Welcome to Year 1!
Welcome to Ladybird class! Thank you for visiting our class page. On this page you will find key information about our curriculum and our classroom. We will also be sharing some of our learning with you so please come back to visit to see what is new!
Staff in Ladybird class
Our class teacher is Mrs Zarate and our teaching assistants are Mrs Jones, Mrs Solly and Mrs Winter.
The team will aim to make the transition into Year 1 as smooth and fun as possible. We will gradually introduce more structure as the children's confidence builds in their new environment.
Our topic for Autumn 1 is 'The Best of Me'. We will be focusing on ourselves, our families and our local area. This topic helps the transition into mainstream schooling. Discussing their own life experiences is also the best way to enhance the children's learning. Please refer to the handout for Autumn 1 for a more detailed breakdown.
Key Weekly Information
Autumn Term 2019
PE is on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.
Please make sure your child has a named kit in school that is suitable for all manners of weather. The hall can get chilly and on any given day the children may go out for their session (Please note that we have a very limited selection of spare kit).
The children are getting more efficient in the transition from outdoor to indoor shoe and we will continue to work on the tidiness aspect!
Can you please ensure that your child has an indoor shoe in school at all times.
Children are allowed in from 8.45am and 8.55am where they can come in independently.
The school day begins at 8.55am.
Children will have pegs to put coats on outside of the classroom, then there will be a tray in the classroom to put book bags in and a place to put their water bottles in. As the children come in there will be activities for them to access independently and off course, they can have a quick chat and catch up with their friends!
Homework is to be used as a tool to consolidate learning and will go out on a Tuesday via Class Dojo. There will be a list of words and number facts to be learnt (for a weekly Wednesday 'quiz').
I would very much like you to read with your child whenever the opportunity arises. Reading for pleasure is a fundamental tool in your child's development. It builds confidence, supports cognitive thinking and helps progress in writing.
I am aiming to have daily reading sessions where all children will be heard reading across the week this term. Your child will be prompted to change his/her book after a session. I appreciate that the children are very young so we will look to build up their confidence to initiate book changes. Please feel free to give your child a gentle reminder in the morning if needed.
I will continue to send via Class Dojo a brief breakdown of the things that we have been doing in class
for that week.
My door is always open and please feel free to discuss any matters or questions that you may have. I’m happy to help and if required,make an appointment with you.