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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 Sarah Hawkswood (Year 1 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

RSE Curriculum

This year we will continue to teach the children using materials from our updated Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) scheme. This edition of ‘Teaching RSE 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-

Different friends

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. 

 

 

Design and Technology

What have we been up to recently?

 

We finished off the Autumn term with our Animal WOW Day! The children dressed up as their favourite animals and visited Antarctica and Africa! We started by reading Blown Away by Rob Biddulph and learning about the animals of Antarctica and then we followed Penguin Blue into the hot, sweltering African jungle where we learned about African animals. We made penguins, igloos out of sugar cubes, rescued animals frozen in ice and shaving foam, made animal footprints in the sand, created our own binoculars and did some African gumboot dancing! It was an amazing day and I hope that the children had a fantastic time! 

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