowledge to read unfamiliar words and also increase our sight recognition of high frequency words. When tackling longer words we will break them into their syllables.
After reading we will discuss the characters and events of the story. We will begin to respond to 'Look back and find the easier answer' and 'Think like a detective' questions about what we have read and record our responses down.
We are covering a range of mathematical topics at present such as place value, addition and subtraction. As well as becoming fluent in a range of skills within each topic, we will also apply language, discover effective methods and reason about problems.