Welcome to Y1C!
It has been an exciting few weeks back at School after the Summer Holidays and Year 1C have settled into their new classroom tremendously well!
We are lucky because we have lots of adults helping in our class. Mrs Durgaj and Miss Clifton help us, they are our learning support assistants. Miss Chiassaro and Ms Aster join us in the morning for our reading sessions. We also have Specialist Teachers who come to our classroom once a week. Mr. Kearny teaches us Computing on Friday, Mr. Longstaff teaches us PE on Friday and Miss AK teaches us Music on Thursday.
We love our new classroom. It is filled with lots of special displays and exciting areas like our writing and phonics corner, a role play house, sand and water areas, construction area, maths working wall, a creation station and a super cosy reading jungle! These areas are familiar to us from Reception and support our learning.
It certainly has been a busy month so far! Our topic this term is ‘One Giant Leap’ which is all about transport and flight! In topic we cover a range of subjects including Geography, Art, Design and Technology, Music and History. We will be making papier-mâché hot air balloons so watch this space for pictures of our wonderful art and DT work! We have Topic day once a week; on Tuesdays! It is Miss Connolly’s favourite day of the week!
We have PE twice a week. Please bring PE kits in on Wednesday. They will be sent home on Friday. It would be very helpful if you could label everything in the PE kits! That way if clothes or shoes get mixed up they can be easily returned to their rightful owner!
In Year 1 we have daily reading sessions, where your child will read 1:1 with an adult. It is very important that your child brings in their reading record every day, so that an adult can write a comment. It is also important that your child is read with at home. It is expected that your child reads several pages a night and talks about their book, amounting to 10 -15mins each night. Please sign and make a comment, this helps us to know how your child's reading is coming along at home
We also visit the library in Saint Margaret Mary Annexe to choose and borrow books every two weeks.
We love to learn, grow and play together in Year 1! Please keep checking our class page for photographs of our learning and any trips we go on!