YEAR 1

ST FRANCIS

Email - year1@stpetersrc.rochdale.sch.uk

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Welcome to Year 1 

My name is Mrs Beaumont and I am the Year 1 class teacher for the remainder of this academic year. We are very lucky to have Miss Evans as our class teaching assistant!

 After getting to know the class in Reception last year, I am thrilled to be returning after maternity leave to teach your little ones in Year 1. As the letter above states, I will be teaching Year 1 Monday-Thursday. There will be an experienced teacher in the class every Friday, but I will ensure that we are constantly in contact with one another to ensure continuity for the children. 

It was wonderful to see so many of you at parents' evening before Easter, and I thank you for being so warm and welcoming. If you have any questions or worries, please don't hesitate to ask. You can find my email address at the top of this page. 

Mrs Beaumont and Miss Evans :) 

 

 

Please can we remind you that we are a nut free school. Please do NOT send your child to school with anything that contains nuts, This includes products that say, 'May Contain Nuts'. Your child will not be able to eat any of these products on the school premises.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION  

Times of the day

Children should arrive between 8.40am and 8.50am and enter the building via the classroom door.

Year 1 children will leave school at 3.05pm, via the front playground. Any children with older siblings will remain in class until their eldest sibling finishes school

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PE 

 PE will take place on WEDNESDAYS.  Please ensure your child has the correct indoor and outdoor PE kit in school at all times. All children also have daily access to our outdoor provision.

  

Reading Books

Reading books will be sent home each week alongside a reading record. Please sign and add a comment in  your child's reading record so we know how they are doing at home and if they have read. Please send your child's book bag into school every day, as this helps with communication and letters.

Children will change their books on the days below.

MONDAY - Blue Team - St Matthew 

TUESDAY - Green Team - St Luke

WEDNESDAY - Red Team - St John

THURSDAY - Yellow Team - St Mark

FRIDAY - opportunity for some to change books for a second time if needed

Please ensure that your child has their reading books and record with them on their book change day.

Oxford Owl is a fantastic site, on which you can access lots of reading books, just like the ones we send home from school. They are all colour banded, just like the ones we have in school, so the children will be familiar with them.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ 

Click: "My Class Login"

Class Username: year1-stpeters

Class Password: books123

RECOMMENDED READS FOR YEAR 1

https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-1

Homework

Maths and Spelling booklets will be sent home with the children and assignments set on Spelling Shed every week. The children will be given them on Monday and they should be returned on Friday. Children will be tested on a Friday morning and scores will be recorded.

Now that I am back, I am excited to see how the children have progressed with their online learning too! There are weekly certificates for achievements on Spelling Shed and Numbots, so please ensure that your child accesses these every week where possible. Purple Mash is still available to use too.

If you need any help with logging onto these platforms, please email to let me know and I will be happy to help.

PHONICS SCREENING CHECK

This year the children in year one will sit the phonics screening check. This will take place the week beginning Monday 13th June 2022. Please ensure your child is in school this week, as strict government guidelines mean that children who are absent during this week cannot resit the test in Year 1.

We will continue with our daily phonics sessions and interventions to support the children and prepare them for the check. Below is a link to the phonics workshop page that we have prepared with more information about phonics at St Peter's, the screening check and lots of resources for you to download and use at home to support your child. Once you have had a look at the phonics workshop page and you have any further question please do not hesitate to contact us via the class email.

PHONICS WORKSHOP

Summer 1

Our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

We have had a wonderful time learning all about the Queen, the monarchy and the Platinum Jubilee this half term.

We have done lots of writing and art work. In our final week, we had a special visitor who came in to teach us how to “dance through the decades”. We made our own crowns, designed our own flags and paper cups and enjoyed a jubilee party all together!

Learning Through Play

We have really enjoyed developing our learning through play in our continuous provision areas. So far, the garden centre is proving to winning everyone’s vote! We are enjoying planting seeds, selling garden centre items and working together to take care of the plants.

Maths - Fractions

This week, we took our learning outdoors to learn all about fractions! We have been using lots of practical resources to help us find half of different quantities. We also drew shapes and asked our friends to create two equal halves. Our next steps are to develop an understanding of quarters.

Religion - The Holy Spirit

 We have been learning all about symbols that can represent the Holy Spirit as part of our learning about the Ascention. We made some 3D doves and we are very proud of them!

Art - Landscapes and Different Media

We looked at lots of different landscapes and talked about how things look different depending on how close / far away they are. We talked about what we might see on a beach landscape and looked at some examples. In the pictures below, you can see how we have showcased our fantastic cutting, colouring and drawing skills! Our teachers are extremely proud of us, and we are sure you are too!

Maths - Grouping

We have been learning vocabulary such as ‘equal’ and ‘unequal’ in maths this week. We have had lots of opportunities to practise making equal groups using different items.

BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK! 

The children in year one have had a lovely week celebrating British Science Week. They took part in many exciting activities with our expert scientist for the day Professor Millie-Litre. They made tasty sherbet, tested their reactions and explored electricity static with the electricity ball. Year one completed their own experiment in class to see if water would rise to the top of the celery. The outcome was that the food colouring did rise and was transported to the surface of the celery. Some children were also involved in a whole school experiment along with our older children who are our wonderful school science ambassadors. They applied petroleum jelly to sheets of laminated card. They place the cards in multiple areas around the school grounds. Over the days the cards were monitored and the pollution particles were visible to see. We are still working on the outcome of the most polluted area of our school, we will publish this data once our experiment is finally complete. 
Well done to all of the children for being such enthusiastic young scientists. Please enjoy our slide show below. 

SPRING 1

Today we discovered footprints in our classroom. We think it was the gruffalo. We read the story and did some role play about it. 

We have been singing our ‘Great Fire of London Song’ in music.

AUTUMN 1

Year one have been practising their throwing skills in PE

Year one enjoyed playing the instruments in music this half term. 

This afternoon, year one collected autumn leaves and then they used them to draw a picture in their art book. 

 

Year 1 had fun in music with Mrs Reynolds today. 

We can't wait to welcome you back to school! Please keep checking our class page for key information and updates on what we have been up to in class.

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Thank you for a fabulous first week. We have had so much fun getting to know each other and exploring our new classroom.

Mad Science!

 Today we had a visit from Naomi, a mad scientist!

She took us on a mission to Mars - exploring how we could steer a rocket and orbit the planet with some fun experiments along the way.

If enough children are interested in taking part, Naomi will also be running an after-school Mad Science club, starting in January.

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