Welcome to Penguins Class!
Mrs Wiles is our class teacher
Mrs Alsford is our teaching assistant
Our class charter
This term our Quest is 'Once Upon a Time' with a focus on fairy tales in English and making cross curricular links to Geography and History. We will be looking at castles and kings and queens. We will also be celebrating diversity and learning traditional tales from other cultures. See below for our overview.
This half term our PE days are on Wednesdays and Fridays - please make sure your child has a full, named PE kit in school on these days. The PE kits will be kept in school on pegs and sent home at the end of each half term to be washed and checked. Please make sure any ear piercings are removed on PE days.
- On Fridays the children will be set the online book version of the story they have been practicing during their RWI lessons. This can be found on the Oxford Owl website using the password and username found in the front of your child's reading records. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/login?active-tab=students
- On Fridays the children will also bring home a special RWI 'book bag book' that links to the one they have been reading. This is an unfamiliar text and will therefore test the skills they learnt the week before to read it.
- Ideally the children should be reading 5 times a week. These can be books you may have at home or a book they have brought home from school from our class or school libraries. It also includes the online RWI books that are set every week.
Occasionally we may set some maths work to follow up what the children have been learning that week. This will be set on Teams in the assignments but we will let you know on our class boards outside our rooms for when we do this.
- it is always helpful to practise counting. In Year 1 we will be counting in 1s forwards and backwards to 100, in 2s forwards and backwards to 24 and in 10s forwards and backwards to 120. Practising speedy knowledge of number facts such as number bonds (to 10 or 20), doubles and halves is also beneficial.
In the Summer Term we will be setting spelling practise for the children. These will be 6 new common exception or 'red' words each week to learn and practice. They will be set via our class teams page each Friday afternoon, so please be sure to check this each week.
We will keep you updated on our class Teams page for any other homework set later on in the term.