College Road, Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 4AR
Welcome to Class 1
Our Teachers are Mrs Fudge and Mrs Imeson
Our TA's are Mrs Wadsworth and Mrs Eastman
This topic is ‘Once Upon a Time’. The children will be immersed in the world of fairy tales. We will be using the story of Jack and the Beanstalk to investigate green growing and plant life cycles and will also be writing our own letters to the giant. We will be using the structure of Goldilocks and the Three Bears to write our own version of the stories and to discuss whether Goldilocks was misbehaving or not. We will then move on to look at stories which feature castles so the children can build their own castles, deciding which 3D shapes would be best and also writing a letter to an architect explaining exactly how they would like their castle to be built. We will also be looking at different versions of traditional tales such as 'Jack and the Jelly Bean stalk'.
We have learnt most of our phonemes now so will spend the final term ensuring that they are embedded in our reading and writing. Please support your child at home by reminding them every time they see and 'a' and 'i' together for example, that it makes and 'ai' sound. Click on the link below for a really fun way to approach phonics and another good website which is free to sign up to is www.phonicsplay.co.uk
Children will continue with their homework booklets this week to reinforce the learning they are doing in the classroom. Please work through these booklets at your own pace however please refrain from completing more than 1 sound each day. You could mix it up a bit by completing a sound and a tricky word page or why not practice some number recognition or practice counting both forwards and backwards but don't always start on zero. Please encourage your child to hold their pencil correctly and form their letters the correct way.
The children will be spending as much time as possible learning outdoors so please ensure they have wellies to leave in school, and a warm waterproof coat, both clearly named.
Please record any books that you have shared and discussed with your child or read to them. The children are doing so well with their reading, we are really proud of each and every one of them. It would be fantastic if every child could finish the term off by achieving their five page reading certificate and reading badge.
Finally we will be spending even more time in the Year 1 classrooms, becoming familiar with the new setting in preparation for next year. We will also be welcoming the new Reception children into school on a regular basis and helping them with their transition. This includes preparing a banquet for them fit for a King or Queen.
Please pop in and see us if you have any questions.
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