Year 1 - Elm 2022 - 2023
Welcome to Elm class,
After completing our first week, we have noticed that the children of Elm class are ready for the chaallenges of their new topic. They have settled in very well and dealt with the transition from Reception extremely well.
We begin our new school year with the topic The Enchanted Woodland which has a Science focus. This exciting topic will develop the children's knowledge of British wildlife and woodland habitats. Children will observe and identify plants and animals, understand seasonal changes and appreciate the wonder of the woodland.
If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a BIG surprise. Foxes and badgers, voles and mice, beady eyed owls in the swaying tree tops. Beneath the leaves are tiny footprints – animal or imp? You decide. Deciduous or evergreen? Can you match a leaf to its tree? Can you match a petal to its flower? Let’s build a den, stick by stick and branch by branch. Or we could make a teeny tiny home for a woodland fairy. Then let’s party down in the woods with Mr Fox and all his woodland friends. We’d better not get lost. Let’s leave a trail of conkers as we go. At last, it’s time to rest by the woodland fire, listening to stories and toasting our sweet, gooey marshmallows. Yum, yum.
This term we are lucky to have onside delivering PE sessions on a Tuesday afternoon. Our PE lesson with Miss Carroll with then take place on a Wednesday afternoon. Please could children keep a drawstring bag containing their P.E. kit in school so they can change into their P.E. kit on the relevant days.
Reading and Phonics
Encouraging your children to read from a young age is essential and we will send a reading book and reading diary home for you to explore together. Please record any reading you have done with your child in the reading diary.
In year 1 we will develiver daily phonics lessons and we will introduce the children to new sounds as well as new High Frequency Words. Can we please ask that you practice these with your child and encourage them to use them in their writing.
Each week we will send home english homework. This homework will be based on activities that we have done in class the previous week.
Homework will go out on a Wednesday and will be due in the following Monday.