Class 1 2017 - 2018

Miss Swindell

Miss Swindell

Class 1 Teacher & Science Lead.

Welcome to Class 1

Hello Class 1

Welcome back! This is our final half term in year 1! I cannot believe how fast this year has gone! Only 7 weeks left!

We have lots of new topics this half term and our timetable has changed slightly, so please look at the curriculum overview and timetable below. We will be learning all about sea and coastlines as well as what life was like for our grandparents when they were growing up. This half term we also have our phonics screening tests (information about this can be found below). I am very proud of all of the children in year 1 and their continuous hard work. We will have a great final term together. We have our trip to Chester Zoo to look forward to at the end of term and I expect that to be very exciting!

The weather is getting nicer now so please provide your child with their own waterbottles (these can be refilled in class) Suncream and sun hats can also be brought in on hotter days. Hopefully lots of sun means lots of exciting outdoor learning! I would advise coats are still brought in, as we all know how quick the weather changes through the day. 

Please check our page regularly as I will be adding photos and blogs about what we are getting up to. 

Miss Swindell

Important information

PE Lessons

We have PE lessons on Monday and  Wednesday (Manchester City Coach sessions) It is vital that children have their PE kit in school as this is an important part of our curriculum. PE kits must be black shorts or jogging pants (if cold), plain white t-shirt and pumps or trainers. This term, weather permitting, we will be doing outdoor PE therefore children will need to bring a pair of trainers or PE pumps. We advise that these are brought in at the beginning of the week and taken home at the end of the week and can then be used in afterschool clubs. 

Home Learning and Spellings and Number work

On Tuesdays the children will be set home learning. This will consist of a maths activity and literacy/topic activity linked to our classroom learning that week. These must be returned the following Monday. If your child finds this difficult, they can come to our 'homework help' after school club on a Thursday. If you would like your child to attend, please let me know on the Thursday morning that your child will be attending.

Spellings will be sent out on Friday and spelling tests will take place the following Friday. Please practise these words at home. As part of changes in the curriculum children in year 1 also need to be confident with counting in their 2s, 5s and 10s and know doubles and their corresponding halves of numbers. So the children will also have these to practice and will be tested on these on the following Friday. See below for support sheet

Reading Books

All children have been given a reading book and reading record. We have changed reading this half term and would like the children to bring in their reading books daily as there is no set day for reading and your child could read any day. Please continue to read at home as much as possible as this will help with confidence and fluency in reading. If your child has a set of words to learn please help them practice these. Remember these are sight words so the child needs to know this just by looking at the word and not sounding out.








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Abbott Community Primary School

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