Welcome to Mrs Parks' Year One Class Page.
Hello everyone and welcome to the class page for 1P. Here you will find information about all the exciting learning that we are doing and also help with learning at home.
Please watch out for messages and updates about our topics via our class Tapestry page. If you have any questions or would like to speak to any member of staff we are more than happy to help. You can get in touch either by speaking to us at the classroom door or through our Year 1 Tapestry page. Alternatively you can telephone our school number on 0161 370 3626 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 1P Staff
Mrs Parks - Classteacher
Mrs Thomas - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Neild - Reading Teaching Assistant
Mrs Mirza - our Lunchtime Supervisor.
Some useful reminders:
PE - Wednesdays until Easter.
Reading books - In Year One we do a daily read with either the teacher or teaching assistant. The children will need to bring their reading book and record every day to school.
Homework - Wednesdays and to be handed in by the following Wednesday.
Spellings - Five spellings a week given out each Friday.
In addition we have Numbots and Teach Your Monster To Read. Please see Mrs Parks for the log in details.
Uniform - please ensure that all names are in your children's uniform especially jumpers, cardigans, coats and water bottles.
Water bottles - your child need to bring a water bottle to school each day containing fresh water.
Scroll down to find out about the learning we are doing and our topics for this half term.
We have recently enjoyed making our own Firework sound poems in English. Look at our wonderful poems.
Reading at Home
It is really important to read with your child regularly and develop their love of reading. We encourage the children to read for five minutes on most days. We will listen to your child read daily and will change their books when needed. We encourage the children to read their reading book more than once. A first read will help your child to decode the words and a second re-read will help to develop fluency and understanding. Children will be given a reading book matched to their phonic ability. There will also be questions at the back of the book to support their comprehension skills. Sharing books with your child and reading bedtime stories will help your child to develop a love of reading developing their imagination and vocabulary.
Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to know ways to engage your child with reading at home or further develop their comprehensions skills through questioning. Follow the link to our Phonics page for more information about the teaching of phonics at Aldwyn. You can find resources to support your child's phonics and reading at home. https://www.aldwyn.tameside.sch.uk/phonics/
Our Topics for Spring Term 2.
English and Phonics
In English, we will be learning all about Pets. We will be researching facts about pets and will be writing non fiction writing about them.
In our Read Write Inc phonic lessons, we will continue to learn our sounds and apply them to our reading. We will also continue to use our phonics to strengthen our writing skills.
As Mathematicians, we will be looking at place value for numbers to fifty. We will be investigating the size of the numbers and comparing them using the symbols < > and =. We will also be learning about length and height.
As Historians, we will be learning about the Queen and comparing her to William and Kate.
We will be working with Mr Goodier, our IT teacher, and learning keyboard skills.
We will be learning dance.
Design and Technology
We will be designing moving pictures based on our topic on pets.
We will be learning about Judaism and Shabbat.
PHSCE and SRE
We will learn about how humans and animals have rights.
Online games to support learning!
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button This will help practising reading numbers, number bonds, times tables and doubling and halving
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling On this site you will find some spelling activities.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds There are a variety of phonic activities on this site.
https://letters-and-sounds.com/ This will help with practising phonic sounds, blending and reading tricky words.
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Key-Stage-1.html On this site you will find various interactive games and activities.
Oxford Owl free ebooks online reading books - just create a free login and password to use the site https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/