Puffins' Class Page
Welcome to Puffin Class 2018.
Our topic this half term is 'Meerkat Mail' - a book by Emily Gravett that follows the travels and adventures of Sunny the meerkat. The text provides a wonderful stimulus for our reading and writing and links to our science work about animals.
Throughout Year 1, our learning is linked to topics that children find interesting and stimulating. We continually aim to make links between different aspects of our learning so there is a familiar context to learn new skills.
Follow the link for our yearly plan.
This year Puffins will continue to be taught by Mrs Watts (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Gosling (Wed-Fri).
Mrs Goldie is our classroom assistant who works with us everyday and Mrs Dunning, who will help us with our learning every morning.
Have a look at our Puffin's Timetable to see what we do most days.
We do not expect the children in Year 1 to have specific homework at this stage of the year,
other than reading as often as possible.
Please remember to read everyday with you child and
encourage them to change their books each morning as they come into school.
Please sign in their books each time they read at home - they will earn more house points!
We aim to listen to the children read twice each week in groups and individually every fortnight or more. We constantly assess all the areas of reading that the children need to master. At no point do we wish to hold children back in their reading. However, we will make professional judgments as to when the children are ready to move to a new level. Supplementing their breadth of reading with books from home and libraries enriches their learning and their enjoyment. Thank you!
Here are some ideas to support children's learning in maths (Maths leaflet)
and key spellings that children need to learn ready for Year 2. (Spelling List).
Your child can access Bug Club activities by following the link to https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk.
Each child's user name can be found in their Reading Record and the password is ppp. School Code is wcvy.
There you will find maths games as well as additional books to enjoy reading on line.
Ask your parents if you can play the games on the ICT games website!
You can also try www.oxfordowl.co.uk and log on using the class log in icon.
You can access a range of books at all different book band levels! There are books that can also be accessed on tablets.
P.E. always takes place on a Monday and Thursday, but children must have a kit in school each day. We would recommend they have tracksuit bottoms to wear in the winter.
Please ensure your child has the full appropriate kit in school, including footwear, to allow them to take part in every P.E. lesson.
Please also ensure all P.E. kit and uniform is clearly named.
Earrings must be removed at home.
Puffin Class visit the library on Wednesday. Please ensure your child has their library book in school
on Wednesday to allow them to borrow a new book.
Our value in October is EQUALITY
Important Puffin Dates:
The Big Draw Puffin's session Tuesday 9th October 9am