Welcome to Class 1
Welcome to Class 1. Our current topic is 'Traditional Tales'. We will be reading lots of traditional tales and alternative stories. Please see our topic planner to find out what exciting things we will be doing this half term.
The teachers in class 1 are Mrs Snowden, who works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Mrs Roche, who works on a Thursday and Friday. Mrs Vernon and Mrs Beasant are the teaching assistants in our class.
Our classroom is an exciting and engaging place to learn with a wide range of play based activities, both in the indoor and outdoor area.
As a way of recording your child's learning we use an electronic Early Years Foundation Stage programme called Tapestry. This programme allows us to record your child's learning through note taking, photos and videos. Please speak to a member of staff to join tapestry and access your child's account.
As a whole school we use an online interactive programme called 'Dojo'. This is another opportunity for a home- school link, which specifically focuses on encouraging positive behaviour. You will be given a unique code which enables you to log onto Dojo at home and be part of the programme.
All reception children (full time, aged 4-5 years) are given 'treasure words' to learn at home. The words relate to our daily phonics sessions and the first 100 high frequency words. Children are encouraged to learn to read and write the words at home. They are tested weekly, at school, in an informal way. Once they can read and write the words on the sheet they can choose an item to keep from the treasure box! (Usually a pencil, rubber or bubbles etc). The children are really engaged and motivated with this activity.
Star of the week
Every week a member of the class is chosen by the teaching team to receive a special certificate for 'Star of the Week'. The certificate is awarded for outstanding achievement in learning, progress, attitude or commitment. A special assembly is held every Friday at 14:45, in the school hall, where the Star of the Week certificates and other awards are presented.
If your child is chosen as Star of the Week the school office will inform you via text message. All parents/guardians are welcome to the special assembly, even if your child is not receiving a certificate or award.
Well done to Bradley Helliwell, our Star of the Week!
Another star of the week certificate for Bradley!
Well done Bradley for continuing to work so hard and being so enthusiastic with all your work.