The St. Martin class teacher is Miss Francis-Pennant
In class we are preparing for Christmas, over the next two weeks we will be making cards, decorating our new class Christmas tree and rehearsing for the Nativity which is on Thursday 12th December. We hope to see you there.
Fire Station Trip: The fire station trip was a success, the children walked beautifully to the fire Station. On arrival we were met by friendly firefighters who briefed the children on how to respond in an emergency situation. We were taken to a large area in the back where we were allowed to spray the hose. Before we left, we got to see the Pole and climbed into the fire truck. The children had a great time, thank you to the parents who supported on the day.
Class Assembly: I would like to congratulate all the children in St.Martin Class. They made us all so proud with their amazing performance in the class assembly. Thank you parents and carers who were able to watch, enjoy and support.
What is expected? How you can help?
Topics this half term
IPC: All Dressed Up
Science: Everyday Materials
Reading books need to be in school every day.
Teachers aim to read with every child at least once a week - for this to work the children need their copies of the books with them as the school won't necessarily have spares.
Please read with your child every day..
Encourage your child to retell the story in their own words. Ask them questions about what they have read, and make notes on their progress in their reading record. If you need any support with questions to ask please see class teacher for ideas.
You can find your child's 'Reading Eggs' login details inside their yellow reading records. The website is full of great quality reading materials, quizzes games and more. Please help your child to access the content.
Reading Eggs Don't forget to log on to Reading Eggs. This is a fun way for your child to really improve their reading. In the front of your child's reading record there will be their personal log in details. Please come and see us if you need any help
Homework is given out every Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. If you have any problems with the homework please do not hesitate to see the class teacher.
Please help your children to access and login to the Active Learn website:https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0
to see what tasks they have been allocated. Their usernames and passwords are in their homework books. In the 'School Code' box you need to write: spaa
The children will have their spelling test every Friday. Spelling books should be kept at home to practise in during the week. Please encourage your child to use the 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, and Check' technique outlined in the books. Please ensure that your child brings their spelling book into school every Friday.
Please remember to bring your child's P.E. clothes in on Monday and take them home on Friday (white top, blue/black shorts or tracksuit bottoms, black plimsolls/trainers) to be washed.
We hope to be doing PE outside, so please also include long tracksuit bottoms, tracksuit top and outdoor plimsolls or trainers in your child's PE kit. We will check to see if P.E kits are in school on Monday mornings so please try and remember (so you don't have to receive a uniform letter) and speak to the class teacher if there are any problems.
When you have a spare moment at home please encourage your child to recognise, record and add their numerals from 0-20 and above as a challenge. We will also be looking at number patterns e.g. counting in 2's, 5's and 10's. To challenge your child, try to help them become familiar with some maths vocabulary: addition, equals sign, plus sign, double, number bond. This term we are playing an interactive maths game which the children are very excited about. It is a fun way to learn our number bonds, follow the link to practice at home. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
In Literacy we are encouraging the children to use their letter sounds (the sounds which have been sent home) within their writing and to concentrate on their letter formation. We would be very grateful if you could reinforce this at home. Below we have attached some printable handwriting practice sheets.
We are revisiting the use of capital letters at the beginning of sentences and for names and places. Writing full stops at the end of sentences has also been a focus. Please encourage your child to include these in their homework.
In Year 1 your children are continuing to develop and learn their sounds and during the Summer Term they will be undertaking their Phonics Screening.
For more information on our Phonics scheme, please see the English page under Curriculum.
Please see our learning links and activities section below for information and games that your children can do at home.
Handwriting and Other Activities
Phonics and English
Phonics Workout Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59u6KaluscI
Act out the Alphabet with sounds - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQB7gpDpt6o
Alphabet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhX064AiyGg
Jolly Phonics Songs A-Z - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeSR9gR0z_U
Jolly Phonics Songs 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmRqONZn954
Capital Letter Rap - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfdqJIUzBNQ
Capitalize Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwUjGtdTxVo
Months of the Year Syllable Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSl-SbVz2oA
12 Months of the Year - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omkuE6Wa5kQ
Days of the Week Rap Back - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDLsItW3Mvo
Phonics game - http://www.familylearning.org.uk/phonics_games.html
Phonics Play - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ParentsMenu.htm
Reading Eggs- https://readingeggs.co.uk/
Count to 100 Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TgLtF3PMOc
Counting in 5’s Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amxVL9KUmq8
Counting in 2’s Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCxvNtrcDIs
Counting in 10’s Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd5DBkP9avw
Teen Numbers Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv10fp00HYY
Number Bonds to 10 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyK8iEO5-GI
Addition Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqQ1VkBvuRs
Subtraction Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwQKugrFmJQ
2D Shape Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfRuLS-Vnjs
Shape Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTeqUejf3D0
3D Shape Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guNdJ5MtX1A
3D Shapes Song x2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPZegz690Mg
Let’s Learn About the Clock - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEmg914-9xY
Tell the Time on the Clock - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvcqVGEMGbY
Hit the button - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button