Class 1

class1bannerWe are the Reception Class. Our teachers are Mrs Baird and Mrs Clune.

We are amazingly well supported by the wonderful Mrs Pearce and we are delighted to have Mrs Arkwell-Smyth join our team this year.

Some of us went to Little Otters Playgroup at Slimbridge School so we know each other already!  We are looking forward to getting to know everyone in Class 1.

Class 1 Blog

Welcome to Term 5

Dear Parents & Carers

We hope you have had a lovely Easter and enjoyed eating all those Easter eggs! 

This term our Topic is ‘Growing’.  The children have already explored the school ‘Pollination’ and ‘Wildlife’ area and they have talked about what seeds they would like to grow including, sunflowers and tomatoes.  They were also disappointed in the lack of bugs found on their bug hunt so they have had a super idea of creating their own bug hotel.  They agreed it may be a “bit complicated” so they have written a letter to their Class 5 Buddies for their support with this.

We will focus on several stories and information books about minibeasts and growing plants, including ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ by Vivian French, ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle and ‘Eddie’s Garden’ by Sarah Garland.

Please find the Class 1 Topic plan attached to give you a better overview of your child’s learning this term.

Warm regards,

The Class 1 Team

Term 5 Topic Plan – Growing

WORLD BOOK DAY

Dear Children, Parents and Carers,

Thursday 4th March is WORLD BOOK DAY!

Sadly we can’t all be together to celebrate in our usual way, but don’t worry – we have plenty of fun activities for you to have a go at from the comfort of your home.

World Book Day is about promoting the enjoyment of reading, encouraging children (and adults) to read for pleasure and explore different types of reading materials.

Please take a look at the photo slides for a short introduction to WBD and posters informing you of some live events for all age groups that you can get involved in. Here are some of the links you might be interested in:

Little Otters/Reception – Follow the link to some lovely stories to watch and listen to https://www.worldbookday.com/share-a-story-corner/  and some fun activities too https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/ 

Reception/KS1 – Follow this link to listen to stories being read https://www.worldbookday.com/world-of-stories/  and some fun activities too https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/ 

KS2 – Follow these links for some ‘live’ share a story book events: https://www.worldbookday.com/events/ 

some author/illustrator academy: https://www.worldbookday.com/online-masterclasses/ 

and lots more resources: https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/primary/ 

Please also look out for a post from Mrs Carter with all the links to our YouTube school channel of teaching staff reading stories throughout lockdown. We hope you enjoy them.

COMPETITION TIME!

Here are some activities for you to do at home and to upload to Tapestry is you wish.

1. Make a book character/characters out of loo roll or a potato! – prizes will be given for impressive characters!
2. Make a cozy reading den – send us your photos of your den!
3. EXTREME READING – Reading in strange places! – prizes will be given for the next extreme reader photos!

Please see the information sheets about all three of these events here: 

Your FREE £1 Book Token is attached to the Tapestry post for you to download. 

We hope you enjoy some of these activities but whatever you do, take some time out to READ this week 🙂

Final Week of Home Learning 1.3.21

Dear Parents/Carers

We have almost made it through this third lockdown and you have all done an incredible job with home learning and we wanted to share our thanks for continuing to post your child’s daily learning.  We are really looking forward to seeing all the children and we have planned an exciting topic for the week we are all back together. 

We understand that parents and children might be feeling anxious about the transition back to school and the Class 1 Team will be doing lots to support each child back to their ‘new normal’.  

This week celebrates World Book Day so we have dedicated the whole week to reading books and doing book related activities. We have set up a reading den in the role play corner and you may want to do something similar at home.  

During number time we will be looking at subtraction and we have provided several worksheets to choose from – please don’t feel you have to do them all.  Simply pick and choose the ones that you know your child can manage.

This weeks resources:

Class 1 Learning Pack Help Guide week 8.docx

letter formation sheets v w x z.docx

tricky words to cut up 3.docx

In the Spring

I see Magic potion prompt cards

Rhyming Cards

Rhyming Spells Booklet

Spring Hunt Checklist 

5-little-ducks-stick-puppets

10 frame and 20 frame 

back-to-school-subtraction-up-to-10

dinosaur-themed-subtraction-activity-sheet

gingerbread-man-subtraction-within-20-worksheet

Subtraction-From-10-Number-Line

subtraction-from-20-number-line-worksheet

subtraction-number-sentences-to-10

Subtraction-Word-Problem-Challenge-Cards

Activity-Beans-Warm-Up-Activity-Card

There is a Learning pack to collect from the school office for those learning at home.

 

Best wishes and take care,

 

The Class 1 Team

Class 1 Home Learning WK Beginning 22nd February

Dear Parents/Carers

We hope you have had a relaxing week and enjoyed some family time together sans the home schooling.  We are definitely missing everyone from Class 1 and we are looking forward when we can all be back together.   

This week we are celebrating Chinese New Year, which is actually celebrated over 15 days so we have lots of lovely things for you to watch, make and do!

Please find the resources and their links listed below:

Class 1 Learning Pack Help Guide week 7

letter formation sheets b,h,k,p

all-about-number-19-activity

Ordering-to-20-Cut-and-Stick

snakes-and-ladders

I-Spy-Number-Game-PowerPoint

I Spy and Add to 20

I Spy Checklist

Comparing quantities and one more than one less than

Comparing-quantities-in-teddys-toy-shop

Checklist Chinese-New-Year-Poster

Its-Chinese-New-Year-EYFS-Story-PowerPoint

Animal Cards

 

Best Wishes

 

The Class 1 Team

 

 

 

 

Class 1 Home Learning Week Beginning 8.2.21

Dear Parents/Carers

Congratulations on reaching week 6 of Home Learning! You should all feel very proud of yourselves and quite happy that this is the last week before we can all enjoy a time to relax for the week of half term.

This week is our final week for learning about The Three Billy Goats Gruff which I can see the children have really loved.  We will also continue with learning the teen numbers and using the DFE Phonics lessons.

Please find below the learning guide (I’ve tried to make a simpler format to follow) and resources.

Class 1 Learning Pack Help Guide week 6

letter formation sheets j y r n m

Number-15-activity-sheet

all-about-number-16-activity-sheet

I Spy Number 17

Number-18-activity-sheet

Troll description

Wanted poster

 

Best wishes and take care,

The Class 1 Team