Hello and welcome to our fantastic new class page!
We are really looking forward to getting to know our new children and families and have already had a fantastic start to the new year! Year 1 is a very exciting year and during this year, our students will be exploring different ways to learn and use their imagination in our magnificent topics.
My name is Miss Lekka and I am the class teacher. We also have Carol and Rana working with us. We have cross-curricular lessons throughout the year, making learning interesting and fun.
Please continue to read with your child. We cannot stress how important it is that children read with someone every evening at home. Apart from the school books that children are given, they can also read on 'Reading Buddies' or they can choose a book that they have at home. This makes such a difference to the children's learning and progress, so please ensure that lots of reading is taking place at home. Our Reading Challenge will help children achieve this and earn reading rewards! Before reading, you can ask your child to make predictions about the text and explain their reasoning. During reading, you can ask the children to recall events from the text by asking them what happened (recall) and what they think about the events (critical thinking).
We ask children to log in to 'Mathletics' for 15 minutes each day. The target is for children to earn at least one bronze certificate by Friday's awards assembly. For numeracy, we use the 'Power Maths' mastery programme. We aim to promote articulation (explaining answers), fluency (recall mathematical facts easily) and variation (showing the answer in different ways) in all areas of mathematics. Therefore, it is of great importance that children spend time using this programme.
PE takes place every Monday and Wednesday. All children need to bring their PE kits on these days.
Homework will be uploaded to Google Classroom on Friday and is due to be completed by the following Wednesday. Children will be tested on this work the following Friday.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me.