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Welcome to Blue Class!

 

I'm Miss Rosser and I am the class teacher for Year 1. I am extremely lucky to be joined by Mrs Baker and Mrs Bannister, they are Blue Class' lovely teaching assistants. Mrs Baker works Monday to Wednesday and Mrs Bannister works on a Thursday and Friday. We are also joined by Mrs Curtis a wonderful volunteer to the school on a Monday and Thursday. Together we all love working in Blue class and enjoy learning and having fun together.

 

Blue class is the best place to be in the school, we have such enjoyable learning experiences and the children are such positive and enthusiastic young learners. 

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.

 

We are also very lucky to have a lovely 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: Frozen Worlds

 

Maths: This term the children will be consolidating their knowledge of simple addition to find their number bonds within 10, number bonds to 10 and will learn about completing tasks in a systematic format. They will also develop their subtraction skills through some simple take away activities including crossing out and counting back. The children will learn about fact families and will explore using the same numbers from a number sentence to create addition and subtraction number sentences. They will then move onto learning about 2D and 3D shape and will finish the term off with some place value to 20 which includes writing numbers as words, comparing groups of objects and understanding the concept of tens and ones. 

 

English: This term the children will be reading the Power of Reading text 'Rabbit and Bear - Rabbit's Bad Habits' by Julian Gough and Jim Field. The children will continue to develop their understanding and use of adjectives, we will be describing the characters in the story and using our own knowledge of these animals to help with this. They will be finding out about different bears and share the different facts they find out with each other. They will also use the information they have found out to create some fact files about these animals. We will use the text to help us create our own story maps and will use it to explore different writing styles. Throughout the term the children will be continuing to develop their handwriting and understanding of capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 

 

Phonics: This term the children will be introduced to Phase 4. This phase involves a lot of repetition and consolidation of sounds previously taught whilst also ensuring the children are aware of and use consonant blends in their reading and writing. We hope to begin teaching Phase 5 before Christmas. This introduces the children to the alternative sounds such as: ay, ou, ie, ea, oy etc.

 

Science: This term the children will be learning about seasonal change. The children will be learning about the 4 seasons in the year and will think about the different weather related to these seasons. 

 

Guided Reading: The children will have guided reading every day where we will listen to the children read and develop their comprehension skills. Alongside guided reading the children will be read with individually and will complete a selection of activities designed to develop and promote their phonics and comprehension skills.

 

RE: The children will be learning about ‘The Christmas Story'. We will be learning about the events in the story and will particularly think about the importance of giving gifts. We will think about the symbolism of the gifts that Jesus was given and will discuss some of our own gifts and why they are important to us. 

 

PE: The children will be continuing with gymnastics this term and will explore using the apparatus within our gymnastics lessons, they will also explore moving in different ways including using equipment with Miss Roots.

 

Geography: The children will be continuing their learning about the globe this term but will focusing particularly on certain areas of the world. We will be learning about hot and cold places and will be comparing them. The children will be encouraged to think about what it would be like to live in the Arctic and will find out about some of the animals that live there. 

 

Art: This term the children will be completing an Art project. They will be creating their own polar landscape using different media and materials. 

 

Important information

 

Christmas production:

Tuesday 10th December - PM performance

Wednesday 11th December - AM performance and Evening performance

 

Christingle service - Friday 13th December

 

Pantomime  - Tuesday 17th December

 

 

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. 

Please make sure your child has their reading book in school every day.

Please make sure homework is given in by Wednesday each week.

Please can we have wellies in school as we will be going outside lots this term as part of our Science learning. 

P.E will be on a Monday and Wednesday so please make sure the children have their P.E kits on those days and if your child wears earrings these are removed on these days.

 

Please feel free to come and speak to me on the playground after school if you have any queries. I look forward to a busy and exciting second term in Blue class😊

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