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Welcome to Puffins' Class Page

 

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This is Sunny the Meerkat.  

We will be learning all about him in our literacy lessons and going on some amazing journeys into the Sahara.  It will inspire us throughout our whole curriculum.

 

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.

 

 Follow these links to read our Autumn Term Overview  and Parents Letter.  

As the children are new to Key Stage 1, we will continue the Early Year Practice of learning through exploration and "free learning"  alongside more directed tasks throughout the Autumn Term. 

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.

Mrs Wilson also helps us with our learning every morning.

 

Click here to 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!

 

Soon have sent home some ideas to support children's learning in maths (Autumn Term Maths leaflet

and will send some key spellings that children need to learn after Christmas. (Spelling List).

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Your child can access Bug Club activities by following the link to https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk.

 Each child's user name is their first name 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 BBC Bitesize website!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/ 

Ask your parents if you can play the games on the ICT games website!

http://www.ictgames.com/

  

You can also try www.oxfordowl.co.uk and log on using the class log in icon.

Username: Puffins30

Password: Puffins30

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.

P.E. always takes place on a Monday and Wednesday or Friday, 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.

 

Library Books

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.

 

Values

Our value in October is EQUALITY.  

Is everyone equal?  Is being fair the same as being equal? 

 Important Puffin Dates:

 Parent Evenings - Tuesday 17th October and Thursday 19th October

 Half Term - 23rd to 27th October and and INSET on Monday 30th October 2017