I hope you had a lovely time over the summer holiday and am excited to welcome you to Nethercote. This term we are joined by Mrs Rolfe, who will be working in class with us every morning.
For the Year One children joining us this term, our main aim is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage into Key Stage One. The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. Learning through play will continue to be an important part of the school day, and the children will experience more formal learning as the year progresses.
This term our topic is ‘A Trip Down Memory Lane.’ We will be focusing on changes within living memory and how our lives now compare to those of Grandparents and Great Grandparents. We will also explore the changing modes of transport and how they have shaped our lives. Please see the topic web on our class page on the website for more details of what is being taught this term.
Our class reading book is: Piggy Handsome by Pip Jones. The children are welcome to bring in any personal copies.
As always, reading and phonics will have an important role in Nethercote classroom. Listening to your child read is very important for their learning and engaging in discussion with them will encourage skills of inference and comprehension. Being read to is also important, as it models language, tone, expression and exposes them to a range of different texts which helps with their own writing. It would be great if this could be completed at home at least three times a week and recorded in their reading diaries.
Homework will be a Maths task handed out on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday. In addition to this, every term will have some topic homework tasks to choose and complete. These can be brought in on a Friday throughout the term to be shared with the class.
The children will be doing PE on Monday afternoons, please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled. We encourage children to practise getting dressed at home independently to help them get changed quickly in school.
I hope that this new term will be exciting for everyone and I am looking forward to seeing the children’s progress. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or queries. You can catch me at the start and end of the school day on the playground or via the office.
Cycle B September 2019 – July 2020
Cycle A September 2018 – July 2019