Class 1 2018 - 2019
Class 1 Teacher
Class 1 Teaching Assistant
Welcome to Class One
Nursery and Reception
Our topic this half term is ‘Marvellous Me’ which will be the theme for your child’s learning. This will focus on forming relationships with each other and building their self-confidence in class and around the school. We will study our body and how we can stay fit and healthy as well as talking about our senses. We will be looking at our families as well as other families to compare the similarities and differences. We will also be taking a walk into the local area to observe the changes of the seasons and the different types of weather.
Topics this term: Marvellous Me; People who help us; Superheroes; Space
In maths, the major focus will be on numbers from 0-20 and shape. They will be learning to read and write the numbers to 20 as well as counting the objects. We will also be looking at the main features of main 2D and 3D shapes and their names.
We are studying Phase 2 phonics with the reception children this half-term. They will be learning the sounds of single letters and will be starting to segment and blend words using our phonic knowledge. This will encourage children to read books and spend more time on the writing table which will then improve their handwriting.
In our literacy sessions we will be reading lots of fiction and non-fiction books about our topic. Alongside this we will be singing and learning nursery rhymes and alphabet songs. We will be doing lots of fine motor skills activities to strengthen your child’s muscles in their hands so their pencil grip will improve, making it easier for them to form letters.
Understanding the world - Technology
Our work in computing focuses on computers in our everyday lives and how they help us learn. The children will be developing their keyboard and mouse skills using the creative educational website, Purple Mash.
Reading - Our aim is to develop a love of reading. We encourage you to read with your child regularly - this can be both listening to them read and by having bed-time stories read to them. Reading should be a fun and enjoyable process for you and your child to develop together.
During class time your child will experience listening to fantastic stories regulary and they will also have numerous oppotunities to read to an adult and discuss them. We have a wide range of exciting books within school to support each child's reading ability.
Books will be changed on a Tuesday and Friday.
Phonics - Each child will being given a small blue Phonics book. Inside will be all the letter sounds that your child has learned in class so far. New sounds will be added when a new letter is introduced to them. Please look though the book together to help embed their phonic knowledge. Together you could look round the house for objects that begin with a paticular letter sound.
Homework - Homework books are handed out on a Friday and must be handed in by the following Friday ready for the next homework to be sent.
On Fridays, the West Lancashire School Sports Partnership provide high quality specialised PE sessions covering all areas of the curricullum over the course of the year. This half term there will be a focus on Striking and Fielding. It is essential that all children have the school PE kit available for these sessions. PE kits will be sent home at the end of every half term to be refreshed and brought back on the first day of the next half term.