My name is Mr Slee and I will be teaching the Hungry Caterpillars Year 1 class with support from my teaching assistant Mrs Simpson.
We hope you can join us for our class assembly on Tuesday 22nd January at 9:15. The children will be showing some of what they learned last half term, and there is an opportunity to join us in the classroom for activities afterwards.
This half term in science we are wondering "Why are tigers not like humans?" We will be looking at the differences between animals and humans, and learning a little about parts of the body.
Our topic is "Why can't a meerkat live at the North Pole?" We will look at hot and cold places and the types of animals that live there.
This term children will have a choice of homework tasks, linked to our science topic, to be handed in on set dates. The children will have an opportunity to share their work with the class, and will receive 5 dojos for handing work in on time.
As well as this, there will be a weekly maths focus, which will be assessed during lesson starters the following week.
You will receive a sheet with details of the homework tasks, or a copy is available in the 'Important Documents' section.
Finally, we would like children to read their reading book to an adult and share stories regularly. We have a reward scheme where children can earn certificates and prizes for reading at home. Children can change their reading books as often as they need to- we have a box in the classroom for reading books to be changed.
Monday 7th January- First day of Spring term
Tuesday 22nd January- 9:15- our class assembly
Tuesday 12th February- safer internet day
Thursday 14th February- last day of half term for pupils
Friday 15th February- INSET (school closed to pupils)
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.
Our PE days will be Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure that children have their indoor and outdoor PE kits in school on these days, and that they have any earrings removed. Thank you.
Phonics Screening Check
In June 2019, all year one children will undertake the national phonics screening check.
To give your children the best possible chance, please do play games with them - there are some useful websites below.
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