Teacher: Mrs Askwith
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Taylerson
Welcome to our class page. Please explore it to find out information about what your children have been learning.
We currently have 2o children in Beech class. We are busy bees! In the mornings we practise our English and handwriting skills. In the afternoons we practise Maths as well as PE, Music, R.E and Computing. On a Friday we do topic all day! Look at our curriculum map to find out more about the exciting topics we will be covering.
School Year 2019-2020
Take a look at what we have been up to during the Autumn Term.
During the first half of spring term we are going to be looking at books by the same author – ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’ and ‘The Crocodile under the Bed’ by Judith Kerr. We are practising using adjectives in sentences and writing and we have especially loved describing the tiger! We are also beginning to add speech to pictures from the stories, thinking about what the characters could say in the book.
In maths we practise counting forwards and backwards to 50, work out one more and one less, number bonds for numbers 0-20 and count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s daily. As well as this, we look at different mathematical processes, problem solving using knowledge and reasoning.
What should a year 1 child be expected to do?
The 2014 National Curriculum outlines the expected standards that children should reach by the end of each year in primary school. These are outlined below
Reading is very important for children’s development and supports them in all lessons. We want to encourage children to love and enjoy reading. Please find time to read with your child and leave a comment in their Reading Record book at least once a week. Children will also read in school; this may not always be their reading book but please try to return it as we will always read if there is an opportunity. We monitor the number of times children read at home on our class rocket, children are then rewarded when they hit milestones. If any parents would like to volunteer to listen to readers, please speak to Mrs Summerill.
We all love to read in Beech class!
Take a look at our recent newsletter to find out the days that we have PE and the appropriate clothes for PE kit.
Please note no jewellery is allowed to be worn during PE for safety reasons and will need to be removed during PE and sporting activities.
Homework will be sent out on a Friday and it will involve a choice of tasks to complete around our topic. You will have atleast 2 weeks to complete it.
ICT at Home
There are many ways you can help at home by using some online programmes and educational apps on ipads or tablets.
Here are some that I would recommend:
- Hit the button – A great website to help the children to improve their tables and number bonds.
- Top marks – A range of games to help with maths and grammar.
- Eggy 100 – A great game for children to recognise common words in sentences, letters and sounds in spelling words.
- Maths Bingo – A good game for children to practise their addition, subtraction and multiplication.
- Bee-Bot – Children have lots of fun programming the Bee-Bot to navigate it around a course.
- Bobble Write – Great for recognition and formation of numbers and letters.
Archived Class Work
You can view our archived class work on our website.
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