Class 1

Welcome to Class 1
Welcome to Class 1. The teaching team this year is Mrs Parker on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Chapman on a Thursday and Friday. Mrs Horsfall will cover PPA, ably assisted by Mrs Fordham. We are all very much looking forward to working with your child.

In Class 1 we have Reception children and Year 1 children. The Reception children follow the Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS) which involves children experimenting, investigating, and making sense of the world around them through play. Exciting first hand experiences, both self-initiated and adult-led, enable the children to develop knowledge, understanding and key skills in all areas of learning which provide a sound basis for later education. We build a profile of the children’s achievements by regular observations and will share this with you through our online learning journey – Tapestry. We really hope that you will use Tapestry to share your child’s experiences and achievements at home with us.

In Year 1 we build on all the skills and understanding the children gained in the Foundation Stage, continuing to learn by exploring, imagining, experimenting and problem-solving. Year 1 children in Class 1 have lots of opportunities to develop their independence and their social skills as they have to set an example to the younger children of how to be great learners.

The children and the staff in Class 1 are a very creative bunch and we do lots of drawing, painting, making, sewing and cooking. We also love to learn outside and learn about the natural environment.

The most important thing that parents and carers can do at home to support their child’s learning is regular (daily) reading followed by a discussion about the book. The impact of regular reading practise at home is phenomenal, across all areas of learning. Please sign your child’s reading diary and they can change their book as often as they like.

Please have a look at the ‘End Of Year Expectations’ leaflets attached below to see what skills and knowledge children should have acquired by the end of each year group.

ParentLeaflet Year1.pdf

 

What Are Class 1 Learning About This Year?

Termly Overview

Term Link
Autumn C1 Overview Autumn 2019.pdf
Spring  

 

Homework Menu & Homework Books
Each half term, children are given a new ‘Homework Menu’ from which they can select a specific number of activities to complete from the different areas of learning.

They can present their work in their homework book by either drawing/writing directly onto the paper or by sticking in printed sheets or photographs. Homework books should be returned to school during the last week of each half term.

There is a lot of choice on each menu and we really hope that pupils have fun working on their chosen projects!

Term Link
Autumn 1 KS1 (HM) Superhero - Autumn 1 (2019-20).pdf
Spring 1  
Summer 1  

 

Knowledge Organiser
A Knowledge Organiser is a go-to document for a topic/unit of work: each one identifies the key information that children need to have learned by the end of a topic. It also acts as a tool to support children in retaining and retrieving knowledge for life-long learning.

We have developed our own Knowledge Organisers to support the delivery of the curriculum, with each one starting with knowledge children should already know from previous learning. Each organiser also has a quiz to help children recall the knowledge and a list of technical vocabulary with definitions.

Term Link
Autumn 1 KS1 (KO) Superhero - Autumn 1 (2019-20).pdf
Spring 1  
Summer 1  

 

Termly Topic Maps

Term Link
Autumn 1 KS1 (TTP) Superheroes - Autumn 1 (2019-20).pdf
Autumn 2 KS1 (TTP) Donington Detectives - Autumn 2  (2019-20).pdf
Spring 1  
Spring 2  
Summer 1  
Summer 2  

 

Medium Term Planning

Term Link
Autumn 1 KS1 (MTP) Superheroes - Autumn 1 (2019-20).pdf
Autumn 2 KS1 (MTP) Donington Detectives - Autumn 2  (2019-20).pdf
Spring 1  
Spring 2  
Summer 1  
Summer 2  

 

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