Welcome to Class One!
The Class One Team
Class Teacher: Miss Cass (Mon-Fri)
Mrs Everett (Mon - Wed)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Doyle (Mon-Fri)
Welcome back to school Class One! We hope you all had a wonderful Easter break. We are really looking forward to the exciting term ahead.
During the Summer Term our class topic is 'Let's Set Sail to Africa'.
In English we will be reading the stories Meerkat Mail and the Night Pirates. We will write our own versions of the stories by changing the setting and writing our own pirate adventure stories. We will continue to practise our spelling, grammar and punctuation skills and work hard to learn to read and spell all of the Year 1 CEW by the end of the term. We will be developing our writing skills by learning to use adjectives and conjunctions to make our writing more exciting. This term we will also begin learning cursive handwriting. Please see the document below to show you how cursive letters are presented at the Grange.
In Maths we will be continue to develop our addition and subtraction skills through lots of daily practise and will begin learning about multiplication and division. We will be also learn about fractions, capacity and volume and how to tell the time!
In Science we will be learning about the human body and the seasonal changes that occur during the Spring and Summer months.
In Topic we will be looking at our local area including Crosby. We will be comparing Netherton to Crosby and we will look at what route we can take to get to Crosby from school using different transport methods.
In Art we will be looking at African artwork and will be working on skills such as colour washing and block colours.
In DT we will be creating a sliding picture using different methods to make the picture move.
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.