Welcome to Class 3
Your teacher is: Mrs Holmes
Your Teaching Assistant is: Miss Januszewski
If you need to contact me, please email me using the address: email@example.com
I will do my best to respond within 48 hours, during working hours of 8am-5pm Monday to Friday.
We will keep this page updated with lots of things to help you learn.
We will upload your knowledge organisers for each subject to help you learn more at home and we will upload lots of pictures of our work so that you can show your parents!
Letters and Other Important Documents
Our Behaviour Video – we can show you how to correctly follow the rules!
Supporting my child at home
Please find a selection of items to support your child further at home during Year 1.
Here’s a website with 3 free games you can play if you want to!
School Code: 0029
Looking for more stories to read or listen to?
Have a look at Sooper books!
Our PE days are Monday and Friday so make sure you aren’t wearing anything too tricky to change and that you’ve not got any earrings in on those days.
We will be sending homework out on a Monday and we will collect it in on a Friday. Please make sure you complete this in pencil only.
Reading books will match your new RWI group so they will get changed either daily or every 3 or 5 days.
We will still collect your reading diary in every Monday though so that we can keep track of how much you’re reading at home – remember, it should be at least 5 times a week!
You can move through our reading stars and hopefully get a prize when you reach the top, not to mention weekly house points.
Our Golden Rules
At St. George’s we expect all children to be well behaved and ready to learn. Remember that each new term is a fresh start. Here is a reminder of our school rules so that you know what we expect from you.
Treat other people how you would like to be treated.
Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself.
Always do as you are told straight away.
Play your part in keeping our school clean and tidy.
If you have nothing nice to say – say nothing at all.
Respect other people and their property.
Walk around school quietly, on the left and in single file.
More information about our class and Year 1 in general can be found below but first, here’s what we have been busy doing during our first few days…
Improving our fine motor skills…
Investigating common and wild flowers in Science…
Practising our learn its in Maths…
Our Curriculum and Knowledge Organisers
Talk for Writing and Read Write Inc.
To teach the children reading and writing we will be following the Read Write Inc scheme. These are daily lessons that teach the children phonics, writing, reading and basic comprehension skills. The children will have a book they will focus on and all their learning will be based on the book they are reading. Your child may not be taught by their class teacher during these sessions.
We also teach separate Talk for Writing lessons. Talk for Writing is a writing scheme written and designed by Pie Corbett. The children are taught a specific text over 3 – 4 weeks. During this time the children learn a text and then adapt and change this text to create their own. The children really enjoy learning new texts and creating actions to help them remember. Ask your child at home to perform their text map to you.
This half term we are learning and adapting ‘The three little pigs’ but changing it slightly to advertise a completely safe and wolf-proof house!
Practice our story map at home!
Throughout school we follow the Big Maths programme. We do daily CLIC (Counting, Learn It’s, It’s Nothing New and Calculation) sessions where the children learn basic number skills. Within these lessons we are trying to develop counting skills, fluency and mastery within Maths. Mastery is focusing on deepening the children’s knowledge and challenging them to apply their previously gained knowledge to new situations and problems.
In RE we follow the Come and See programme which has been recommended by the Bishop and written by various Catholic educators throughout our Diocese and across the country. This term’s topics include: Special People. Throughout the year the children also have the opportunity to study different faiths and understand how different people live out their religion.
Throughout their RE lessons the children are encouraged to ask questions and explore their understanding of the teachings within the Bible. The children hear different Bible stories and are provided with the time to ‘wonder’ and ‘reflect’ on the meanings of these stories and how God’s word is relevant to us today. Ask your child about their learning in RE and ask them to think about any questions they may have relating to their current RE topic.
Within class we have a Collective Worship table. Once a week the children take ownership of their own worship and work together as a team to lead the collective worship for the rest of their class.
RSE/PHSE/Catholic Social Teaching
We will continue to be using the TenTen resources for RSE, and a programme called 1 decision to teach PHSE. We will also be learning more about how to put our faith in action through Catholic Social Teaching (Caritas) lessons.
History, Geography and Science
This term we will develop our understanding of History as we look at significant events and people from both within and beyond our living memory.
In Geography we will begin to learn about the four countries that make up the United Kingdom and look at the 5 oceans and 7 continents of the World.
In Science, we will develop our learning about plants, trees, animals, materials, healthy living and electricity.
It’s super important to make sure are feeling happy, safe and healthy! Here’s a couple of packs to help you support your emotional well-being!
The continuing importance of hand washing
Listen to stories online
You can now listen to authors reading their own books via Youtube. How exciting! Simply click on the link below and follow the instructions on the web page.
We are going to be learning all about these composers during Year 1. A composer is somebody who creates music
Our chosen composer is Antonio Vivaldi. Here’s a picture of him.
Don’t forget to learn more about him using the knowledge organiser!
Have a listen and perhaps you could play them whilst you complete your homework each week!