Welcome to our class page!!
Our class teacher is Mrs Sanders-Day
Our teaching assistant is Mrs Scott.
We are really excited to welcome you to Year 1!
If you need to contact me, please email me using the address: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will do my best to respond within 48 hours, during working hours of 8am-5pm Monday to Friday.
Below, you will find the songs for our Nativity Play. Please practice the songs as often as you can!
Important Information about Covid-19
If there is an occasion where you have to access work remotely from home, in the case of individual self-isolation or bubble closure, you can find information below regarding what will happen in both situations.
If this happens, I will email you a letter containing information about what to do whilst at home. There will be work set for you to complete at home, if you are well enough. The work can be accessed via the files section on MS Teams via the link above. (The same platform we used during lockdown).
You need to email your work to me/bring it in on your return.
There will be work only, no live lessons.
If we needed to close our bubble, you will again receive a letter from school with information about what to do whilst at home. We will go back to the system we used during lockdown, meeting twice daily online for live lessons (9:15am & 1:30pm) and setting work online, all via MS Teams.
If you have any questions/need to send me work, please email me using the address: email@example.com
Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday so make sure you aren't wearing any earrings on those days. Also, try to practice getting dressed and undressed at home so we can get to our PE lesson as quickly as possible!
We will be sending homework out on a Monday and we will collect it in on a Friday. This will begin w/c 6th September 2020.
Reading books will also be sent out w/c 14th September and will match your new RWI group so they will get changed either daily or every 3 or 5 days.
We will still collect your reading diary in every Tuesday though so that we can keep track of how much you're reading at home - remember, it should be at least 5 times a week!
You can move through our reading stars and hopefully get a prize when you reach the top, not to mention weekly house points.
More information about our class and Year 1 in general can be found on our class newsletter below.
Here are some useful links to things that you can use to support your child at home:
Our ‘Golden Rules’
At St. George’s we expect all children to be well behaved and ready to learn. Remember that each new term is a fresh start. Here is a reminder of our school rules so that you know what we expect from you.
Treat other people how you would like to be treated.
Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself.
Always do as you are told straight away.
Play your part in keeping our school clean and tidy.
If you have nothing nice to say – say nothing at all.
Respect other people and their property.
Walk around school quietly, on the left and in single file.
Talk for Writing and Read Write Inc.
To teach the children reading and writing we will be following the Read Write Inc scheme. These are daily lessons that teach the children phonics, writing, reading and basic comprehension skills. The children will have a book they will focus on and all their learning will be based on the book they are reading. Your child may not be taught by their class teacher during these sessions.
This is a photo of our Read Write Inc sound poster. This helps us when we read and write.
We also teach separate Talk for Writing lessons. Talk for Writing is a writing scheme written and designed by Pie Corbett. The children are taught a specific text over 3 - 4 weeks. During this time the children learn a text and then adapt and change this text to create their own. The children really enjoy learning new texts and creating actions to help them remember.
This half term we are learning and adapting 'The Three Little Pigs'.
Throughout school we follow the Big Maths programme. We do daily CLIC (Counting, Learn It's, It's Nothing New and Calculation) sessions where the children learn basic number skills. Within these lessons we are trying to develop counting skills, fluency and mastery within Maths. Mastery is focusing on deepening the children's knowledge and challenging them to apply their previously gained knowledge to new situations and problems.
This half term in RE, we will be looking at the topics: Families, Belonging and Waiting. As well as this, we will continue to have our daily acts of worship either as a class or whole school.
We will continue to be using the TenTen resources for RSE, and a programme called 1 decision to teach PHSE.
History, Geography and Science.
This term we will introduce the children to History, Geography and Science. In History we will learn about timelines and focus on the main events in our lives so far. In Geography we will learn about simple maps and look at the geography of our local area. In Science, we will learn about plants, trees and animals.