Teacher: Mrs Jones

TA: Mrs Maskery

Hello and welcome to 1J’s class page. We love learning about new things and we are very friendly and caring.
In our colourful and exciting classroom, we have different areas to support our learning. Our role play area is linked to our Memory Box topic and is currently a Victorian toy shop. It’s just like stepping back in time! We can use our imaginations to pretend we were children a long time ago and play with some of the toys they would have played with. Our reading area is jungle themed and we enjoy reading books to a very friendly stripy snake.

We have a super outside area where we can go to learn and this makes it lots of fun! We will be completing practical maths and science activities outside whenever we can. There is even a science investigation we are going to do about the size of raindrops. So not even the weather can stop our learning.

Our P.E day is currently Thursday and we need to have our PE kits in school for this.

What are we learning?

In our English lessons, we will have the opportunity to read lots of different styles of writing such as Fiction, Non-fiction and Poetry. To help stimulate and engage us to write, we will read and explore the events and characters in a variety of picture and story books. This will help us to use our imagination and create our own fabulous writing. In Year 1 we are working very hard to remember to use capital letters and full stops and finger spaces in our sentences. We are also working hard to make sure that our handwriting is neat and our letters are formed correctly. We also try to use the conjunction ‘and’ in our sentences as well as exciting adjectives to make our writing even more special.

In Mathematics, we are starting to learn about place value and develop our counting knowledge. We will begin to order numbers and to find one more and one less than a number. To help us with our addition and subtraction, we will be using counters and number lines to count forwards or backwards.
In Big Maths, we will be linking our learning to our story this term, ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. We will begin by learning about shape and measure and asking questions such as ‘who has the heaviest chair? How can we measure it? In our mental arithmetic we will be learning to count all the way up to 100, forwards and backwards. We will also begin to count in 2’s and 10’s.

Our current topic is ‘Memory Box. We are learning all about events that have happened in the past. So far we have tried to remember what it was like when we were younger. Soon we will go back even further in time to learn about what life was like for our parents and grandparents when they were children.

Helping us at home:
You can help us at home by listening to us read at least three times a week and practising our weekly spellings with us.
For Maths, we would love if you could help your children to count forwards and backwards to 100. We will also begin to count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.

Thank you for your continued support with your child’s learning.