Elephant Class (Year 1)
Welcome to Elephant Class!
Elephant Class is taught by Miss Wickison and supported by Mrs Coster and Mrs Messenger. Mrs Dove teaches Elephant Class for half a day on a Tuesday, she will be focussing on RE, Music and Handwriting.
Year 1 introduces Class Dojo to both parents and students which focuses on rewarding students and moving up our Learning Ladder in a fun way. Miss Wickison is always contactable through Class Dojo or through the Office.
Phonics play is a resource that we use in school to deliver our daily phonics lessons, they have now made this resource free during this time of school closure. In Year 1 we are working on Phase 5 C although playing games to revise Phase 5 would be useful for all children.
They have also updated their site, below I have links for their original and new site.
Hit the Button
- number bonds up to 10,
- number bonds up to 20,
Mental Maths Train
- addition and subtraction up to 10,
- number bonds to 10,
- number bonds to 20,
Obb and Bob
Audible have created a site filled with free children's books to listen to whilst schools are closed.
Year 1 Spellings and then each bird box has different Year 1 spellings.
Small Town Heroes
Year 1 focus:
Children are asked to place their reading folders in our purple book box every morning, this allows us to see who has read and needs an opportunity to change their books. Students are then called down to the Library to choose a new reading book, this is entirely free choice and moving children between bands is at the discretion of Mrs Wickison, Mrs Coster and Mrs Messenger.
We expect students to read at least 10 minutes everyday and this will need to be recorded, even briefly, in their reading record.
PE in Term 5 will be on a Monday and Thursday each week. If your child wears earrings then children will either need to be able to remove these themselves before our PE session or not wear them to school. Any earrings taken out at school will be kept safe until the child puts them back in or until home time. Your child will need to have appropriate clothing in their PE kit, particularly in the colder months.
Dates: 25th March
Forest School is a brilliant experience for our class and we will be going out whatever the weather. This means that children will need to bring appropriate clothing to change into; waterproof warm coats, vests/skins, warm trousers that can get dirty, wellies/trainers with an additional bag to put them in afterwards, warm socks, hat, scarf, gloves etc.