Welcome to Puffins' Class Page
Welcome back to our Summer term in Puffins!
Our learning in the first half of the term is linked to the book
Katie and the Sunflowers by James Mayhew
which leads us into some exciting learning about artists
such as Van Gogh and Cezanne
and links brilliantly to our science work about planting and growing.
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.
We welcome into class Mrs Thain, who will help 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!
Here are some ideas to support children's learning in maths (Maths leaflet)
and key spellings that children need to learn after Christmas. (Spelling List).
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 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 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.
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 April is WISDOM
Important Puffin Dates:
Maths workshop - Parents are welcome into the classroom on Tuesday 17th April 2018 from 9am for about half an hour to find out what we learn in maths.
Wisley trip - Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Inset Day - Friday 25th May 2018