Welcome to Class 1 with Mrs O'Donoghue and Miss Turner
What your child will be learning this term: Class_1_Curriculum_Newsletter_Autumn_2020.pdf
A reminder that on Fridays the children need to come to school wearing clothes suitable for both PE and outdoor learning. The children don’t need to bring in wellies and waterproofs. Mrs Wilson will be teaching Class 1 on Fridays. They will be doing maths challenge, spelling test, PE and outdoor learning as well as the usual maths and phonics lessons.
Please remember to have a pair of trainers on pegs every day. These will need to stay in school all week. Also remember to send your child in with a coat too. Due to the current situation we are lacking indoor space that can be shared and the children have to be out of the classroom for a short period after lunchtime come rain or shine so the whole room can be cleaned down ready for the afternoon.
Your child’s book bag will be kept in class until it’s needed to be sent home. Reading books will come home soon once our new phonics programme is up and running! (returned books will be quarantined before being sent home to another child).
This term has been a busy term already with lots of learning taking place! Please take a look below at some of the exciting things we've been up to!
In Maths this term, we have been doing a lot of practical maths linked to addition, subtraction and place value. We have thoroughly enjoyed playing number bond bingo and writing number sentences to go with it. We are understanding how numbers are made and how they contain tens and ones.
In Science this term we have been exploring everyday materials and how they can be changed.
Look at us experimenting with lots of materials here!
In Art this term we have been looking at textiles and collage and the work of the artist Matisse. We have explored the techniques of layering, rubbings, tearing and creating animals out of shapes. We are now going to create our own masterpieces using these techniques!
We are finding History very exciting this term - learning all about the Suffragettes and in particular, the life of Emily Davison. We created our own ballot box and couldn't belive it when Mrs O'Donoghue only allowed the boys to vote! We were very cross and angry about it and knew how the Suffragettes would've felt and why they did what they did to get women the vote!
Our Outdoor Learning sessions have been so much fun this term! Especially in the wet and muddy weather! We have been helping get our outside area ready for the spring - we have been sawing wood, chopping plants and even hunting for worms!!
And, as always, we continue to be very active in Class 1 with our daily PE lessons. Here we are joining in with some superhero dance!
High Frequency Words that children are working towards learning:
PE kits and bookbags need to be in school every day please.