Our class teacher is Mrs Hall and our teaching assistant is Mrs Wood.
We hope to help every child make a smooth transition from Reception into Year One. As the children get more used to us the day becomes a little more formal, with greater emphasis on directed tasks rather than free choice activities. Later on the work will involve more writing, but support will be provided for those that need it. We aim to provide stimulating and enjoyable activities to challenge all the children.
We really enjoy learning in a practical, fun way.
Children will be given some learning activities to complete at home to help reinforce the work being covered in lessons and to provide the children with the opportunity to share and extend their learning with adults at home. This is completed in their pink homework book which is given out on a Friday. Please return homework by Thursday.
Children in Year 1 will be given the following activities:
We place a great emphasis on reading at St Laurence’s Primary School. Children will participate in guided reading sessions with an adult twice a week. It is very important that the children read every night. Reading record books should be signed by parents to indicate the page reached each evening and along with the reading book, should be brought into school every day. We aim to change reading books as frequently as possible, usually on Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Fridays. Please try to hear your child read daily, even if it's only for 5 minutes so they can build on their segmenting and blending skills. Teach Your Monster To Read can be accessed for free on a computer but will only work on an iPad if you download the app. This is a fun way to help support your child learning to read.
We will be working hard on phonics this year. At the end of the year, there will be a national phonics screening check. There are a lot of resources available online if you would like to work with your child. We will recap on phases 3 and 4 of Letters and Sounds and begin to learn phase 5. The children all seem to like Obb and Bob (very badly behaved aliens)! Their game can be played free online for free at: http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html
Equipment (Please ensure all items are clearly named)
In class 1 our Good to be Green rules are:
We very much look forward to working with the children in Year 1, and hope they have a very happy, successful and rewarding year.
Friday 13th July
In English we learnt about Helen Keller. She was deaf and blind. In Maths we did a learning sheet about number bonds to 20.
Adam E and Matilda
Summer 2 Week 6
We found out more about inventors. We made a telephone using cups and string.
By Bessie and Noah G
Summer 2 Week 4
This week we have been making robots out of boxes. In history we have been learning about Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone. We are learning our times tables 2x 5x 10x . A mysterious robot also visited our classroom and he was showing off his dance moves.
By David and Mia
Summer 2 Week 1
We have been reading a book called No Bot. We will be building robots. We are learning o’clock half past quarter past and quarter to.
Evie and Michaela
Summer 1 Week 7
This week we were learning about resilience for our class assembly. We all had so much fun!! 🤩👏🏿
This week in maths we have been doing time. This week we have been doing a fun activity phonics book.InPE we played Dishes and Dome.
By Finley and Elliot
Summer 1 Week 5
We have been learning how to make a information booklet about Astley Park. In RE we have learned about belonging. In maths we have had fun learning about fractions. We drew a map of the schools area in Geography. We’ve had a good week👍👍👍👍
Summer 1 week 3
We learnt about capacity this week. We had a race to see who filled up their bucket first. The last team won. We have been writing stories about the great outdoors and making our own stories up. Our favourite part was planning our stories.
By Rose and Lillie
Summer 1: Week 2
We have been doing block graphs in maths and we have been learning about the book Stuck in English. We have practised our class worship on 'Giraffe's Can't Dance' which was lots of fun.
By Ava and Noah S