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Year 1 HSA

Welcome to the class page for Class 1HSA

Mrs St Amand and Miss Oram look forward to sharing things with you throughout the year. Please look below for the welcome information for Year 1. 

A welcome video has been shared to individual Google Classrooms on Monday 13th September as well. Information on how to access Google Classroom has been sent out to parents via the school office. 

For the next few weeks our PE day is Wednesday.  Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit on that day.  We will inform you if this day changes.  

We look forward to the year ahead.  

Kind regards 

Mrs St Amand

The Day We Met the Real Dragons...and Marge!

Welcome! Croeso!

 

Please read this short presentation welcoming you and your child back to school and to Year 1.

It explains our routines and expectations. We hope it will help you. smiley

 

Thankyou!

Welcome to Year 1!

This term our topic is ‘Fire! Fire!” 

 

In literacy, we will be reading lots of stories and non-fiction books about dragons, castles, volcanoes, kings and queens. We will focus on writing simple sentences, forming our letters correctly and using sentence punctuation. We will be using our sounds to help us spell. We will write lists and labels as well as some poems. We will use our oracy skills to recount simple stories and use our role play area to make them come alive! 

 

In numeracy, we will be counting forwards and backwards. We will compare and order numbers and count sets of objects. We will practise our number bonds to ten and count in steps of 2s, 5s and 10s and from different starting points. We will apply our knowledge to solve problems involving number, shape and pattern both in our focus tasks and in our independent learning. 

 

Our topic work will help us answer the question: ‘Are dragons real?’ as we meet and handle some real life reptiles. We will research where real life dragons come from and how their habitat helps them survive. We will pack a suitcase for an expedition to observe and explore lizards in their natural environment. We will also learn about castles, people that live in them and their roles. We will find out about castles in Wales.  

The children will lead the learning about ‘Fire! Fire!’ Who knows where their interests will lead us! 

  

Other Information:   

  • Water bottles should come to school every day – please label with your child’s name  

  • Stationary in pencil cases should follow the list that Mr Stroud sent out.  

  • PE day is currently each Wednesday and your child should come dressed in their kit on this day.  

  • All reading books and records should return to school each week by Tuesday (due to COVID quarantine) and your child will bring a new book home after they have read in class with an adult. Key words will be tested and replaced as and when needed. Please practise, practise, practise makes PROGRESS! 

  • There are no trips planned currently – we'll let you know! 

  • We are encouraging independence in our Year 1 classes – please help your child to be responsible for their belongings and look after our classroom resources. 

We have loved seeing the children settle in well so far!  

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