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 McKenna.
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 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Each child should have a water bottle to be kept in school.
We willl have PE on Thursday and Friday this half term. Children should come to school in their PE Kit on these days. Remove all jewellery before PE lessons.
A half-termly homework grid sheet (9 tasks of which the children choose 1 per week) is sent home at the beginning of each half-term. In addition homework is given weekly under the website homework link, via individual pupil login (e.g. weekly spelling list, that will be tested every Friday morning) and a maths or topic based task. Work can be completed in the yellow homework book. Please log in each week
Reading is amazing and can open up whole new worlds. This year we will be promoting reading for pleasure! Reading has been set online via reading eggs and activelearn bugclub, children have their own individual username and passwords (alternatively two reading books can be sent home every Monday). 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.
At the beginning of every 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 3 x per week. The highlighted words are the ones they know.
https//www.youtube - Jolly Phonics, Alphablocks, (Phonics) Numberblocks and Numberjacks episodes (Maths)
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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