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Class 1

Mrs Turner

Class Teacher

Mrs Hawkey

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hutchings

Teaching Assistant

WELCOME TO CLASS 1

Welcome to Class 1, we are a mixed Recpetion and Year 1 class. We encourage and foster a love of learning by creating stimulating environments and planning exciting activities. We aim to inspire and encourage children to become responsible and independent learners. We listen to the children in Class 1, about what they would like to learn, therefore the children have real ownership of their learning. 
 
Key timings: 
PE- Tuesdays
Year 1 home-work grid sent home at the start of the term. 
Spellings - Issued on Mondays, practised daily every morning.

Our PE day is Tuesday; however, we do ask that PE kits are in school every day to allow for flexibility.

 

For the Reception children in Class 1, we follow the Statutory Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage. This document is laid out in the Development Matters. The links below will take you directly to both documents, which are provided here for you to read.
 
We hope that you find the information useful on our class page, but please come and see a member of the Class 1 team if you have any questions or queries. 

Our Topic –  Muck, Mess and Mixtures!

Let’s get messy. Muck and mess are good. In fact, they're marvellous. Dive in and get your hands and feet all sticky and covered in paint. Play with liquids, squish some dough and check out the slushiest and mushiest foods. Pour, mix, stir, splat. How does it feel to get your hands covered in goo? Make a wobbly jelly and draw with wibbly clay. Write recipes, instructions, riddles and poems – there are loads of scrummy words to describe messy mixtures. Work with paint and other squelchy stuff to create a new gallery space. What will you make? How will you arrange it? How will the gallery make you and your visitors feel? Don’t worry about the mess – it’ll always wash.

 

This half term, we are going to get messy! We are going to investigate different textures with all of our senses and making our own mixtures. We are going to be exploring our outside areas and making some delicious recipes in the mud kitchen! We will read Goldilocks and the three bears, where we will taste porridge and will also write some tasty poems and recipes. Creative opportunities will allow us to explore the artist Jackson Pollock, experiment with marbling and bubble techniques and also explore clay and making clay bowls. We will need our thinking skills for a bubble experiment and learning about animals, sorting and describing them. In RE we will be exploring the Islamic faith and how Muslims follow this religion. In PE we will be preparing for Sports day through learning about different running, jumping and throwing techniques and working together as part of a team. In PSHE/ RSE we will learning about the changes in our bodies, where babies come from and the names of different parts of our bodies.

 

Help your child prepare for their project:

 

Why not make a mixture? A potion? In the garden. What would you like to put in your potion? What will you find in the garden? What will your potion do?

Do you have any pets? What types of animals are they? Are they a mammal? Reptile? Maybe go for a walk in the woods? To the beach? What animals do you see or hear? Can you describe them? Did the animals have wings? Beaks? Tails?

 

Please visit Google Classroom for our weekly spellings and homework grids. 

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the Class one team.

TAPESTRY
 
At Mawgan-in-Pydar School, we use a system called Tapesty, an online system to record and share your child’s learning and fun throughout the foundation year.  You can download the application on your smart phone and tablet or use the computer and we will email you when a new page is added to your child’s learning journey, which you can view and comment on.

We love hearing about the stories and wonderful things you do at home, so please make your own observations and add your photos and videos. This is helpful for us in Class 1 to see the learning continue at home, so many thanks in advance.

Click on the Tapestry logo below to access the website and log in. 

PHONICS
 
At Mawgan-in-Pydar School, we follow the systematic approach to phonics called Read, Write Inc. This is the way that your child will learn how to read and write.
 
It starts with learning bouncy and stretchy sounds that will build up the ability to break down words into sounds to read and blend them back together to spell. We have special actions that we add with the sounds to make learning enjoyable. 
 
It is always helpful to practice what we are learning at school, but if you feel you are a little unsure on how to pronounce the sounds here is a clip from the RWInc site which will help you.

Below are the Year 1 spelling lists and an overview of the spelling rules/sounds to be taught for each wordlist. At Mawgan-in-Pydar, we follow the 'Shakespeare and More' spelling scheme. The spelling overview explains how this scheme works.

In line with the National Curriculum, these spellings will be taught through daily activities and investigations. There are lots of fun ways to practise these words, to help children remember the spelling sounds and rules. As an additional learning task, please practise these spellings at home. Please note, any additional learning you do at home will support your child’s learning at school.

 

Our class toy is Elmer the elephant. Each Friday, he will be taken home by a different child in the class. Please take Elmer on your adventures over the weekend and record what you do. It would be great if you could add pictures/ videos and a write up onto Tapestry so your child can share their weekend news with the rest of the class. This activity helps develop children’s speaking and listening skills.

To ensure we keep safe, we will be sending home a wooden toy that can be easily cleaned. The book, basket and toy will need to be returned on Monday so that it can be cleaned and quarantined for the appropriate time before being sent home again on Friday. Thank you for your support and cooperation.  

It would be greatly appreciated if you would endeavour to hear your child read or share books on a regular basis to enhance their learning.

Within the daily routine, we aim to cover as much of our new topic as possible. We hope that your child enjoys their second term in Class 1 and if you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to come and see a member of the Class 1 team.

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