Year 1 Class Page
Our classes are..
Class 1M and Class 1H
Mrs Midlane (Teacher), Mrs Dowson (Teaching Assistant), Mrs Pearse (1:1)
Mrs Holbrow (Teacher) and Mrs Grotzke (Teaching Assistant)
Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please send your child into school wearing their PE kit. All items should be labelled.
Term 5 Learning
Welcome back to Term 5! I hope you all had a fabulous half term.
Our topic this term is The Great Fire of London and we are so excited to get on with our learning. We may also have some very special visitors to come and meet us this term.
Our English learning this term will be focused around the book 'Beegu'.
Our first class text is going to be all about Beegu and the adventure they go on. We will be using this book as a stimulus when writing our own stories. We will be continuing to focus on using capital letters at the beginning of a sentence and for a name, full stops at the end of a sentence, spaces between words so it can be read back as well as beginning to add in the word 'and' into our sentences. As well as focusing on applying our phonic knowledge, we are also be continuing with their presentation and handwriting, always trying to write on the line. We are happy if the children write in print and not cursive - do what is natural to them.
Reading and Phonics
This term we will be continuing with our Phase 5 alternative graphemes as well as consolidating our previous learning. We will continue to show the children pseudo (alien) words to ensure they are applying their sounds in words they will not have seen before. As always, you child will come home with a new reading book on a Monday and Word Boxes will be checked and handed out on a Friday. Even as your child becomes more confident in reading, we still ask for you to read with them ideally 5 times a week to continue building fluency and comprehension.
In Maths we will be learning all about
- Multiplication and Division
Term 5 Wider Curriculum
(You can click on the subject logo to view our Pupil Organiser for that unit)
At Wheatfield, we continue to use Tapestry to track the achievements and interests of your child.
Year 1 staff update your child's journal and we strongly encourage families to upload their own contributions.
We often upload class notices and other important information regarding just Year 1 children on our Tapestry page.
Check your notification settings to ensure you receive all updates. If you do not have access to your account, please speak to a member of the Year 1 team
How can you help at home?
- Listen to your child read 5x a week. Discuss the story with them and make sure you write in their reading record every time they read so that it can count towards our Reading Bug challenge!
- Practise your child's spellings with them. Children are set new spellings every Friday- in their homework books there is an overview of the term's spellings. They will write their new spellings in weekly and they are also displayed on the classroom door.