Class 1 2020 - 2021
Class 1 Teacher
EYFS Lead, Art & Design Subject Leader,
DT Subject Leader
Class 1 Teaching Assistant
Class 1 Teaching Assistant
Welcome to Class One
Nursery and Reception
Welcome back to another exciting term in Class 1.
What Lies Beneath!
The children in Class 1 have always had a huge interest in sealife. We planned this topic because of it.
We are transforming our role-play area into an under the sea world linked to our class story Tiddler.
10 things to do at the beach with children
Collect shells - See how many different colours, different sizes and different types of shells you can find.
Go paddling - If weather permits, have a paddle at the edge of the sea and enjoy the sand and water between your toes.
Make a Mermaid - Draw her outline with a nice curvy tail then use
seaweed for her hair
shells for her tail scales and
two large stones for her bikini top.
Build Sandcastles - One of the class things to do at the beach! Don’t forget the moat and decorate your sandcastle with shells and stones.
Build a Channel to the Sea - Dig out a big channel from the sea back to your sandcastle to fill the moat.
Explore a Rock Pool - Take a net and explore a rock pool. See if you can find an anemone or a hermit crab (one that takes another new shell every time it outgrows the old one).
Make Footprints - Make giant or baby footprints from stones in the sand. Draw the outline of your foot and your child’s foot, on the sand with your finger/stick and then collect some interesting stones and pebbles to decorate the foot shape, not forgetting the toes!
Hunt for Footprints - Go barefoot and make footprints in the sand and then follow other footprints that you find. You might see bird tracks or dog paw tracks or different shoe or feet sizes.
BodyBoarding - Have fun BodyBoarding in the waves. Or progress to a bit of surfing if you master that!
Write Your Name in the Sand - Use your finger, or a piece of driftwood and write big letters to make your name in the sand.
Nursery will be embedding Phase 1 phonics and learning how to writetheir name using cursive letters.
Our Reception children will be recapping phase 2,3,4 to ensure they are confident with all their lettersounds and tricky words. We will be entering Phase 5a so that the children have some understanding of them when starting Year 1.
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.
This half term we will be continuing our 'Daily Sentence'. This is an activity that helps the children to think independently about putting a senetence together. The children will be encouraged to remember capital letters, fingerspaces and full-stops. We will be writing a short story linked to our topic.
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, Mini Mash.
P.E. will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please ensure your child is wearing their P.E. kit on those days (including navy joggers and sweatshirts when the weather is colder).
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.
We aim to send two reading books home weekly dependent on each child individual needs.
Phonics - Reception children will be given a 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. Please practice the letter sounds and tricky words with your child.
Nursery children will be given a busy book to take home. Inside will be a fun task for them to complete, related to the learning that they have done that week.
Library - We have a very exciting new micro library in school this year. Each child with have the opportunity to choose a book and take it home to read. books will be changed during library sessions.
Please look at our Forest School page to find out when the Forest School sessions are!!
This years Stay and Play sessions are;
Thursday 8th October 9.30am (cancelled due to social distancing measures)
Friday 4th December 9.30am (cancelled due to social distancing measures)
Tuesday 2nd February 9.30am (cancelled due to social distancing measures)
Tuesday 16th March 9.30am (cancelled due to social distancing measures)
Thursday 6th May 9.30am (cancelled due to social distancing measures)
Wednesday 14th July 9.30
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