Teacher – Mrs Mitchell
LSA – Mrs Guy
Welcome to Holly Class. This term our topic is ‘My family and other animals’. Our focus will be on animals including humans and how these can be grouped. We will learn about what animals and humans need and how they grow. We will be learning about our local area and the roles of different people that help us in our community. We will begin to introduce the children to writing in their exercise books alongside photographic evidence of practical activities. To view our curriculum over view please click here click here.
Please write comments in your child’s contact books and reading logs. There is useful information regarding homework expectations and the equipment your child will need on the inside front and back covers of the contact book. Hearing your child read just a few pages each evening will make a huge difference to their confidence in reading. Please remember to check book bags for notes and reminders about important dates, events and things we will be learning in Holly Class.
Our School Expectations for Year 1 Children:
10-15 minutes of reading every day makes all the difference. Year 1 children are expected (and monitored) to read to an adult x3 or more times a week. It would be fantastic if you could hear your child read every day. This can be on Bug Club or a physical book.
Holly Class has a reading ladder reward system where the children can visually see how many reads they need to achieve before they get a prize.
Weekly spelling homework is to be completed alongside an adult. Occasionally they may bring home phonics work, a maths game and handwriting or spelling activities. All homework is to be written in pencil. Please check below as there is always a “How you can help at home” section.
Home learning – Spellings will be sent home on a Tuesday and are to be completed and handed by the following Monday.
P.E – P.E is on a Tuesday morning, (commencing after half term). Please ensure your child has a full P.E kit
Swimming – This will be on Wednesday’s. Please ensure your child has a full swim kit including a hat.
Our class parental visit is on Wednesday 4th October at 2.15pm.