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Welcome to Class One!

 

The Class One Team

Class Teacher: Mrs Hemsley (Mon - Wed)

                 Mrs Cass (Thurs - Fri)

 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Doyle (Mon-Fri)

                                       

 

 

Welcome to Class One! We hope you all had a wonderful Summer Holidays. We are really looking forward to the exciting year ahead.

 

 

During the Autumn Term our class topic is 'All About Me'

In English we will be reading the stories some Traditional Tales and 'Funny Bones' by Alan Ahlberg & Janet Ahlberg. This term we will be recapping our phonics and correct letter formations. We will also be learning to write simple labels, captions and sentences. 

 

In Maths we will be learning to count forwards and backwards to 100 and to count, read, write and order numbers to 10. We will also be learning to identify one more and one less than a given number and adding and subtracting numbers within 10. 

 

In Science we will be learning about the human body and observing the changes throughout Summer & Autumn. 

 

In Geography we will be learning about our local area and our school grounds. In this unit we will be exploring map work and designing and creating maps to help us navigate around the school. We will also be exploring our local area by taking a trip to the Marion Square and exploring local landmarks. 

 

In History we will be investigating our recent past, including looking at key events and exploring changes within our lives. We will also be comparing old and new toys from when we were a baby to now. 

 

In Computing we will be exploring technology around us and discussing the many ways technology can help us. We will begin to learn to use a keyboard and mouse and develop these skills to in order to use a desktop computer. 

 

In DT we will be designing and making a hand puppet. 

 

In Art we will be studying the artists Andy Goldsworthy using natural materials to create a structure whilst also creating our own firework/ bonfire paintings. 

 

In PSHE we will be looking at happy and healthy friendships and exploring ways we can be a good friend. 

 

In PE we will be practising our fundamental skills such as balancing and coordination. 

 

In Music we will be looking closely at different genres of music such as Old School Hip-Hop. We will be practicing our singing skills and learning to sing the song 'Hey You!'

 

 

 

 

 

Homework 

New reading books are given each week. Please ensure that your child has their book bag in school every day so that we can change their reading book. It is very important to read with your child for at least 10 minutes every night and sign their reading record to let us know they have completed their homework. 

 

New spellings are given on a Monday and need to be practised every night. Completed spelling sheets are collected in every Monday from the previous week.

 

 

At The Grange we believe that it is crucial to work in partnership with parents and carers. There is an expectation that you will support us by ensuring that your child completes the tasks that we set as homework.

 

Obviously the level of your engagement will depend on your child’s age but we expect you take an active part in all aspects of homework and, where necessary, indicate that you have monitored the completion of it (e.g. by signing the Home/School Reading Record Book.)

 

The routines of reading every day, learning spellings and multiplication tables etc. can be great fun and very rewarding for all concerned. Best results are achieved when homework in not done at the last minute but has a fixed time in a child’s established home routine. Short, sharp periods of activity are preferable to prolonged periods of study where concentration can be lost.

 

Effective learning and consolidation of learning cannot happen in an environment with lots of distractions (e.g. television etc.) Please give some thought to where your child works at home.

 

Please see below the extensive list of websites that your child can visit to consolidate and extend his/her learning.

Meet the Teaching Team Powerpoint

Useful Links to Support Learning at Home

Purple Mash Login Guidance

Physical and Mental Health and Well Being

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