Welcome to our class page! We will be updating you with the learning that we are doing in St Bernadette class.
Class Teacher: Miss James
Support Staff: Mrs Quinn and Miss McDonagh
A Typical Day in Year 1
Please make sure that you read with you child everyday . Regrettably we are unable to change school reading books until the previous books have been written in the reading record, returned and the reading record is signed.
|P.E. Days||Our P.E. days are Wednesday and Friday. P.E. kits should be kept in school at all times. We will send them home over the school holidays. Remember if your child has a club after school you will need to return their PE kit. Long hair needs to be tied back.|
|Morning Routine||When children arrive in the morning they are expected to say goodbye to their parents at the classroom door and come into the classroom, being greeted by the teacher. The children then change out of their coats and outdoor shoes, putting away their book bags, water bottles and lunch boxes. Once their belongings are away the children go to their places where they complete their early morning work. At 9:00 the classroom door is closed and registration is taken, finishing with morning prayer. Any child arriving after 9:00 must enter school through the Main Reception Area where a late slip must be completed.
We will always strive to maintain these routines. However, on rare occasions, circumstances prevent us from following them exactly.
This half-term, we have really enjoyed developing our skills across the curriculum.
Our RE topic this half-term is 'Following Jesus'. We have been thinking about the importance of trust in friendships, as without trust we have nothing. We have been thinking about how we choose friends, linking this to how Jesus choose his Disciples. We have been learning about the story of The Good Samaritan thinking about times when we may have been a passer-by and times that we have shown kindness to strangers. During the time of Lent, we are learning about the different parts of the Easter story. We are learning about how Jesus sacrificed his life to take away our sins.
We have been reading Six Dinner Sid as well as instructional texts so far this half-term. We have been developing our knowledge and application of punctuation, as well as developing our understanding of using the conjunction and correctly.
We continued to develop our knowledge of place value with numbers up to 100. We have really enjoyed practising counting back from 100, as well as counting in different ways, e.g. 2s, 5s and 10s. We have been able to apply this to solving Multiplication and Division number problems, where we have been grouping numbers together in different ways and counting them up. We have also been making links between doubling and halving and multiplication and division.
This term we have really enjoyed learning about our new topic, Castles. We have been really interested in finding out all about what life was like in castles, what jobs people did in castles and what food they ate. We have been particularly interested in finding out about how people used to defend castles, thinking about where they built them and what they did in the castle to protect themselves. Our favourite fact is what they used to put in the moat to deter enemies- we wonder if you know what that is..!
In English we started by looking at Jack and the Beanstalk. We have re-written the story, thinking about our different literary skills. We have been focusing on demarcating sentences accurately with full-stops and capital letters, using a range of conjunctions and also using common exception words. We couldn't believe that we found a letter from Queen Elizabeth I in our treasure box! In the letter she asked us to write a report on castles that we could share with others so that they could find out why castles are so important.
In mathematics, we have been securing our understanding of number between 0-50. We have been focusing on using a number line to help us to count forwards and backwards accurately. We have enjoyed using the manipulatives to help us to create different number sentences (addition and subtraction). as well as to help us to solve word problems. We are looking at counting in different ways: counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. To help us, we have been investigating counting using a range of resources as well as grouping objects.
Monday 17th September 2018 we met Rufus. He is a family member of Mrs Crane. Rufus has spent a considerable amount of time training and 'passing' many behavioural and temperament assessments. All his accreditations can be seen in school.
We are very excited to be welcoming him to our team.
This week we have been developing our phonetical knowledge, learning about both digraphs and trigraphs. We have been practising these sounds by identifying different objects, making word cards and also writing them with chalk in our outdoor learning quad. We have been trying really hard to apply our newfound knowledge to our writing.
In maths, we have been securing our understanding of number up to 20. We have been identifying missing numbers in a sequence, as well as thinking about one more and one less. We are confident with our understanding of number up to 20.