Our wonderful class TA is Ms Tate : )
Please note that this page will be updated frequently with important dates and information. Please check it out often so that you do not miss out on anything!
God loves and cares for all families. We have our families at home, our school family at St Mary's and our church family. We are ALL God's family.
At home, have a think about:
Please send in a family photo for our class liturgy on FAMILIES. These photos will be scanned and original copies will be sent home.
Please encourage your child to use Mathletics on a regular basis. It is an exciting and fun way to learn new maths concepts. I will be assigning specific tasks for children to complete that relate to the concepts we cover in class. Let's see how many GOLD certificates we can get in Year 1!
You can find children's login details and the Mathletics link below.
Homework is given out once a week, on a Friday and is to be returned on Mondays. Children will alternate each week between an Maths and English activity. Each Friday your child will also be given a list of 8 words to read and spell and a spelling test will take place on the following Friday. It is vital that you support and enable your child to do their work thoughtfully and neatly. Please ensure that they develop a routine so that they remember to bring their work to school. Please provide a note if your child has not completed their homework.
Please ensure you are reading with your child each evening. This will help them with their phonics and blending sounds together into words. Reading records will go home daily along with one book. It is important that both the reading record and book ALWAYS remain in your child's red bag as they may be asked to read in school at any time. It is also important that you comment on your child's reading in order to liaise effectively between home and school. We follow the Oxford Reading Tree scheme at St Mary's. As children progress in their reading and comprehension they will be moved up through the scheme.
Children will have PE two times a week on Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure children have their PE kit, which can be left at school. Kits will go home every half term holiday to be washed.
Tuck shop will be available every Tuesday and Thursday at break time. A piece of fruit will cost 20p.
The Year 1 phonics screen will take place in Summer term 2018. The children will read 40 words and will need to correctly sound out a certain percentage to pass. We will be practising lots in school, although reading every evening is vital in helping the children become more confident with their sounds and blending.
In Year 1 children are on Phase 5 sounds.
In English we are following the RML reading scheme. We are working hard to learn all our sounds to help us with our reading and writing. We love using our Fred fingers to help us sound out words. Remember to use Fred fingers and Fred talk when learning any new word. In year 1 we are trying to blend our sounds together into words.
We are trying hard to learn by heart our number bonds to 10. We are practicing our numbers 1-20 and 1 less and 1 more than a given number. We will also be focusing on counting in twos, fives and tens. We know that basic number skills will help us develop our understanding and enable us to apply it when solving number problems. Always remember to practise forming numbers correctly.