Welcome to Year 1!
Fiennes, Da Vinci, Dickens and Blake
The Year One team
Dickens Class: Miss Foyle is the class teacher and year group leader. Mrs McTiernan and Mrs Xhamelda are the teaching assistants.
Blake Class: Miss Gibbs is the class teacher and Miss Thompson is the teaching assistant.
Fiennes Class: Mrs Francis-Pollin is the class teacher. Miss Juliff and Miss Deans are the teaching assistants.
Da Vinci Class: Miss Croxford is the class teacher and Miss Humphreys is the teaching assistant.
We would like to welcome all children, whether returning students or new children, to Year One where we have a year of fun, learning, exploration and adventure ahead of us.
Year 1 are currently using Tapestry as their platform for setting remote learning to children during the current Lockdown.
We are currently posting weekly project and maths home learning as well as additional daily home learning. Daily home learning consists of phonics, mental maths and a wider curricular lesson. We also upload daily story time too.
Please check your child's Tapestry account daily for home learning. Your child's teacher is also contactable through Tapestry and will be more than happy to help with anything home learning related.
Additionally, please do share pictures and videos with us of the home learning that your child is getting up to.
Useful websites to support home learning;
PE will be held twice a week however it is suggested that PE kit stays in school all week as other activities may crop up. PE days are as follows;
King Campus: Tuesday and Wednesday.
Kirk Campus: Tuesday and Friday.
One lesson a week will be held indoors and one lesson a week will be held outdoors. Please may children have a tracksuit in their PE bags to wear during outdoor PE.
Reading: Please read with your child as often as possible at home and record in their home school book. These are checked daily. Please aim to read with your child at least 4 times over the course of a week. Children will receive a raffle ticket for each week that they read 4 times or more and this will be put into a prize draw.
All children are encouraged to take part in our school wide reading challenge, which can be completed over the whole school year. This will give children the opportunity to read a range of genres and develop their pleasure for reading. The reading challenge can be found on the school website.
The Tiger who came to tea.
Commencing Monday 9th November we will begin a 5 week project called ’The Tiger who came to tea'. This project will have an English, Art and Science focus and will link to the popular story book. Children will create their own version of the stories by making puppets which they will use to retell their story.
Children may choose to complete one of the tasks listed below at home. When complete, they can bring their project into school to share with the class. Please can all home learning be brought into school by Monday 7th December.
- Make your own props to help you to retell the story. This could include lolly pop stick characters, masks or puppets.
- Using craft material of your choice, create your very own Tiger. Can you make your Tiger 3D?
- Research the usual diet of a Tiger. What do they normally eat? Are they a herbivore, carnivore or omnivore?
- Create a shopping list for Sophie and her Mum. What do they need to buy from the shops?
- Design party invitations and hold a tea party for your family at home. Maybe you could bake your own cake to eat at your tea party.
- Imagine that the Tiger had escaped from the zoo. Create a missing poster for the Tiger including a clear description of what the Tiger looks like.
We will be continuing to use Tapestry this year and we will be uploading pictures and videos of your children at school. Please continue to check your child’s profile to see updates of their time at school. Likewise, please do continue to upload photos and videos of what your child is getting up to at home. We will always make time for your child to share this with the class. For those of you who are new to the school, we will set you up with a login for you to be able to use.
Please do speak to us if you have any queries or concerns. It can be a little tricky to speak on the door so it is advisable to write a note in your child’s home school diary or book an appointment though the office. Please be reminded that your child’s class teacher is your first point of contact.
Dates for the diary
Inset Days 2020/2021
Friday 23rd October 2020
Monday 2nd November 2020
Friday 12th February 2021
Thursday 1st April 2021
Monday 7th June 2020