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 Christmas Holidays. We are really looking forward to the rest of the year ahead.
During the Spring Term our class topic is 'Lets Explore'
In English we will be reading the stories 'Naughty Bus' by Jan Oke and 'Meerkat Mail' by Emily Gravitt. We will be exploring how to develop our sentence writing and look at becoming more independent writers.
In Maths we will be learning to count forwards and backwards to 100 and to count, read, write and order numbers to 20. We will be looking at numbers to 50 and adding and subtracting numbers to 20.
In Science we will be learning about the materials and how toys can be made from different materials and seasonal changes from Winter into Spring.
In Geography we will be learning about our local city of Liverpool and planning our route to Africa. We will be focusing on Liverpool in the first half term recognising key human and physical features then we will move on to Africa to explore some of the countries within the continent of Africa. Here we will look at animals, landscape and weather.
In Computing we will looking at how to stay safe online and learning how to code using a simple programme.
In DT we will be designing and creating our own healthy fruit salad.
In Art we will be learning about Esther Mahlangu and creating our own art work based on her style of art.
In PSHE we will be looking at healthy bodies and healthy minds and looking at how we can be caring and responsible pupils.
In PE we will be practising our ball skills and looking at ways in which we can move during gymnastics lessons. We will be learning about how we can stay fit and healthy. Our PE lessons will be every Tuesday so it is vital the we have our kits in for these lessons.
In Music we will be looking closely at different genres of music including Blues, Baroque, Latin, Bhangra, Folk and Funk.
In RE we will be learning about sacred places and scared times including learning about the Easter Story.
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.