Caterpillars 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Caterpillar’s Class.
Year One begins the children's journey into Key Stage One, so it's a very important year! We do lots of hands on leaning through our inspiring and creative curriculum.
We are a year 1 class who love to learn new and exciting things. We like to learn things in different ways to keep us motivated and engaged. We are a friendly class who show kindness and we value thankfulness. We are learning to be mathematicians, writers, readers, scientists, designers, artists, historians and geographers – what a busy life!! We are also learning how to be kind friends, independent learners and to be creative. To support you with this year, below are various resources, which can be used to support your child’s learning at home as well as in school.
If you have any queries please come and speak to a member of the Caterpillar’s team, Mrs Baron and Mrs Alcock.
What will the children need in school?
Everyday each child should bring to school their book bag containing their reading record and reading book. Books will be changed once they have completed a book. Each child should have a water bottle to be kept in school.
We willl have PE on Tuesday and Wednesday this half term. Children should come to school in their PE Kit on these days. Remove all jewellery before PE lessons. If earrings can't be removed then they need to be taped up.
Reading is amazing and can open up whole new worlds. This year we are promoting reading for pleasure! Reading has been set online via reading eggs and activelearn bugclub, children have their own individual username and passwords. It is recommended that children read for 10/15 minutes daily but at least 3 x per week.
Our main school phonics scheme is Activelearn Bugclub, although we use a variety of additional resources e.g. ICT; Phonicsplay, Jolly Phonics and Alphablocks (youtube), Phonics Farm app (22learn) games and interactive resources. Our home reading books are decodeable and are progressive through colour bands matched to phonics phases.
This half term I will provide a copy of the flashcards letters, sounds and common exception words your child needs to learn to read and spell.
This half term children are expected to go on numbots at least 3 times a week and reading eggs at least two times a week. Children are also expected to read 3 times a week as part of their homework.
In addition the DFE have given children challenges in the form of a yearly passport. Please see the link in files for more information..
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