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 Spring Term our class topic is 'Terrific Toys' and 'Toy the Rescue'.
In English we will be reading stories from 'Old Bear Stories' by Jane Hissey. We will be focusing on writing non-fiction writing including; factfiles, recounts and instructions.
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 History we will be learning about toys and how they are differ from toys in the past. We will also be looking at Grace Darling and the rescue she made from her lighthouse.
In Computing we will looking at how to stay safe online and learning how to use a computer.
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 DT we will be designing and making a hand puppet.
In PE we will be practising our ball skills and gymnastics 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.