Our class teachers are Mrs Stow in Cherry Tree Class and in Holly Tree Class we have Mrs Lock and Mrs Sinnet.
We also have Mrs Taylor, Mrs Turner, Miss Austin, Mrs Dack and Mrs Pearce who help support our learning.
Happy New Year! We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas break and have had a great start to 2024. The children have returned to school ready for more learning and of course of lots of fun along the way! We have already enjoyed a ‘WOW’ to kickstart our new Explorers topic in History, where the children loved the challenge to find out more information about Earth’s greatest explorers! This term we will also be thinking about a significant individual, Mae Jemison and finding out lots of interesting facts about her.
We are learning about ‘Winter’ and using this as a stimulus to explore poetry and non-fiction texts. We will also be looking at elements of grammar, building on our knowledge of nouns and adjectives to learn about verbs and adverbs. Our Shared Reading book is ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ which will help us to develop essential reading skills as well as learn new vocabulary.
In Maths, we will learn about Place Value to 20 and extending to 50, as well as Addition and Subtraction, Measures (volume and mass / length and height). We will continue to use a ‘Mastery’ approach, which means that we will embed skills and knowledge deeply and challenge children through questioning and reasoning rather than moving onto new concepts as well as completing additional Maths Mastery sessions.
For outdoor lessons, children will need their track suits and trainers, it can be cold! Girls may also need spare socks for outdoor PE, if they are wearing tights. The children will wear shorts, P.E. t-shirts and plimsolls for indoor PE lessons.
Please ensure that your child has their hair tied back and that no jewellery is worn on the day. Staff are not able to take earrings out or put tape on them, so your child will miss P.E. if they cannot remove them.
** PLEASE label all uniform and PE clothes **
Ties – Please help your child to practise putting on their tie at home. This can be particularly challenging with velcro top buttons so it would be great to help them become more independent.
Water bottles Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school with them each day.
Absences / home time collection / urgent messages
Upcoming events in Year One
Stansted Aerodrome Trip – Holly Friday 2nd February / Cherry 9th February
Parents Evenings – Monday 18th March / Wednesday 20th March
Disco – Thursday 28th March
If you have any further questions and wish to speak to your child’s class teacher, please do not hesitate to contact us via Class Dojo or the school office to make an appointment.
Mrs Stow, Mrs Sinnet and Mrs Lock
For further information about our curriculum – please see the long term plan below