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Robins

         

  Robin Class

 Robin Class

Year 1 – Miss Jowett

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Marsh

Mrs Walters

 

Welcome back to the new school year!

 

Topic

We will have one main topic this term which is based on travelling around the United Kingdom. The children will also be learning about the history of transport, we have already started learning about who invented the aeroplane and about the first aeroplane ride. The children are thoroughly enjoying this.  As part of this, they will be making wooden aeroplanes, they are very excited to do this. You are more than welcome to come and see!

 

English

The children will continue to learn letter sounds in daily phonic sessions. We are learning digraphs and trigraphs as well as the split digraph. They will also continue to learn and read and write high frequency words. 

 There will also be ample opportunities for the children to work on their speaking and listening skills and respond to what they have heard by making relevant comments and asking relevant questions and speaking to a group.

 

We will also be developing our skills of writing and trying to write our own stories this term.

Books we will be looking at will be;

The Way Back Home Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Who Travelled Far and Wide Mara Bergman and Nick Maland

Journey Aaron Becker

 

 

Phonic Screening

In June the children will all have a phonic check. This will be carried out individually and their scores will be collected by Kent County Council. The phonic screening check is statutory and every child in Year 1 nationwide is screened. A letter giving further information will follow.

 

Mathematics

Counting

Sequencing

Addition and Subtraction 

Physical development

This term the children will begin by learning the basic skills of football, this will be taught by our sport specialist Mr Thacker.   P.E. will take place on a Wednesday and a Friday session with me. Please ensure that your child has their P.E. kit in school including trainers/plimsolls  jogging bottoms, T. shirt, a warm P.E. top and a water proof/jacket for wet and cold weather.

Child initiated play

In Robins we very much still believe in child led play and will therefore be factoring in sessions whereby the children can lead their own learning.

Forest school and outdoor learning

Forest school will feature as part of Robins timetable. This year all outdoor clothing will need to be supplied by yourselves. Please could you ensure that your child have a pair of waterproof trousers, a water proof jacket and a pair of wellies that can be kept in school at all times (please name them clearly). We very much want to give your children the opportunity for as much outdoor learning that we can outside of the forest school slots. Therefore, they will need this outdoor equipment in school at all times to enable us to do so.

Homework

Homework will comprise of hearing your child read at home as regularly as you can, M.A. books that will go out on a Friday and need to be returned on a Wednesday (1 page a week only), phonics homework will be sent out in paper form on a Friday. Any other pieces of homework we feel will be beneficial to your child will be sent out in paper form in your child's book bags. Homework will begin week 4 of term 1.

A note from us

Finally, children develop at different rates. Please be reassured that what we set for your child’s learning will be planned to suit them. All information stated above is intended to give you an overview of your child’s first term with us. If your child needs more time to achieve certain aspects of their learning then they will be given it. If your child needs to move on then they will equally be given this opportunity.

Please know that we operate an open door policy. No issue can be too small when concerning your child so please see us if you need to. If for any reason we are unavailable then please make an appointment to see us.

 

Miss Jowett

 

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