Menu
Home Page

Longmoor Primary School

Lifelong Learners

Welcome

MARIE CURIE (Miss Lewis and Mrs Spilsbury Y1)

 

Welcome to the Marie Curie class page

   On this page you will find out lots of information about important dates, curriculum content for year 1, useful websites and learning links, homework and news letters. 

It will also be updated with class news and links to websites that you may find helpful to support your child's learning.

 

Don't forget to check Class Dojo for regular updates too!

www.classdojo.com

Please ask in class if you need a new parent login.

 

Miss Lewis and Mrs Spilsbury share the week's teaching in our class. Miss Lewis is in class all week while Mrs Spilsbury is on maternity leave. Miss Willmott is our teaching assistant and she works in our class every morning and afternoon.

Welcome back after the  half term holidays. I hope you all had a wonderful time. We are really looking forward to starting the final term of year 1 and we have a very busy and exciting half term ahead. Below, you will find information about our new topic in Science and Geography as well as homework tasks and important dates for the term.

 

In science we will be asking What does Beegu think of life on planet Earth?'

Children will learn about classifications, different materials, investigate materials which are strong and long lasting, carry out an investigation into materials which keep things warm and find out what uses do glass, wood, plastic and rocks have in building a house for Beegu?

 

 

 

 

In History this term we will be asking ‘Are iPads more fun than our grandparents toys?’.

We will learn about how toys have changed over the past 70 years, play traditional playground games as well as traditional board games which have been around for many decades. 

We will be inviting in our special visitor who is a puppeteer and enjoying a Punch and Judy show. 

We also hope to invite some grandparents into school to share their experiences of school life from their era so lots of exciting things to look forward to this half term.

 

 

 

 

Important dates for your diary

 

6th June - School closed – INSET Day

7th June - Children return to school

8th June - NSPCC assembly

10th June - Class Photos

17th June-Year 1 wow day

20th June - Commando Joe Week

9th July - PTFA Summer Fair

14th July - KS1 Sports Day

22nd July - End of term

 

 

 

 

Homework

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.

 

Reading

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!

Year 1 and Year 2 spelling lists

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.

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

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

- 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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/phonics/postcard/index.shtml 

Other fun phonics games

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/longvow/poems/fpoem.shtml 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/ 

Planning

Have a look at the some of the activities we have planned for this term

 

PE is on a Tuesday and Friday. 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

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

Things to do at home

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.

Have a look at our helpful hints leaflets, with some ideas for games and activities to encourage your child's literacy and numeracy skills. The Year 1 leaflet gives an idea of our end of year expectations. There is also a spelling list with high frequency and tricky words that your child is expected to be able to spell by the end of year 2.

 

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

- www.phonicsplay.co.uk

- 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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/phonics/postcard/index.shtml 

Other fun phonics games

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/longvow/poems/fpoem.shtml 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/ 

 

WHISPER - Anonymous Reporting Tool

 

Sometimes it is really hard to tell an adult if you feel like you are being bullied. That is why we have subscribed to WHISPER. It is an anonymous reporting tool which allows you or your child to report any incidents of bullying and cyber bullying in confidence.

 

Click on the web link below to fill in a report. It will then be emailed to Miss Hughes (Online Safety Coordinator). Messages are checked as often as possible. In order to resolve issues effectively and promptly, please include your name. This will be kept in the strictest of confidence.

 

If you have any concerns or worries about your child regarding online safety and would like further advice, please contact Miss Hughes or Mr Lyons, the school's online safety co-ordinators or speak to Mrs Dainty, Headteacher.

Top