Welcome to Year 1 - Bluebell Class!
Mrs Ives Mrs Jeffries
(Class Teacher) (Teaching Assistant)
Wishing you a very smiley and warm welcome to Year 1!
On our class page you will find general information about the class; links to resources and homework tasks and an overview of the learning taking place in school. If you need to contact me please do this through the office.
Our topic this term is Beachcombers!
Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside. Do you? That’s good, because you’re about to become an expert beachcomber!
Head to your nearest beach to look for interesting and unusual objects, using your senses to spot, sniff and seek them out. Have you seen the rock pools yet? We can take a peek into the cool water to learn about the weird and wonderful animals and plants in their microhabitats. Maybe we can kick back in a deckchair and do a little reading. What’s your favourite book about the seashore?
Let's invent an amazing rock pool resident. What features will it need to survive happily in its watery habitat? Make a 3-D model of your plant or creature. Got your shorts and sunglasses on? Bucket and spade at the ready? Let’s get beachcombing.
At the beginning of each term the children will have their homework sent home in their home learning book. Inside the book will be a variety of cross curricula activities linked to the current topic. The children are welcome to complete one activity or as many as they would like and evidence their learning in their book. Homework is then due in in the final week of each term and will be returned to them at the start of the following term with new homework as well as feedback of what they had achieved in the previous term.
Ideally the children will also be reading daily or as often as possible, as this will have a positive impact on other areas including phonics, comprehension, spoken language and spelling. Please record when your child has read in their reading record book.
We believe in positive praise and always seek opportunities to reward the children. The children start the day on the “sunflower” and if they do something special they are rewarded by being put onto the “honey pot”. They then receive a sticker and share their good work with the class.
Here are some useful resources:
Examples of our cursive letter formation and letter families: