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Year 1 - Wagtail

1. Key Information for Wagtail Class

 

In this section you will find a quick reference guide to your class including your Forest School rotation, letters and uniform requirements. There is also a copy of the welcome booklet for your class - please do refer to it throughout the year because it contains lots of useful information about what to expect in this class, how long homework should take each week, samples of age-appropriate handwriting and more. 

Your teachers in Wagtail class are:

 

Mrs Emma Kearney (Teacher)

Mrs Emma Stollar (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Ana Marsh (Forest school on Thursday)

Mrs Vicky Francis (Music on a Thursday)

Mrs Jo Head (RE on a Thursday)

Mr Dan Jones (PE on a Tuesday)

 

The Welcome Booklet for Wagtail class is here:

Meet the teacher presentation September 2020

Letters for Wagtail class can be found here: https://www.bridgewater.herts.sch.uk/year-1-letters/

You can find your child's Forest School Timetable here.

Home Learning

 

Year 1

  • Reading
  • Spelling tasks
  • Family Learning to include Maths, Literacy and Creative Learning tasks

 

  • Please read with your child every day for about 15 minutes.
  • Homework tasks should take roughly 30 minutes a week. 
  • Please practise spellings weekly (and daily if necessary). 

Year 1 Spelling List

SRE Curriculum

This year we will continue to teach the children using materials from our new Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) scheme. This new edition of ‘Teaching SRE with Confidence in Primary Schools’ reflects the recent developments in SRE and the Science National Curriculum. This resource encourages children to develop the skills of listening, empathy, talking about feelings and relationships with families and friends.

 

All the lessons have a clear structure and are age appropriate. The lesson plans have clear aims and learning outcomes with suggested additional activities and accompanying resources:

 

Year 1: Growing and Caring for Ourselves-

 

Keeping Clean

Growing and Changing

Families and Care

Uniform requirements

A full list of the school's uniform requirements is on the school website here. In Year 1, points to note are:

 

Core school uniform No special notes for this class
Bags

1. Book bag with shoulder strap 

2. Drawstring PE bag (school logo optional)

PE / games

Trainers not plimsolls. Football boots may be required for some activities. 

 

 

What have we been up to recently?

 

In English have been looking at the book Stanley's Stick by John Hegley and it has been so much fun! We have been out on an autumn walk, been searching for own sticks and thinking about the language used in the book. We have looked at sentence structure and how too use speech bubbles. We have thought about what Stanley's stick could be and the children have had some wonderful ideas including a picker, a poker, a walking stick, a tickle stick and a hockey stick. In maths we have been looking at numbers to 20. We have investigated regrouping whole numbers and how to use tens frames, bead strings and cherry models. The children have enjoyed using manipulatives and getting outside to do some active maths in nature. 

 

We have also learned about the changes that happen as summer turns into autumn. We have thought about why the leaves turn different colours, why they fall off the trees and why it is getting colder! We have been busy in guided reading and have been invaded by the Evil Pea from Supertato! What a disaster and what a mess! In PE we have mastering gross motor skills and the children have been outside with Mr Jones doing lots of different games and activities. In handwriting we have mastering those tricky Curly Caterpillar Letters and in phonics we have been recapping our phase 3 sounds before moving onto phase 4 where we have started working on blending and segmenting. In science we have loved our animal topic and the children have enjoyed finding out about carnivores, omnivores and herbivores!

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