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1L's Class Page

Welcome to our class page!

Our time in Year 1 is going to be filled with fun and exciting learning!

Here is some information about our class:

Our Team is

Class Teacher: Miss Lee

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Watson

Mrs McLoughlin and Miss Allen - who work with 1:1s in our class.

Miss Kool and Mrs Jones also come to teach us.

The Year 1 team also includes

Mrs Ramsden who teaches 1R and Mrs Stewart, Miss Barbetti and Miss Warne who help in their class.

KEY INFORMATION

School Times:

The timings for the school day differ depending on each year group. 

Year 1 School Day Starts: 8:45am (Year 1 Door) 

Each morning Mrs Ramsden and Miss Lee with be at the Year 1 door at the back of the school from 8:40-8:45am when the doors will close for registration.

Please wait in a line along the footpath and wait for us to open the doors. 

Year 1 School Day Ends: 3:15pm (Main Yard)

At the end of the school day, we will bring the children out to the Main Yard to be collected.

PE Days:

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Tuesday: (Indoor session)

Wednesday: (Outdoor session)

Our indoor PE session is on a Tuesday afternoon and our outdoor PE is on a Wednesday morning. 

Our PE kit is blue Birkdale jogging bottoms, hoodie, white Birkdale t-shirt and/or blue shorts please.

They can wear trainers and we ask that they keep their name-labelled PE pumps in school in a name-labelled pump bag.  

Please ensure that your child wears the correct PE kit.

Children will be asked to come into school in their PE kits, with shorts underneath jogging bottoms and hoodies over PE t-shirts in the colder months. 

Please can you ensure that your child comes to school on a Tuesday and Wednesday wearing their PE kit.

REMINDERS

PE Kits

Please can we ask that all school uniform/PE kit is labelled with your child's name clearly. Any unnamed items will be taken to our lost property box which is located at the school office. 

Children can bring in a named bottle of water which they have access to throughout the day. Children DO NOT need to bring in a snack as we provide a healthy snack for their morning break. 

Please ensure your child comes into school each day with a book bag (please no rucksacks) and please make sure they bring their reading book and diary each day.  

Homework

In Key Stage 1, we set homework each week via Google Classrooms. 

Homework will be set on a Friday and your child will have until the following Friday to hand their homework in via Google Classrooms. 

Reading at Home

Reading books will be given to children every Friday, and they will have the week to read to a grown up at home. We ask that you sign their reading diary when you hear your child read. 

Reading books must be brought back on Fridays to be changed for a new one. Our school reading books must be returned before a new one can be given out.

We ask that reading books are kept safely in the plastic wallets provided by school when they are not being read to prevent any damage or getting lost. Any damage or lost books will result in being asked a charge to cover the cost of a replacement.

Every Friday, children will also take home a book from our 'Lending Library' each week as part of Reading for Pleasure which we encourage you to read together.

Please share picture books and stories with children at home.  

CURRICULUM

Autumn Term

In the Autumn Term we have lots of exciting activities planned. In English, we will be using a range of texts including Superworm and The Jolly Postman. In Maths, we will begin the term focusing on our number understanding in particular place value, addition and subtraction. Later on in the term we will be learning about the United Kingdom and comparing contrasting the different human and physical features in each country! In History we will be comparing our typical school day to a typical school day in Victorian times.  In Art we will be looking at the artist Paul Klee and the work he created. In Science, we will be investigating materials and our senses. These are just a few of the areas we will be learning about.

Spring Term

Our topic this Spring term is entitled 'Amazing Animals.'  Here are just a few of our exciting activities planned for this lovely term - half way through our Year One journey!

In Science, our main focus will be to identify, name and compare animals by learning about their structure, diet and habitats - and this will be reflected in our other subject areas as well.

We will be looking at our Earth - on a globe and World maps to identify and name the Continents, Oceans and hot and cold areas.

We will read and explore a variety of stories from different parts of the World from the point of view of the animals that live there - and also finding facts about penguins for our non-fiction unit in English.    In Art we will be looking at animal markings and patterns and how they are suited to the habitat and environment they live in, exploring colour mixing to draw and show these patterns.

We will make animal hand puppets in DT using textile skills including sewing.

In Maths, we will continue to focus on basic number skills, the knowledge of place value and learning lots about measurement too.

History will involve the children in looking at significant people from the past, their impact and why we remember them today.

See our Curriculum Overview for Spring for even more detail!