Welcome to the Crickets!
Hello and welcome!
*Meet the Crickets grown-ups*
The grown-ups in the Cricket class are Mrs Smith, Mrs Gill and Mrs Parkinson. We love teaching the Crickets and we are so proud of their achievements!
If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you!
*Our Christian Value for the term*
Our value for this term is Respect. Being respectful is one of the key ingredients to being the best person you can be.
“Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.”
Respect is also one of our school rules (Ready, Respectful and Safe) and is a value we hold dear in school. The children learn to recognise respect in others, while also showing respect themselves.
“Respect other people's feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.” Roy T. Bennett.
They also learn the importance of showing respect to our belongings and to our environment. The children are developing their understanding of how we can respect our beautiful world and what we can further do as a school, as a Plastic Free School.
When it comes to climate change, “be the change you wish to be in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi.
*Our Learning for this term*
Autumn Term 2
A Picture Postcard
Our exciting topic for this half term is called ‘A Picture Postcard’.
In Science we will be learning about everyday materials. Distinguishing between an object and the material from which it is made. We will also be identifying seasonal changes across the four seasons. In Geography this term we will be learning about locational knowledge of the four countries of the United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. In Music the children will be learning to listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high quality live and recorded music. Exploring percussion instruments and making music together. We will be learning songs for our Year 1 sing-a-long in December. In PE the children will be learning fundamental moving skills where they will experience movement and balance on one foot. The children are working on their personal skills of following instructions, not giving up and asking for help when appropriate. In PSHE the children will be learning what the word respect means for both our school value and the Fundamental British values. We will be participating in Anti-Bullying week by celebrating Odd Socks Day on Monday 14th November. We will be learning about being kind to people at school, at home, in the community and online. We will be celebrating Wonderful Wednesday on Wednesday 16th November and Children in Need on Friday the 18th November, please wear spotty or colourful clothes. What a busy week!
In English our Talk for Writing focus story is ‘How to Catch a Star’. We will learn how to retell the story and explore the characters. We will also re-invent the story and practice using finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.
In Maths we follow a Maths scheme called White Rose Maths. This term we will continue to cover place value but will extend it to numbers to twenty and we will also cover naming and recognizing both 2D and 3D shapes. We will be counting accurately up to twenty and ordering numbers on a number line. Writing numbers correctly and learning about subtraction using a number line.
Termly common exception words
In Year One, spellings are done weekly. In your child’s reading record a sticker will appear with around 6-10 spellings to practise 3 times a week. Spelling certain tricky words and common exception words is so important in Year One so please support your child at home with this.
Phonics info and Reading
The children participate in a phonics session daily first thing in the morning and they will take part in a group reading practice each week three times in class. Please ensure that your child has their reading book and reading record book with them each day. Included in your child’s reading record book will be your child’s spellings on a sticker. Please support your child at home with their spellings.
Reading books are changed on a Monday for the week and these are the books which are required for the reading practice sessions. Your child will also bring home a book from our school library which is their reading for pleasure book these will be changed when your child’s class has their library time.
Extra helpful info
Children will be doing PE on various different days, therefore please ensure your child has their PE kit in school ALL TERM.
Please choose one of the following;
You could go on a journey and draw a map of your route and the things they see along their way.
Create a photo collage of places you have visited.
Make a movie of somewhere you have visited.
Make a poster of a place you have visited.
Autumn Term 1
Boom Kapow Splat!
Our exciting topic for this term is all about Superheroes. In Science we will be drawing and labelling parts of our bodies and learning how to eat and live healthily. This also links with our work in DT on healthy eating and designing healthy foods. In History we will be finding out about the lives of significant people from the past who were real life superheroes, such as Florence Nightingale. In PE the children will develop their superhero strength with lots of outdoor team games with superheroes and villains. In Music we will be learning songs and chants and creating our own superhero tunes.
In English our Talk for Writing focus story is The Enormous Turnip. We will learn to retell the story, explore repeated patterns and phrase in the text and describe the different characters in the story. We will also re-invent the story and practise using finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.
In Maths we follow a maths scheme called White Rose maths. This term we will cover Place Value, counting accurately up to ten and ordering numbers on a number line. Writing numbers correctly and finding one more and one less. We will also be teaching addition and subtraction using a part whole model, making number bonds to ten and adding numbers up to ten.
Phonics lessons will begin in week two of the term, but we will be listening to all children read in their first week. Your child will be given a reading book by Friday 9th September. Please ensure that once books are placed in bookbags, you ensure your child brings their book bag every day as we read three times a week for reading practise sessions.
In Year One, spellings are done weekly. In your child's reading record a sticker will appear with around 6-10 spellings to practise 3 times a week. Spelling certain tricky words and common exception words is so important in Year One so please support your child at home with this.
Reading books will be changed every Monday and Wednesday. The books that are changed on a Monday are those required for their reading practise session also, and those on a Wednesday are a supplement for reading for pleasure book.
We will also be doing Forest schools this year. We will let you know if your child has a forest school day and what appropriate clothing they may need.
There are three homework projects for you to choose from and they can be handed in at any time this term up until half term. Homework can come in any format you choose, it may be photographs, videos, drawings, a piece of writing, a powerpoint, a model or other type of artwork. You can use books to research and even visit the library to help you.
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