Welcome to Year 1.
As we enter the new academic year we ask you to please take a look at all of the info below that contains the important 'stuff' for day to day life at Poplars!
Your teachers are: Miss Hunter and Miss Jackson.
Don't forget to scroll down to the class pages to see what we have been doing this week and any photos we have taken.
We have been working hard to create and expand our outdoor classroom for year one.
Here are some photos of the progress so far.
Within our writing area we have included everything the children will need to write their own ideas, stories, letters or non-fiction writing. Having it next to the role play area means they can flow freely with their ideas taking inspiration from their play and apply it to their writing. As we progress through each topic of work additional resources will be made available to the children to use to enhance their writing. We are now adopting the Jane Considine approach to writing within each class which will be reflected in the outdoor learning space from what we implement in the classroom. Jane Considine promotes experience lessons to broaden children's imagination and horizons and then apply that rich knowledge to their writing.
In school we follow the white rose approach to learning math, by using maths mastery to deepen children's knowledge of each unit of learning from numbers to 100 through to height weight and measure. At the heart of this way of learning is the use of concreate resources that children can use to aid them in their process and thinking. In the maths area children will be able to experience hands on learning of a topic within maths to gain real life examples of how we apply maths every day in the world around us.
Roleplay are and small world
Roleplay and small world areas are essential to making links between a child's thoughts on a topic and the application of new experiences learnt. It's in these areas children talk between themselves creating their own narrative enhancing their speech and language skills. Children will be able to move freely between the areas applying what they have learnt. This half term the roleplay area will be set up as a bakery to link to our topic of the great fire of London, where the fire started, with the addition of weighing scales to link to our maths topic of weight and capacity. The small world area will have figures or artifacts for the children to explore about London.
Please ensure that all of your children’s clothes are clearly labelled with their names, this enables lost items to be returned to their owners! Children must not trainers.
Due to current COVID19 restrictions we ask that your child comes to school in their PE kit on the days that they are due to have their lesson as we cannot provide areas for them to change.
1SJ have PE every Monday and Wednesday
1YH have PE every Monday and Friday
Please ensure that all PE kit is clearly labelled with your child’s name.
Their PE kit should consist of:
It is really important for your child to practise reading as much as possible in order to consolidate their learning in school and to help them to broaden their vocabulary skills, general knowledge and imagination. While we practise reading in school as much as possible, each child is expected to read to an adult/older sibling at home at least 3 times per week. This needs to be dated and signed by the adult/older sibling who hears them to read in their reading record book.
Children who meet this requirement receive rewards and prizes for themselves and the class.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be back into school by the following Wednesday in order for it to be marked.
Spellings homework will be sent home each Friday by your child's 'Read, Write, Inc' teacher, and will be checked the following Friday.
Please inform your child’s teacher immediately if they have any medical conditions/requirements.
Please speak to the office if medication is required within the school day. If your child only requires medication to be taken between 1-3 times per day then they do not need to take it while at school.
We're looking forward to a great year!
The Year 1 Team