Welcome to 1SM’s class page!
Mrs Murphy is the Class Teacher and Mrs Lask is the Teaching Assistant. Mrs Arnaudy and Miss Humphrey also help in our class.
We understand that the transition from a very play-based Reception class into Year 1 can seem rather scary and serious. However, we would like to reassure you that whilst we do work hard we also have lots of fun learning new things and improving our skills through our topic- based curriculum.
We try early on to get the children used to working independently in their groups in the mornings. Our day starts with Guided Reading activities and we then do Maths, Literacy and RE in mixed ability groups. In the afternoons we operate a carousel system of fun topic-based activities covering the foundation subjects: Art, Science, Computing, Music etc. The children have daily opportunities to extend their learning themselves through our independent topic challenges.
Home Learning is set on a Friday. Please complete home learning by the following Tuesday evening.
Each Monday your child will bring home one library book and one reading book. The Reading Record and both these books need to be returned on Friday, in order to allow for the books to be ‘quarantined’ over the weekend. Your child will choose a library book to share with you. You can read it to them or with them. The expectation is not that your child can independently read the library book but rather that you enjoy it together. The reading book will be a ‘stage ‘ or ‘phonics’ based book, which is allocated by the teacher.
Spellings will be set using Spelling Shed.
Spelling tests are usually on a Wednesday.
We do PE on a Tuesday (indoors) and a Wednesday (outdoors). Please make sure that your child comes to school on these days in their PE kit.
We are encouraging as much independence as possible, so the children will be responsible for emptying their book bags and handing in reading books, letters etc. We will remind the children at the beginning of every day to do this.
We are all very excited about this year and the learning journey we are embarking on!