A very warm welcome to Year One
Meet the Team
Miss Wain - Maple Class Teacher
Miss Daniel - Oak Class Teacher
Miss Fitzgibbon - GSA SCITT Trainee Teacher
Mrs Hosker - Teaching Assistant
Miss King - Teaching Assistant
Miss Maitland - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Hawker - Reading Teacher
Miss Winfield and Mr Gooch - PPA Cover Teachers
Thursday 2nd November - Friends of John Clifford Bonfire and Fireworks
Thursday 7th December - Christmas Lunch
Thursday 14th December - Christmas Production 10.30am
Friday 15th December - Christmas Production 2.00pm
Wednesday 20th December - Christmas Party
Friday 22nd December - Last day of term
Bug Club has been updated!
Maple Class have received their new logins and passwords today!
If you're having trouble using it, let Miss Wain or MissDaniel know.
Maple Class: Your username is your first name with a capitial letter and the first initial of your last name (with a couple of exceptions due to children in school with the same forename and initial.)
and everyone's password is maple.
Oak Class: Your username is your first name (no capitals) and the first initial of you last name (with a couple of exceptions due to children in school with the same forename and initial.)
and everyone's password is oak.
Would you like to come to a party?
This half term we are learning about different celebrations. We will be thinking about the different celebrations we celebrate with our friends and family, covering lots of different religious and non religious celebrations and festivals. We would love to hear about what you celebrate at home and how you celebrate! If any grown ups would like to come and share their experiences if festivals or celebrations with year one please let your child's class teacher know!
Week commencing 4.12.17
We have been looking at number bonds to 10 and 20, seeing how many different ways we can represent this!
This week we are looking at a book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg called The Jolly Postman. We will be identifying features of letters and writing our own letters.
Watch the video below to read the story at home.
We have a big STEM project coming up over the next few weeks!
Rudolf needs a coat! We will be looking at materials and their properties to find out what materials would work best for him.
Why not have a go at looking at materials around your house and thinking about their properties.
This week we have made fireworks in a jar!
Why not have a go at home?
At John Clifford, we believe that reading is very important. We allow the children to engage in reading in a number of ways, including:
- daily whole class story time
- children being able to choose their own reading book
- open reading mornings and afternoons
- reading buddy classes
- guided reading sessions
- access to a range of text types in the classrooms for children to choose to read.
We ask that to support your child with their reading that you read with them at least three times a week at home. For each time your child reads at home, they are rewarded with a class bee token to put towards their hive total.
We are always looking out for reading volunteers too to help read with children at school. If you have the time to spare, please see Mrs Laud who will be able to give you some more information.
Your child is given reading targets as part of their guided reading sessions. Their targets are discussed with them. You can see what your child has been working on at school by taking a look at their reading target sheet in their Reading Diary. Please feel free to tick when you see these targets being used at home too.
Writing in Year 1
Weekly Maths Task
Each week we will be setting a 'Math Task' for your child to complete at home. The task will be a skill to practise or a follow up activity to a lesson they have had. We will not be asking for homework to be returned to school but hope that you and your child will continue to practise these important skills.
What can you do to help?
Science in Year 1