Welcome to JC1!
This year we have 11 Year 1 children and 11 Reception children in Class 1.
Our teacher is Mrs Pegg and our teaching assistants are Miss Harris and Mrs Hayden.
Our topic in JC1 is ‘Journeys’,
to fit in with our new KS1 curriculum topics,
and we have a very exciting term ahead of us!
The children have already settled really well into school and the new Receptions have been supported by their Year 6 buddies and JC1's year 1 children, especially during lunch times! Thank you to those parents who were able to come to the Meet the Teacher sessions. For those of you who missed it, if you ever have any queries or concerns, please come and speak to me at any time before or after school.
Our topic this term is Journeys! We will be learning about changes within living memory and looking at our own timeline. The Year 1 children will also be discovering how road and air travel has changed over time. The children have already started their English work based on traditional stories and rhymes. We will also be using texts such as Traditional Stories and Rhymes in Reception, A Busy Year, Percy The Park Keeper, Bear Hunt, Mr Gumpy's Outing, Grandpa's Balloon and many more journey themed books.
We are planning some trips out this term starting with our Autumn walk, and a traffic survey, developing our field skills including basic mapping and directional skills. The Foundation Stage children will, as always, be provided with a wide range of activities both inside and outside that support their individual learning and development through play, and are related to our topic.
Please ensure that wellies are in school every Monday from 24th September as the children will be participating in Muddy Mondays which is similar to Forest School, and provides outdoor learning experiences and the opportunity to learn about growing and the environment around them.
Our PE days will be Tuesdays/Thursdays so, again, please make sure that kits are in school all week in case of last minute changes to our PE day. PLEASE PLEASE name all items of clothing to avoid any confusion!
Our Show and Tell day will be on Fridays, and your child has the opportunity to bring in something to share with the rest of the class to develop speaking and listening skills as well as being able to speak in front of others.
Our Year 1 spelling test will take place every Friday and will be recorded in your child's reading book so that you can see how well they are doing.
Don't forget that all children in our class are entitled to a free school dinners so keep an eye on the menu to take advantage of this.
School milk is available for all pupils (under fives are free) but you will need to register your child at www.coolmilk.com.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
Parents' evenings are 16th and 17th October and provide a chance to discuss your child's well being and achievements.
Our Welcome Ceremony for Reception children and any new children to the school, will take place on Thursday 11th October at 9.00 am. I hope you can join us!
Design and Technology - May 2018
We have been learning how to use a bench and press, saws, electric screw drivers, hammers, nails and screws.
We had to wear goggles to protect our eyes and had to listen very carefully to the Adults to keep us safe.
When we used the tools we were very careful to use both hands on the tool, or to keep one hand out of the way behind our backs.
Over the next few weeks we will be doing more woodwork designing and making sailing boats for our Christopher Columbus history topic.
Vouchers have been sent home which help us to develop a complete developmental picture of your child, by recording any significant learning that he or she has experienced at home e.g. being able to read labels and prices in the supermarket, riding a bike without stabilisers, tying shoe laces, doing up coat buttons for the first time, helping to make a cup of tea! We love sharing them with the class and finding out about their achievements outside school.
If you need any more WOW vouchers, please pick them up from the classroom. Your help and support is much appreciated. Thank you.
We have been really enjoying our gymnastics sessions with Mr Willis.
We have learnt how to do, forward rolls, star jumps, teddy bear rolls, balancing, and many more skills. We have learnt to sequence these movements together and how to safely use the equipment.
Jc1 Sailing Ships
Mrs Pegg challenged us over half term to make a sailing ship that floated for 3 minutes.
The boats we made varied in size shape and materials but the majority rose to the 3 minute challenge.
Here are are the videos to prove it!