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 Towers, Tunnels and Turrets!
See the castle ahead? Get ready to invade its mighty walls! Shoot a projectile with an archer’s aim. Head across the drawbridge, over the moat and up to the top of the tower. Meet Rapunzel who lives in a tall, tall tower. Let’s build a brand new one. Whose is the tallest? Can you measure it?
Then dig deep, deep down, making burrows and tunnels, just like the animals who live underground. What’s that sound? I hear little hooves going trip, trap, trip, trap, over the rickety bridge. Watch out for the angry troll underneath as he likes to gobble up little girls and boys! Make sure your bridge is sturdy enough to take our weight and get us safely to the other side.
And finally, meet three little pigs who need your help to build a strong fortress. Inside its strong walls, they’ll be safe from the big, bad wolf. No huffing and puffing will blow your fortress down!
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: