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Larks Year 1

Mrs Bailey and Miss Hunt

Welcome to Larks class.

 

Mrs Bailey teaches Larks on Monday and Tuesday. Miss Hunt teaches on Wednesday to Friday.   Our teaching assistants are Miss Isom, Mrs Merriman and Miss Moore.   

 

In Larks we want every child to enjoy their learning and make the best progress that they can. We develop our learning skills by using the 5 Rs (Respect, Responsibility, Reflectiveness, Resilience and Resourcefulness) so that we can build our confidence and independence. 

 

The whole school rules of Be Safe, Be Ready, Be Respectful are very important ones to learn and to follow.  We work hard on helping children to use the 4 Bs in their work:  Brain, Buddy, Board, Bit & Bobs.  This is about really learning to think first or use what is available around us to become more independent and resourceful learners.

 

Reading homework is 5 Reads at home, with these recorded in the yellow Reading Record book.  Books are taken in on Mondays and children who have 5 Reads in their book become reading champions.  Each week an e-reading book is assigned on the Oxford Owl website for which all children have a log-in and reading from this book counts for the 5 Reads. We also take in the books on a Thursday to be changed. 

 

Phonics/spelling homework is to work regularly on the Common Exception words.  Each child has a sheet indicating which words they need to work on in reading and writing.  

Maths homework is to work on number bonds to 10 then 20 using the Numbots website.  The White Rose One Minute Maths app is also a helpful resource and the free Top Marks website where there are lots of maths games.

 

PE days are Monday morning (indoor PE) and Tuesday afternoon (outdoor PE).  

 

We will mainly use Class Dojo to communicate with parents and carers but if you need to speak to a teacher, we are always happy to make an appointment or, if it’s a quick message, catch us in the playground.  Our termly newsletters also let you know what we are planning for the term ahead.

 

Term 1

We have really enjoyed developing our map skills in geography and learning the points of a compass. We've taken our class bear on a tour around the school and written captions after he had been on an adventure in Abingdon. Recently we have been learning about some special Jewish days and festivals and spotting signs of autumn in science.

 

Term 2

This term we are looking forward to finding out about Queen Victoria and comparing her to Queen Elizabeth. We will take a trip the Abingdon Museum and dress up for Victorian day. 

Curriculum

 

If you would like to find out more about the curriculum we follow, please click on the link below and it will take you to the Curriculum webpage.

 


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