Welcome to Doves Class!
We are a mixed Reception and Year 1 class and our teacher is Mrs. Nagy.
We also have some teaching assistants who work in our class; Mrs. McDermott (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday) and Mrs. Bolt (Wednesday).
In our English work this half term we will be learning how to:
- sound out and blend to read words and sentences.
- read and write labels, lists and sentences.
- learn, join in with and retell traditional tales.
- perform a poem.
In addition to daily English lessons, the children will also take part in daily phonics lessons and group reading activities.
We also have handwriting lessons every week where we are learning to form our letters correctly.
In order to help us become really good readers, we like to read to our grown ups at home as much as possible. We can change our reading books on a Monday, Wednesday and a Friday. Please make sure that our reading records are filled in and signed when we have read our books, so that our teachers know that they need changing. When our books are ready to be changed, we hand them in to our teachers when we come into school in the morning. It is really important that, as well as reading the words in the book, we talk about the pictures and answer questions about the story.
We love reading to ourselves and each other in our class book corner.
In our Maths lessons the Year 1 children will be learning to:
- count carefully.
- match numerals to quantities.
- represent numbers using jottings.
- add and subtract using objects and jottings.
- name, describe and solve problems with 2D shapes.
The reception children will be learning:
- about the composition of numbers to 5.
- number bonds to 5.
- to name 2D shapes and use them to make patterns.
In the Doves, we will be having PE lessons every Monday and Tuesday focussing on fundamental movement skills. We like to make sure we have our PE kits in school and that they are fully named as we sometimes get them mixed up! Please make sure that earrings are removed on Mondays and Tuesdays in preparation for PE so that your child can take part in the lesson.
In our science lessons we will be learning all about germs and how to keep ourselves healthy and safe by keeping clean. We will also learn about the season of Autumn, observing changes to the weather and natural environment.
In our weekly computing lessons we will learn how to log in to Purplemash, stay safe online, save and retrieve our work and sort items on the computer.
Our Autumn 1 theme is 'Once Upon a Time'. You can view our themed learning overview by following the link below, this will tell you all about the exciting things we are going to learn.
Themed Learning Overview - Once Upon a Time
Homework will be set each week, based around the learning in class. This homework will be set in homework books. There may also be additional activities on Seesaw to support your child with their learning. Homework will usually be set on a Friday. Please ensure that homework is completed and brought into school in the homework book before the following Wednesday.
Phonics is so important as it supports your child's reading and writing. We do daily phonics sessions to help your children to use their blending/ segmenting skills to read and write words correctly. Furthermore, we then encourage your children to apply this knowledge in all of their other subjects.
In June, every year 1 child will sit the 'Year 1 phonics Screening'. This purely tests your child's ability to use their phonics to read words. Some of the words will be real words but some of them will be made up - so they must be very careful to make sure they don't try to make the 'alien' words sound like a word they already know. For example if the word was 'sike', it may be very tempting to say 'spike' - however, this would be incorrect. It is very likely that your child knows or will soon know more than one way of spelling the same sound. For example 'ai' - can be spelt as 'ai', 'ay, 'a-e' or 'A' e.g 'play' 'paint' 'make' 'Amy' which can be very confusing. To try to help you to support your child with their phonics at home, below you will find some examples of real/ alien (not real) words which contain the sounds which we learn in phonics.
Please use this link to play 'buried treasure' so that your child can practise reading lots of words:
Next, click on 'free' and select the correct phase for your child. Then your child can play on the 'buried treasure' game or the 'obb and bob' game.
I have attached a powerpoint and a quick guide all about reading for you.
There is also lots of helpful information about reading and phonics on the Reception class page of the website; https://www.ribbletonavenue-inf.lancs.sch.uk/reception/