Welcome to Class One!
Our class teachers are Mrs Shimmin and Mrs Garrity and we are helped by our teaching assistant Mrs Roberts and Miss Wilcox. We are a small and friendly class where individuality is valued and everyone is made to feel welcome.
Our half termly topics are:
Autumn One – What makes me special?
Autumn Two – Why can't meerkats live in the North Pole?
Spring One – How do i get to school?
Spring Two – Nature Warriors
Summer One – What do Aliens think of life on planet Earth?
Summer Two – Let's go on a Safari!
During the school year we study a wide and diverse range of children’s literature. The texts we cover include:
Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett
Footprints in the Snow by Mei Matsuoka
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus PFisher
The Tiger Child
The Flower by John Light
Beegu by Alexis Deacon
We follow The Sounds Write synthetic phonics programme. This enables us to further develop our reading and writing. We have daily timetabled group guided reading sessions to complement our individual reading opportunities.
Handwriting and presentation
In handwriting we focus on the correct formation of letters and in developing the cursive style of writing.
In PE lessons we develop skills in gymnastics, dance and games. P.E. kits are left in school for the whole half term and then taken home to be washed during the holidays. This is to ensure that the children are always able to fully participate in all activities.
We follow Mr Potato Head rules (see below for details) and we are rewarded by Dojos, Star of the Week and Good News postcards.
Home Learning - Reading, Spellings, Learning Challenge /Homework
We send spellings home on Monday. Please help your child to learn their spellings each evening. Ten minutes a day is better than forty minutes once a week! Our spelling test is on Friday.
Children are encouraged to read every night and reading books are changed at least 3 times a week.
A Learning Challenge is set every Friday and should be returned to school by Tuesday. This may be linked to any area of the curriculum.
For maths homework please log on to www.activelearnprimary.co.uk. The children have each been given a username and password which you will find in their homework book. The school code for Redgate is 3r3a.
Please ensure that school is kept fully informed of any medical needs your child has. All medication should be labelled and sent into school accompanied by a letter signed by a parent/guardian.
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Finally, please look on kids’ zone for fun games and activities to do at home.