Clifton Hampden, Abingdon, OX14 3EE
Class Teacher: Mrs Tracy Harrison
Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Sue Hill
Having spent lots of time before half term studying fiction texts, based on Traction Man is here! by Mini Grey, poetry based on Harvest and Instructions, we are now beginning our next Fiction Unit. We are reading Charlie's Superhero Underpants! by Paul Bright and will be using this to complete lots of different writing tasks. Charlie loses his Underpants and has to visit all four corners of the World to retrieve them! This is an excellent text for beginning to think about description of characters and settings so please chat about adjectives when you are reading at home! Any extra vocabulary we can squeeze in is always valuable!
All children in Key Stage One complete a daily reading session after lunch, where activities vary according to our needs. Some of these activities are, for example, silent reading, group reading or reading comprehension.
Thanks to our very valuable volunteer readers, we aim for all children to be heard read every day where possible. Please can you make sure your child brings their reading diary into school every day, so we can record in it when we read with them at school.
We have started this term recapping our knowledge of Money, Time, 2D and 3D shape and solving problems with addition and subtraction. We are becoming more confident with subtraction! We will be moving on to Multiplication and Division, focusing initially on the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables. We will also move on to some data and statistics before the end of term.
At the beginning of last term, we started an experiment to look at what plants need in order to grow. We had lots of different results and this was very interesting! This term the children will be visiting Forest School and will be taking part in various activities each week!
Our topic this term is Heroes. We have been learning about real life heroes in History, like Florence Nightingale, and thinking about where to build our secret hideaways in Geography. For Art and Design, we have been creating Hero collages and comic strips. We have been learning how to sing ready for our Christmas production and doing lots of drama to learn how to be good performers too!
Key Stage One will be having P.E on Monday afternoons with Ignite and Forest School Thursday afternoons with Mrs Field. Children who are not attending Forest School will still require a PE kit on these days as School activities will vary. Please make sure your child brings their P.E kit and Forest School kit into school especially on these days, but it is also helpful to have them the rest of the week, in case we do any extra unexpected P.E!
Key Stage One will be learning about religious symbols, advent and the nativity story this term. We will tie this all up with our nativity performance!
We follow the Letter Join handwriting scheme. For more information about this and about what your child will be learning throughout the year follow the link below. You will also find detail of how to log in and practice this at home. Handwriting is a very important skill so any practice at home would be greatly appreciated!
Homework is communicated via the homework folders. There will be tasks as necessary and the hand in dates for these will be clearly communicated on these sheets, as well as Parent Mailed where possible. Homework will be sent home on Mondays and is due to be handed in the following Friday.
Please read daily with your child and help them to practice their spellings daily. Make homework fun by completing activities together. Try to help your child to become independent in organising themselves for school. Most importantly talk to your children about what they are learning and how they are learning in class.