Welcome to Class 4.
We are a Year 1 class in one of the modular buildings. I am the class teacher and my name is Mrs Atamaniuk. Working with me are Miss Elliott, Miss Fell and Mrs Burrows. On a Friday the class will be taught by Mrs Peaurt.
Next door to us is the other Year 1 class. The teacher in this class is Miss Watts. We will be working together for some activities.
The classroom is large and bright with some of the same activities that were available in Reception. We will be working hard as a class to care for all of our equipment so that it lasts!
P.E will be on a Tuesday. Please ensure your child has a kit in school. We will send the kits home at half term so that they can be washed.
Guided reading will be on Thursdays when your child will share a book with an adult and be set new tasks.
We have been continuing to learn about place value. Most of us now can work with numbers to 20 using different methods to both add and subtract.
We have also tried to learn how to write our numbers to 20. Five children got all 20 right. Well done! We have taken every opportunity to try and learn them.
This half term we have learnt all about The Great Fire of London. We were all involved with acting out the story where we were fire, rats and of course, King Charles II.
We have also been talking and writing about heroes such as firefighters and creating our own. Next week two parents are coming in to visit to explain their jobs as a nurse and a police officer to us. We will be writing questions to ask them whilst they are in the class.
Common Exception Words – Tricky Words – (words that cannot be sounded out)
Your child will be bringing home some words which they need to learn how to spell. Please help them so that they can start using them correctly in their writing.
As last term we are continuing to follow the changing seasons. Six children recently went outside with Anna, the gardener, to look for signs of Spring. Although it was incredibly cold they found many flowers with buds on.
This half term we have been taking part in yoga. The whole class have been excellent and have demonstrated improving skills. The programme we follow is called ‘Cosmic Yoga’ and is available on line. Please ask your child to show you how good they are.
Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning – SEAL
We have been talking about ‘Going for Goals’. Every child has decided upon a target for school and home. We will be discussing ways that the children can achieve them over the next few weeks. Every child took a copy of their targets home so that you can support them.