Welcome to Class 3 – Year 1

In Class 3 we all work really hard and have a great time doing it! Mrs Holtby and Mrs Wilson are very excited about the year ahead with our class of amazing Year 1 children.

Our class is a busy, hard-working place which challenges our children in fun and creative ways. Year 1 children will be working towards their Phonics screening assessment in the summer. With lots of practise throughout the year, the children will be well-prepared for this. To help your child gain more confidence with their reading and develop a love of books, we encourage the children to read every night. Each week, we will send home 2 story bears, Snuggles and Tony, for your children to enjoy their favourite books with over the weekend. We can’t wait to hear of their adventures.

PE

We have PE on Wednesdays and Fridays, but please make sure children have PE kits in school all week. Our PE kit is a white t-shirt, black shorts and black plimsolls. All children should have a water bottle in school which needs to be taken home, washed and filled every night.

Wonderful things happen in Class 3…

We are children of God…

We celebrate and pray each day. We know that God is always with us and our families and we have talked about how we want to shine like Jesus this year.

We plan our own prayers to say when we spend time with God.

The work in our RE books is beautiful too! We have been thinking about our families and how they love and care for us each day. We have written our own Psalms about this love.

We are safe…

We thought about how to keep safe on the internet by keeping information private and speaking to adults if we are unsure or unhappy.

We are artists…

We are going on an Autumn walk to look at nature in our area. We will be collecting leaves, conkers, acorns and tree rubbings to create our own art work.

We are writers…

We are working hard to form all our letters correctly, sitting each letter on the line. We are now creating our own simple sentences, thinking carefully about where our capital letters and full stops need to go. We have been using interesting adjectives to make our writing more exciting.

We have been reading books about Traditional Tales. Here are some examples of our work:

We are mathematicians…

We are learning lots of new things in maths. We are getting really good at adding and taking away in different ways using lots of different apparatus to help us.

We are scientists…

We are learning about animals including humans. We can label parts of the human body and have learnt all about our 5 senses.

We have had some interesting visitors in class too.

We are musicians…

We enjoy singing songs, especially our favourite nursery rhymes. We have also been learning how to keep the beat in songs and will soon be adding instruments to our performances.

We are athletes…

We have been learning lots of new things in our PE lessons. We have learnt how to hold a rugby ball correctly and change direction and speed to dodge opponents.

We can speak different languages…

We have been learning how to say ‘hello’ when answering our register. We are going to be learning how to say ‘my name is’ and count to ten in French.

We had fun on European Languages Day learning lots of new Italian words. We even made some delicious pizza dough. Bellissimo!

 

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