Welcome to Class 4!
Our teachers are Miss Gillin and Miss Vaga.
Our teaching assistants are the wonderful Mrs Hunter and Mrs Rogers.
Our PE lessons are every Monday and Friday. Please ensure that PE kits are in school and have your child's name clearly labelled on every item.
Autumn Term 2
We are now in the second half of the Autumn term and we have lots of exciting things happening. It is a busy time for all of us in Year 1!
In our English lessons, we will be focusing on stories with familiar settings, including:
Peace at Last
One Snowy Night
Big bear Little Bear
Traditional Christmas Stories
We will also study the poem 'Sensational' as part of our poetry topic.
In Mathematics, we will be continuing our learning of numbers. We will be focusing on the following areas:
- Numbers to 100
- Number patterns (2's, 5's and 10's)
- Finding the difference
- Problem solving
In Science we will continue our 'using our senses' topic and move on to the topic of 'sensing seasons'.
In RE, we are focusing on 'Gifts'. We will be discussing the reasons why we give gifts and learn about the importance of giving, especially to those less fortunate than ourselves. Advent and the Christmas Story will follow on from this.
Computing will see us understanding what algorithms are and how they are implemented.
History will focus on key events beyond living memory, linking in with Black History Month and Remembrance.
We will be enjoying Bonfire and Christmas activities during our Art lessons, as well as the study of Andre Derain.
We are currently preparing for the KS1 Christmas production 'Lights, Camel, Action!' which involves Year 1 doing lots of singing! We have been working hard in our music lessons to learn all of the lyrics.
Homework, home reading and spellings
Please ensure your child has their reading folder in school every day.
Your child will have a spelling test every Wednesday. Homework folders and spelling diaries must be handed in by Wednesday so we can update them with their latest test score and new spellings.
Your child's spelling test scores can be found on each spelling list. If the spelling diary has not been handed in, we are unable to record their attained scores and your child's new spellings will be given on a separate piece of paper.
We remind the children every morning to take their reading folders, homework folders and any letters or forms out of their bag. However, we are still finding that things are being left in bags. Please can you remind your child that these must be handed in.
Every Thursday your child will receive the new set of spellings and a piece of maths homework set on MyMaths.
Please visit our page regularly as it will be updated with important notices and information throughout the term.
School Term Dates 2017/18
Autumn Term 2017
INSET: Monday 4th September 2017
INSET: Tuesday 5th September 2017
Starts: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Half Term: Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October 2017
Ends: Thursday 21st December 2017
Spring Term 2018
Starts: Monday 8th January 2018
Half Term: Monday 12th to Friday 16th February 2018
Ends: Friday 23rd March 2018
Summer Term 2018
Starts: Monday 9th April 2018
May Day: Monday 7th May 2018
Half Term: Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June 2018
INSET: Monday 4th June 2018
Ends: Friday 20th July 2018
INSET: Monday 23rd July 2018
INSET: Tuesday 24th July 2018