Class 1



AS SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED, PLEASE SEE A COPY OF THE HOME LEARNING IDEAS THAT WERE SENT HOME ON WEDNESDAY 18TH MARCH
 (FILES ARE LOADED BELOW) 
ALSO PLEASE CHECK THE HOME LEARNING PAGE ABOVE EACH MONDAY WHERE THE WEEKS WORK WILL BE ADDED



Mrs Edmonds and Mrs Heritage teach Class 1. Class 1 is made up of Reception children who follow the EYFS curriculum and Year 1 children who follow the Year 1 curriculum once they are ready. Class 1 are supported by Mrs Lansdale-Brown and Mrs Baldry, Mrs O'Grady and Mr Davis also work with us too.


 
We observe the children in their play and play alongside the children too. We begin each half term by teaching the same topics as class 2 but in class 1 we also follow the interests of the children and develop their knowledge about things they like.

Superheroes

Our topic this half term is Superheroes. As part of our topic we will be looking at some key texts including ‘Supertato’ and ‘Super Daisy’, we will ask the children to design their own superhero to tell a story about. They will be writing describing words about their superhero, simple sentences and short stories.

As part of our superhero topic, we will invite in some real life heroes such as people who work in the emergency services. If you are a ‘hero’ and would be able to come in and talk to the children about how you help others, then please speak to Mrs Edmonds or Mrs Heritage. The year 1’s will be learning about heroes of the past such as Florence Nightingale.



PHONICS

RECEPTION CHILDREN
Phase 3: This term children will recap on phase 2 sounds that they have learnt and will practise using them in words and sentences.

YEAR ONE
Phase 5: They will recap on the sounds that they learnt last term in phases 2 & 3 and will continue to read and write our tricky words. Children will learn several new sounds and digraphs such as: ay, ou, ie, ea, oy

In the moment planning

In class 1, we adjust our teaching and topic themes based on the children's interests; so don't be surprised if we learn about lots of other things too! Our approach is ‘in the moment’ planning. We observe what the children do and assess their learning and interests, then through responding to and questioning the children (our planning), we teach 'in the moment' and move the children’s learning on by addressing their next steps immediately. Each week we concentrate in depth on 4 focus children - if your child is a focus child then we will send a sheet home for you to complete in advance, to help us to tailor their learning to their interests and activities. We would be grateful if you could return this by the date listed on the sheet. Each child will be a focus child once each half term. We continue to teach, engage, question, explore and investigate with all children.

All children have focused teaching sessions, then access independent learning. Teaching is linked to our topic, our focus objectives and the children’s interests. After each session of teaching the year 1s will complete a focused, directed learning activity before independent learning.















Our Environment

Our class is set up so the children can access everything they need for themselves.
We want the children to be very independent and also learn to tidy up what they have enjoyed playing with.










Outdoor play: 

Outside we have a mud kitchen, sand pit, large construction area, creation station and water play.


We also enjoy gardening and do a weekly outdoor learning session (additional to our free flow play into the outdoor area). The children go out whatever the weather.














  
  
      


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Sarah Edmonds,
18 Mar 2020, 14:07
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Sarah Edmonds,
17 Sep 2019, 01:56
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Sarah Edmonds,
19 Mar 2020, 06:26
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Sarah Edmonds,
18 Mar 2020, 14:07
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Sarah Edmonds,
18 Mar 2020, 14:08