Welcome Butterfly Class
Hello and welcome to the Butterfly class. I hope you had a wonderful summer holiday and are ready for your child to start their learning journey with us at Knowle Primary. A welcome back also goes to our Year One children. Helping the children with their learning this year is Mrs Hill (Class Teacher). In addition, we also have help from our wonderful Teaching Assistants, Mrs Page, Mrs Corey and our new apprentice.
Please note that we have PE on a Wednesday and Friday, so please remember to dress your child in their PE kit on these days. Please ensure your child has their coloured PE top, PE hoodie, black bottoms, hair tied up and jewellery removed on these days so that they are ready and safe to take part. Thank you for your cooperation.
This term, our intention is to get to know your children in the first few weeks and really tap into their likes and interests through circle times and free-flow play. With this is mind, our first topic will be called 'Magical Me,' we will read stories based on families such as 'We're going on a bear hunt, Peace at Last and many more.'
We will complete a baseline assessment based on all areas of the EYFS curriculum to help us identify the children's current stage of development and identify next steps in learning. From this, we will plan the provision they require.
To begin, we will be learning the story 'Peace at Last' in Storytelling sessions. In Maths, we will review our counting skills and make links to written numerals. We will make links to our 'Magical Me' topic by counting out objects to represent our age, the date of our birthday and many more exciting investigations around number. We will also practise our oracy skills as we introduce ourselves to new friends, talk about our holidays and retell familiar stories. An exciting term ahead!
YEAR 1 HOMEWORK
Homework will consist of spellings to practise for a test on the following Friday and Fantastic Facts maths work which helps recall and speed. The spellings are linked to the Year 1 National Curriculum. This will begin in the Spring Term (after Christmas)
Children should bring in their reading records every day and are encouraged to read every night at home. Please do encourage your child to read at home, it'll only take 5 to 10 minutes and makes a tremendous difference to their confidence and attainment in class!
Once the children are settled into school routines, they will be given a picture book in the first instance. They can use their imagination to make up a story based on the illustrations, a perfect bedtime story. When the children begin Phonic sessions and have learnt the first set of sounds, they will be given a book with simple CVC words.
STAR OF THE WEEK
Star of the Week will be awarded to a different child every Friday afternoon for being a superstar all week! It could be for their attitude to learning, behaviour or producing outstanding work (to name a few!). They will then take home the class bear for the weekend and write about their adventures in our class book. Who will be the first star of the week this year?
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