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Miss Jackson - 1SJ

Welcome back


We have had a busy first week back in school. The children have been wonderful getting in to a new routine and finding their way around the school. Its been a pleasure to get to know each and every child.


To create a smooth transition from reception to year one the children have the benefit of a continuous provision approach within the classroom. The children have been having formal lessons in the morning. English, Math and Phonics. Then in the afternoon they have the opportunity to explore and learn the wider areas of the curriculum, Science, History, PSHE, Music and Art. Each week their will be a focus area in the afternoon or for bigger projects they will last for a two week period.


In math's we have been recapping numbers to 10 which they learnt in reception, using manipulatives to practice counting, number formation and using the more than, less than and equals symbols (<>=). Recapping numbers to 10 will give the children a solid base with their numbers when we move on to numbers to 20.


This week in English we have been looking at "the song of the sea" which is part of the Jane Considine programme of writing. The children have learnt about all the different writing lenses and were able to apply it in their writing. The children have explored drama and story telling, using props to enhance their vocabulary, they have had some wonderful imaginative ideas. I can't wait to get to their independent write.


The core focus of the afternoon has been art, creating Lego prints, exploring different shades of green, to which there where gasps and excited faces when we mixed the yellow and blue paint to make green.


Well done on a fabulous first week.


MIss Jackson




We will be changing reading books on a Monday. We ask that you read with your children a minimum of three times a week. Please indicate that your child has read by writing in the reading record.  Children which read three times or more per week, every week in the half term will receive a reading award. As we will read during the school day please send your child's reading record book and reading book with them to school every day.


Sounds and Words

Phonics are used to help children read and write.  In addition to reading books we will be sending home, letter and word strings for your child to learn. The words can also be found in the reading records for you to refer to. These will be highlighted once they are known fluently.  They will be checked every week and new ones added when needed.  Please help your child by practising with them as frequently as possible.  Our school follows the Read Write Inc phonics scheme.  For more information on how to help your child please click on the link below.




Any other information you may need or questions you may have, please do not hesitate to ask. 


Thanks for your continued support,


Miss Jackson

Class Teacher