Welcome to Class 1M.
Our teacher is Mrs Metcalfe. Mrs Bird, Miss Finlay and Mrs Williams also work in our class.
We always try our best and have lots fun while we learn in Year 1!
Upcoming dates this half term:
Every half term, a homework menu will be given out with a selection of tasks to be completed, across all areas of the curriculum. It is your choice how many you complete, however you must do at least one and hand it in by the end of the half term. Your completed work will be celebrated.
Children can bring in a water (and only water) in a named bottle so if they get thirsty they have access to a drink throughout the day. Unfortunately, we don't have the facilities in class to provide drinks, please provide your child with a clearly labelled drink. Thank you.
This year, on PE days, your child will come into school in their PE kit. We will let you know our PE day asap. No PE kits are to be brought into school.
A new routine for changing reading books will be shared with you shortly. Please continue to read stories to your child.
Now that the children are in year 1 they will have a weekly spelling to learn, please support your child with them. Initially, your child will not be tested on the words but they will given the opportunity to right them correctly in a sentence.
The Spelling Shed and Maths Shed
Our school has signed up to 'The Spelling Shed'. Your child will take home a password which will enable them to log onto the site. The spellings for the week will be on there for the children to learn in a fun way. There will also be a score board. Let's make our class be the top spellers in the school.
In Year 1 we teach phonics daily. Phonics is the learning and application of the letters and sounds children need in order to read and write. Phonics is split into phases based on children's development. Links to phonics games can be found at the bottom of the page. Please play these games with your child.
It is important for children to pronounce phonemes (sounds) correctly. Here is a video which shows how to pronounce them accurately. When saying phonemes with your child, please pronounce them correctly.
Our first half term in 1M will be exciting as we will be getting to know our new teachers, areas of the classroom and how we learn in year 1.
Our main priority is to ensure that our children feel happy, confident, safe and secure in school. The children will have lots of opportunity to talk, play and express their feelings.
Our first book is 'The Colour Monster'. This will give us the opportunity to talk, recognise and address different feelings and emotions.
We will be learning about the different ways we can make numbers, use number lines and have even practice how to spell numbers to 10!
We will be talk about the different seasons. We will learn about how the weather and trees change throughout the year. We will use the book ‘The Lumberjack’s Beard’ to introduce the theme.