Welcome to Class One!
The Class One Team
Class Teacher: Miss Cass (Mon-Fri)
Mrs Bevin (Wed)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Doyle (Mon-Fri)
Mrs Dwan (Tues - Thurs)
Miss Hinton - Fri AM
Welcome to Class One! We hope you all had a wonderful Summer Holidays. We are really looking forward to the exciting term 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 20. We will also be learning to identify one more and one less than a given number.
In Geography we will be learning about our local area & the woodland areas in locally including plants and animals that live there. We will also be finding out about our school and its grounds.
In Art we will be studying the artists Pablo Picasso & Andy Goldsworthy and creating our own firework/ bonfire paintings.
In Computing we will looking at how to stay safe online and learning how to log onto the system.
In Science we will be learning about the human body and observing the changes throughout Summer & Autumn.
In PE we will be learning about the fundamentals of sports and learning about how we can stay fit and healthy. Our PE lessons will be every Tuesday so it is vital the children have their kits in for these lessons.
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.