Welcome to Acer Class!
Mrs W Casey
We are a very busy and creative Year 1 class!
What we are currently learning
In English we will be reading The Way Home for Wolf by Rachel Bright.
We will be focusing on writing sentences with full stops, capital letters and finger spaces. We will be expanding our knowledge of conjunctions by using 'because' to extent our sentences, and we will practice using question marks and exclamation marks.
We will be learning about number and place value.
We are learning about map skills, and focusing on a small coastal area. We will be looking at maps of our local area and even our own school. We will also begin looking at weather.
We will be learning about Christianity.
We will be learning about our brain and how it works.
We are learning about painting. We will be focusing on Monet's water lilies whilst learning about mixing colours and different painting techniques.
KS1 Termly Overviews
Reading at home
Your child will bring home two reading books. One is 100% phonetically decodable which has been carefully matched with their phonics ability and they should be able to read this to you independently. The second book is a reading for pleasure book which we would like you to read together with your child to develop a passion for reading.
We would like your child to read at home for 10 minutes every night or at a MINIMUM of three times per week.
Please write in your child's reading record each time you read with them. They will receive house points, certificates and prizes for reading at home!
Please send your child to school with their reading book EVERY DAY. 'Decodable' books will be changed once they have been read and 'Reading for pleasure books' will be changed once per week.
Acer class have PE on Monday afternoon with Mr Allen and on Wednesday morning with Miss Robinson.
Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school, in a named bag. Please also ensure earrings are taken out/taped up.
Spellings will be sent home on a Monday and tested on a Friday.
On Friday morning, the children are given a 'Superhero' Maths challenge of 20 questions to complete in 2 minutes.
Phonics Screening Check
When your child is in Year 1, in June, they will sit the Phonics Screening Check. To find out more information about this, please click this link to look at our Phonics page...
Here are some useful websites to help to support your child with their learning in Year 1...
BBC bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p
Phonics Play: PhonicsPlay
Phonics Bloom: Phonics Games for the Classroom and Home - Phonics Bloom
If you have any questions, worries or concerns then please don’t hesitate to speak with us at the classroom or alternatively you can contact us via our class email...