Ms Fielden and Ms Morgan
Here is some information that will help your child to settle quickly as we start the Autumn Term.
Children line up on the KS1 yard ready to come into school at 8.50 am. They are collected by parents and carers at 3.10 pm.
If another adult is collecting your child, please inform the school office. Tel: 0161 273 1453
PE kits, including black pumps are kept in school until the half term break.
Please make sure all clothing is clearly marked with your child’s name.
Book bags and reading books are brought into school every day.
When children are settled, homework and spellings will be given out each Thursday and collected the following Monday morning.
We hope you can visit our classrooms to meet class teachers during week 2 – Tuesday 12th September, 9.00-9.30am.
Curriculum Newsletter – September 2017
We start year 1 with the topic: My Family and My Home, Now and in the Past and will find out about family structures and compare how people lived in the past to how we live today. As the half term progresses we will explore the changing seasons and record our observations about the weather.
In numeracy, the focus is to secure our ability to count accurately and represent values using counters, fingers and Numicon imagery. We will cover areas such as estimating, comparing and reasoning about numbers as well as well as developing our use of mathematical language and ability to solve problems.
In literacy lessons, we will read and analyse familiar stories and write lists, labels and captions based on the texts we are reading. Children are encouraged to take part in drama activities to develop their confidence and understanding of story book characters and motives.
All children take part in phonics lessons and guided reading sessions where they learn the important skills needed to understand and enjoy a range of texts. Reading books will be changed once a week and book bags need to be in school every day. This is important because children use their reading books for a range of activities. Children need to read for at least 10 minutes each day at home with an adult.
In science, we will take part in activities to find out about our sense of sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. ICT lessons with Mr Heap will introduce children to laptops and a range of programs used in KS1 and in music Mrs Morgan will focus is learning new songs with an autumn theme.
PE will take place on Tuesday morning with Miss Thompson. Please remember to bring a PE kit to school with all items clearly labelled. It is fine for girls to wear leggings under their shorts.
If you have any questions or need more information, please speak to a member of staff.
Thank you, from the Year 1 Team.