Elm - Year 1
We hope you have all had a wonderful Summer and are looking forward to the new term in a brand new class! This term we are learning all about Houses and Homes. Below is a curriculum poster highlighting some of the subjects we will cover in this topic. The direction may change slightly throughout the term depending on what the children find interesting and want to learn more about.
We hope you find this page a useful tool to find out what we have all be learning. Please have a look regularly as the page will be updated weekly with photos and any important information regarding any changes in class.
We look forward to an excellent term with our new Year 1s!
From Miss Edwards, Mrs Hambleton and Miss Cook.
A few of you have been asking about activities that can be done at home to help your child with their phonics. There are some great games and apps on the internet! The children in Elm Class are mainly on Phase 3 sounds so if any of the games ask you which phase, it is best to chose 2 or 3 so they can practice the sounds they already know. There are a lot of free activities on there so you don't need to register and pay for the extras. We will also continue to send home little phonics activities to have a go at at the weekend to help with reading.
This week there is an extra sheet of 'high frequency' words that the children should know without sounding out. Please could you continue to practice these words with your child so they can sight read them in their reading books.
The apps/games/websites we use in school are mainly:
- Letters and Sounds
- Phonics Play
- Mr Thorne (Can use his youtube videos for songs)
- DJ Cow
- BBC Bitesize
Please feel free to catch one of us at the end of the day or write a note if you need any more guidance with phonics at home. It is amazing when the children want to learn with their parents as well as at school!
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Hansel and Gretel!
We've been acting out our own versions of The Three Little Pigs!
Healthy body, healthy mind! This week we have been learning all about what it means to be healthy! The Life Education Bus came to visit and we learned all the foods we can eat to keep our body fit and strong! We then chose the foods we thought would be best in a healthy pack lunch and decided on the foods we should only eat a small amount of to keep our bodies the best they can be!
We are story detectives.
We had a new story to learn about so we went on a hunt for clues around the School field. We found pictures of a pig, a house, a wolf, the wind, straw and sticks. Can you guess what our class story is?
We had a great time in our Maths lessons this week. We wrote and ordered numbers, played matching games and even had a maths treasure hunt around the class.