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Welcome to Blue Class!

I'm Miss Bowman and I am the class teacher for year 1. Mrs Baker and Mrs Tilley are Blue Class' lovely teaching assistants. Mrs Baker works Monday to Wednesday and Mrs Tilley works on a Thursday and Friday. We love working in Blue Class and learning alongside the children. There is nothing more amazing than seeing the children's personalities grow throughout the year as they develop confidence with their learning. This gives them a sense of pride and achievement which makes us all very proud to work with them. We aspire to capture the children's interests as we go along our learning journey, to ensure that they are always engaged and inspired. We aim to promote a love of learning that they will be able to take with them throughout their school journey. Together myself, Mrs Baker and Mrs Tilley make a great team as we offer different skills and attributes. Mrs Baker is very creative and often comes up with fantastic ideas to make our classroom engaging and exciting for the children to work in, Mrs Tilley is very compassionate and caring and I love to have fun and be silly sometimes. We are also very lucky to have a lovely spacious classroom where the children have access to a themed book corner and role play area depending on the class topic. Overall we aim to ensure that children receive the best education, academically and emotionally in a safe learning environment where they feel confident and happy to be themselves.

Autumn Term 2

Near and Far

Maths

This term the children will be focusing on addition and subtraction involving fact families and number bonds. We will also be looking at 2D shapes and beginning place value to 20.

English

In English this term we will be starting with The Man on the Moon. The children will be completing many types of writing linked to this story such as instructional signs, informal letters and recounts. We will then move on to Mr Grumpy’s Outing where the children will story write.

Phonics

This term the children will be consolidating knowledge of stage 3, 4 and 5.

Science

This term the children will be learning about everyday materials.

Guided Reading

The children will have guided reading every day. This will work in a carousal manner where the children will do a different activity each day. One of those activities will be to read with myself individually.

R.E

The children will be exploring the nativity story.

Computing

The children will begin their computing sessions by learning basic computer skills such as logging on, shutting down, logging onto bug club, searching and saving images on google they will then on to creating moving images.

P.E

The children will be continuing their gym work.

History

This term the children will be looking at transport and it’s history. Including the first aeroplane flight and history of cars.

Art

This term the children will be exploring an African artist.

 

Challenge time will be continuing for the second term to help the children ease into year 1 life. Subjects such as computing, geography etc will be taught in small groups alongside child-led learning.

General Reminders:

Please can you make sure that all items of clothing are labelled with your child’s name. This will help us locate items more efficiently if they are misplaced.

 

The children are slowly easing into the routine of Blue Class but please could I ask parents to remind children about reading books, jumpers, water bottles etc as they are leaving the school. We remind children every day when lining up to leave.

 

Pencil cases are allowed in schools; however, I do not let the children use them during learning time as the school is fully equipped with everything that they need, and I find that this stops any distractions. The children will be able to use their pencil cases during any Art/colouring activities, golden time and challenge time.

 

If you would like your child’s book changed, please write ‘please change’ into the yellow book. Mrs Tilley and Mrs Baker check these books every day.

 

P.E will be on a Tuesday and Thursday so please make sure the children have their P.E kits in on those days.

Please feel free to come and speak to me on the playground after school if you have any queries. I look forward to an exciting year 😊

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