Meet the teaching staff
Miss Lewis-Teacher Mrs Spilsbury-Teacher Mrs Burton-TA
Welcome to Year 1. Take a look at some of the things we've been up to!
This term we are asking ourselves
Why are humans not like tigers?-Science
Our key questions are
Why can't a meerkat live in the North Pole?-Geography
Our key questions are:
Why does Sunny live in the Kalahari desert?
Which animals live in cold places like the North and South Pole?
How do polar bears keep warm?
Why do people usually like going to hot places for their holidays?
Why do we wear different clothes in summer and winter?
Reflection: Would you rather be a Meerkat or a Penguin?
Children will bring home creative tasks to be completed over the term. Children will have a choice of three tasks to be completed over a two week period. The idea is for children to select one and produce a quality piece of homework to be shared with the class during the homework sharing sessions. There is a homework display in our classroom where children, parents and staff can look at all the wonderful work created and be proud of their hard work. We look forward to seeing lots of wonderful pieces of work on display!
There is also a maths focus for each week; please work on the maths skills shown in the homework sheet as this will be a focus for children in maths lessons during the week. If you need another copy of the homework tasks then please download one from the link below.
Spellings and reading
The children will bring home spellings to learn to spell each week. Tests will be on a Thursday so please practise the spellings with your child each week. And of course, please read regularly at home- if your child brings in their reading record signed to say they have read their book they will be allowed to change it.
Please check out our reading journey display in the classroom to see where your child is. For every 40 reads they compete at home, they will receive a book prize from Mrs Dainty!
Phonics Screening Test resources
Below are some resources that can be printed and used at home to support your child in their phonics skills. If you have any questions about the phonics screening test then please feel free to make an appointment to talk to either Miss Lewis or Mrs Spilsbury, we will be happy to talk to you about what you can do at home to support your child.
7.1.19 Start of Spring term
5.2.19 Internet Safety Day
14.2.19 Half term
15.2.19 INSET day
25.2.19 Start of term
WC 11.3.19 STEM week
18.3.18 Assessment week
9/11.4.19 Parents Evenings
12.4.19 End of Spring term
Have a look at the some of the activities we have planned for this term
PE is on a Tuesday (indoor) and Wednesday (doutdoor). Please make sure your child does not wear jewellery on these days, in particular earrings (studs) should be removed if your child cannot do this themselves. Please can your child bring in warm clothes and trainers as the weather begins to get cold!
Class Dojo is the new reward system that we are using at Longmoor. The teachers are able to give out points for a variety of good behaviours around school.
You should have received a code to allow you to see how many points your child has got and what they were for. If you have not got it yet, please let me know and I will arrange for another one to be sent to you.
You can access the website at www.classdojo.com or download the app on Android or Apple phones and tablets
The T-rex has been asking some very silly questions, can you read and answer them?
Use your knowledge of tens and units to help out this poor dinosaur.
Phonics Screening Test
Follow the links below for games that allow children to sound out and read some real and alien (made up) words. Remember to click the back button to return to the Longmoor website.
Reading real and alien words
- click 'free phonics play'
- click phase 5
- Choose game: Buried Treasure, Picnic on Pluto or Dragons Den
- Click phase 5 again.
Games for finding different spellings of sounds
Other fun phonics games