YEAR ONE

We are 'THE EXPLORERS'

Mission

Year One

We are the explorers, we are strong willed, kind and ready for any challenge. We explore every area of the curriculum to gain all the knowledge we will need to guide us through life.

 

OUR CLASS TEACHER

 My name is Miss Round and I am the Year 1 Class Teacher.

From an early age I have had the ambition to be a teacher, I love helping others learn whilst influencing them. I have a keen interest in reading and science. Nelson Mandela’s words resonate with me in that ‘education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world’. Who knows if the next Florence Nightingale, David Attenborough or Albert Einstein is in my class? I’d like to think I gave the children the right conditions to learn and the freedom to explore their skills. 😊

 

– Miss Round

The Explorers

Our Class

 

Extracurricular Activities
PE

If children have earrings in on P.E. days they will not be able to take part in P.E. that day.

Children who have earrings in must either; not wear them on P.E. days or be able to take them out themselves.   Staff are not allowed to take them out or tape them over.

Wearing earrings in P.E. represents a potential hazard not only to the wearer but also to other children. Medical advice confirms that jewellery worn in physical education lessons is an unnecessary risk and should be avoided at all times – a risk we at St Mary Magalene’s are not prepared to take whilst your children are on school premises/in our care.   Serious accidents have occurred as a result of contact between pupils wearing earrings or studs and other pupils or equipment, thus damaging the ear, or where items of jewellery have caught in apparatus and torn the ear lobe.    Thank you for your support and understanding in this matter.

SAT'S

As you may be aware, in Year 2, Key Stage 1 SAT’s will take place during May. Though this may seem a long way off, in reality the children need to prepare now to be ready for the assessments and tests they will undertake.

In addition to the work we are carrying out in school, we kindly ask that you set aside some time each week to support your child in the following areas:

Reading Books

Each child has a reading book from the graded reading scheme. Several pages of this book should be read regularly by the child to an adult, talking about and predicting the story. It is not necessary to read a full book every night. The pages read should be noted in your child’s planner. This will help your child to develop his/her decoding skills and comprehension of the text. We will listen to your child read as much as is possible in school, but cannot stress how  important it is that you read with them at home on a regular basis – your input is vital in ensuring your child continues to progress in this area.

Spellings

Every Friday the children receive spelling words to learn. They are tested on these words on the Friday of the following week. The children should choose at least five of the spelling words and put them into exciting and interesting sentences on the back of the spelling sheet. A specific focus for the sentences will be explained to the children when they are given their spelling sheets. (If your child would like to complete all ten of their spelling words into sentences that would be excellent!).  Ideally, if an adult is available to help the child with these sentences, it will extend his/her knowledge of vocabulary, punctuation, handwriting, spelling and sentence structure. This will be very beneficial to the development of the child’s writing.

Mathematics

The children in Year 2 are mainly focusing on 2, 5 and 10 times tables, though some children will be introduced to the 3 and 4 times tables. Most weeks the children are asked to revise one or more of these tables.

In addition, homework books are given out on Friday for return to school on the following Friday.  This may include worksheets for English or Maths (or both!), to consolidate their learning and understanding in relation to work carried out during that particular week.

HOMEWORK

READ MORE on homework guidelines and details of homework resources to download.

Our News & Activities

 

Mr Wellybobs

Mr Wellybobs

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Art and DT

Art and DT

In art and DT we have been looking at sculptures and creating them using different materials. We looked at a famous artist called Marc Quinn who was famous for making sculptures using bread! We first made a sculpture of our hands using bread just like Marc Quinn and...