I am looking forward to seeing all of the children back in school on Monday 8th March 2021!
Thank you to all parents who have been schooling their children at home for the past few months - you have been brilliant and I am very grateful for your support.
Welcome to our class page!!
Our class teacher is Mrs Sanders-Day
Our teaching assistant is Miss Januszewski.
We are really excited to welcome you back to St. George's for your new school year!
We know that things are going to feel strange at first because it's been a while since many of you were at school but we are going to have a fantastic year together and learn lots of new things!
On the website page, we will keep it updated with lots of things to help you learn. We will upload your knowledge organisers for each subject to help you learn more at home and we will upload lots of pictures of our work so that you can show your parents!
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 14th 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 Monday 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 housepoints.
More information about our class and Year 1 in general can be found on our class newsletter below.
New class email address is now live!
Queries will be answered during normal school hours.
Practice your fact families!
Parental information for the Phonics Screening Check.
Listen to Stories Online!
You can now listen to authors reading their own books via Youtube. How exciting! Simply click on the link below and follow the instructions on the web page.
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 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. Ask your child at home to perform their text map to you.
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.
In RE we follow the Come and See programme which has been recommended by the Bishop and written by various Catholic educators throughout our Diocese and across the country. This term's topics include: Special People. Throughout the year the children also have the opportunity to study different faiths and understand how different people live out their religion.
Throughout their RE lessons the children are encouraged to ask questions and explore their understanding of the teachings within the Bible. The children hear different Bible stories and are provided with the time to 'wonder' and 'reflect' on the meanings of these stories and how God's word is relevant to us today. Ask your child about their learning in RE and ask them to think about any questions they may have relating to their current RE topic.
Within class we have a Collective Worship table. Once a week the children take ownership of their own worship and work together as a team to lead the collective worship for the rest of their class.