Mrs Violette is the Class Teacher on a Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Lucas is the Class Teacher from Wednesday to Friday. Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Woodhouse, Monday to Friday. The class is also joined by Mrs Beattie, Tuesday to Thursday during the afternoons.
During their time in Class 1, children build on their prior knowledge gained in Reception. Children still learn through play in a number of ways and have the opportunity to become confident, independent learners. Planning for learning uses a combination of focused teaching sessions and exploratory activities as well as enhanced opportunities for child-initiated tasks.
Class 1 continue to learn how to read and write through daily phonics using the Letters and Sounds programme. As part of this, children learn that there are tricky words that cannot be sounded out. We ask you to support your child by reading every day and practising tricky words at home, more information is provided on our class pages and on Google Classroom.
In Maths, children will become confident mathematicians through hands-on, practical lessons. Children will be encouraged to explain their findings which will enable them to further develop their mathematical understanding.
An enquiry question begins each term’s learning with a ‘hook’ to capture the children’s imaginations and bring their learning to life. The enquiry theme is concluded each term with an event, guided and informed by the children’s own findings from the learning that term. Our learning adventures take us in many directions!
We hope you and your child really enjoy being part of Class 1!
Class 1 team: Mrs Violette, Mrs Lucas, Mrs Woodhouse and Mrs Beattie
|Mrs Violette – Class 1 Teacher||Mrs Lucas – Class 1 Teacher||Mrs Woodhouse – Class TA||Mrs Beattie – HLTA|
Phase 3 and Phase 5 flashcards:
What to do: encourage your child to say the phonemes (sounds) along with the teacher’s voice. Then, mute the sound and encourage your child to say the phonemes (sounds) independently.