Welcome to Snowdrop and Tulip!
For the first term, your child’s will be set out and function like a reception class, to help the children settle back into their learning and give them the opportunity to complete their Early Years’ experience. Alongside this, we will be working on the Year 1 objectives in small groups to ensure no learning is missed!
We will start this year by reading Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis, the book that was supposed to be read in Reception during the Summer term. We think the children will enjoy the story, and we can use Southwark Park for inspiration for our work. Also, we will start to look at the changing seasons in accordance with the Year 1 science and geography objectives.
We will go on to read ‘I want my hat back’, by Jon Klassen, and then we will be continuing to read and write a range of genres, including narratives an non fiction texts, across the year.
In maths, we will be following the White Rose scheme of work for Year One, which has been edited to take into account any lost learning from last year. White Rose focuses heavily on number, problem solving and reasoning, and where the children won’t usually be working with high numbers they will be applying a wide range of reasoning and problem solving skills to manipulate numbers that they are familiar with.
We will be recapping the Reception phonics (phase 3) over the half term, and then start to learn phase 4 and 5 as soon as possible.
Snowdrop Class will have P.E. every Wednesday and Tulip Class will have PE on Thursday.
We will be focusing on developing balance, co-ordination and control, as well as building stamina and keeping fit! All children must change into full P.E. kit to participate, consisting of white t-shirt, navy/black shorts, and trainers – please ensure that ALL items (including the uniform they will change out of) are clearly labelled with your child’s name and class.
Homework will usually be set using Google Classroom to be completed online. More details of this will follow as this is new for us as well!
Occasionally we will send home topic work to be completed and returned to school- posters or projects to support children’s learning.
The children will read to adults on a regular basis, in a group and independently. They will need their book bags on Monday and Thursday, please return reading books and reading records on these days and write a comment in the reading record to say how your child has read at home.
Please read with your child at home every day and encourage reading for pleasure.
Because of the current situation with Covid-19, the resources in both classes, and outside, will be cleaned thoroughly, and rotated too.
We are looking forward to a fantastic year together in Year 1!
Mr Lederer and Mrs Lawson