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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,  she is the creative and passionate Blue Class' teaching assistant. Mrs Baker works Monday to Wednesday. 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.

Blue Class Reading Raffle

In Blue class we have introduced a strategy to encourage reading at home. If a child is heard read by an adult (parent, grandparent, childminder etc.) and it is recorded/signed in their reading record at least 4 times a week the child will receive a raffle ticket. This raffle will be drawn on a Friday at random and the winner of the draw will get to select a prize from a lucky dip bag.

Thank you, 

Blue Class Team

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Happy New Year Blue Class! Thank you all for making Term 2 fabulous and festive and for your continued hard work and support. Mrs Baker, Mrs Curtis and I are all extremely grateful for generous Christmas gifts and would like to say a huge thank you for these.

So here we go with Term 3, this term we’ve got some exciting learning ahead with some wonderful opportunities for the children to discover about a famous Tudor King and his family. 

 

Our English this term will be closely linked to our topic learning. We will be learning about King Henry VIII and will explore his life and that of others in the same time period. We will develop our writing skills in different ways throughout the term, such as describing the King; writing comparisons for those living in Tudor times; acting out key historical events and writing about them and finally writing some letters.

 

In Maths this term we will be learning about the value of numbers, particularly focusing on the teens numbers and understanding about tens and ones. We will become familiar with reading and writing numbers to 20 as words and using this to help us with some addition and subtraction within 20. This will include learning our number bonds to 20 for both addition and subtraction. We will also count forwards and backwards to 50, identify one more and one less up to 50 and finally start counting in 2s and 5s. 

 

Please note our foundation subjects at Offham are now being taught in blocks over consecutive afternoons. This is apart from Music & PE.

Computing (Week 1) – This term in computing, we will learn about technology outside of school and will become more familiar with Purple Mash.

History (Week 2-3) – In our Tudor topic, we will learn about the Tudor family, create a family tree showing the different members of the family; understand about the Tudor timeline including important historical events within this. We will compare the lives of rich and poor people and will learn about Henry VIII to understand why he is such an important historical figure.

Science (Week 3-4) – Our topic this term in Science is ‘Everyday Materials’. This will involve us naming everyday materials; describing their properties; distinguishing between an object and the material it is made from and comparing materials depending on their properties.   

Art/DT (Week 5) – We will be exploring different drawing techniques to create self portraits like those created of Henry VIII during the Tudor period.

PSHE & RE (Week 6) – During our PSHE sessions, we will be learning about different relationships we build and different people we can trust. We will also think about computer safety and how to stay safe and make the right decisions when using technology. In RE this term, we will learn about Jesus as a friend. We will think about and discuss whether it was easy for Jesus to show friendship and what we can learn about from different traditions.

 

PE – This term our PE will continue to be on a Monday and Wednesday, but the topics have changed. Miss Rosser will be teaching dance along the theme of toys and Miss Roots will teach the children about sending and receiving with their feet.

Music – This term in Music, we will play a selection of different games where the children are encouraged to use their listening skills to identify different styles of music and they will create their own compositions.

Homework

Children will be given 10 different activities to choose from throughout the term. 

Each week, children must choose one activity to complete for their homework. They are expected to choose a mixture of different subjects (not to complete a Maths task every week). Homework will still be set every Friday and it is to be handed back in on Wednesday.  For those that do not complete homework, a lunchtime club is available on a Tuesday.

It is an expectation that the children complete one of the given homework activities each week ready to share with their peers during our homework gallery on a Wednesday afternoon.

 

 

Spellings

Each Friday, your child will be given weekly spellings, with tests starting in Week 2. These will include statutory words as well as words from several prescribed spelling patterns. The words will be in children's spelling books and are available above. Your support in helping your children learn these words is greatly appreciated. Helping your child to use the words in sentences may assist their 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. Unfortunately we finished term 2 with a box full of unnamed jumpers and cardigans which have now been placed in lost property. To prevent this from happening please ensure that ALL items of clothing are labelled with your child's name.

It is important that your child has their reading book in school every day due to the organisation of our guided reading sessions. 

Please can we have wellies in school as we will be trying to go outside as much as we can this term as part of all our 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 another fun filled term in Blue class😊

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