In the Year 1 class our teacher is Mrs. Porthouse and the teaching assistant who works with us is Miss Browning.
On a morning when the class come in there is always a challenge on the tables for the children to get started on. Once they have completed the challenge we start our learning with phonics. On a morning we also have an English and a Maths lesson.
Morning playtime is at 10:15am and we usually complete our English tasks before playtime and our Maths tasks afterwards.
In English we look at lots of different genres of writing and link them to our class text. In Maths we will learn different written methods to add and subtract. We will continue looking at number throughout the year but will also look at shape, data handling and how we can use our mathematical skills to solve problems.
Lunch is 12pm – 1pm. At the minute we have lunch in our classroom and the lunch choices are pre ordered the week before. We have 30 minutes in class to eat lunch and then at 12:30pm we go outside to play until 1pm.
After lunch we usually do learning relating to our current topic as well as learning in other subjects including Science, Computing, PSHE and Music. On a Monday afternoon the class is taught by Mrs Conlon. Our PE day is a Tuesday however this is flexible so if possible please keep a change of footwear in school all week. No change of clothing is required for PE.
Home – Learning is an important part of our learning and is used to practise skills such as spelling, times tables or counting and handwriting. Home- Learning is given out on a Monday and should be handed in on a Friday. In the home learning book there will be a spelling and a handwriting task. The Year 1 children also have 2 reading books which are changed on a Friday. They also have and a tricky word wallet with words in to practice reading. The words are tested and changed in school on a Friday.
Year 1 children also have access to Lexia, an online reading app and Numbots an online Maths app.
To find out more about what we are doing please view or download our class newsletters.