Hello and welcome to St. Francis class page
The term is continuing apace! The children have settled in now and are working wonderfully well together. We have been working on place value in maths and looking at the features of non-fiction texts in English. Our geography for this chapter is the UK and the children are thoroughly enjoying learning about our beautiful and varied country,
Our curriculum content for the half term to October break is outlined on the newsletter and I have also attached our class timetable to this page. The latter can vary a little depending on whole school activities - e.g. anti- bullying week, etc, but will give you a bit of a framework.
I have also added the common exception word lists that the children are required to read and spell by the END (!) of each year. As it suggests, these are the exceptions to the rules that they will be taught additionally in class.
PE is still first thing on Monday morning but the second session is now last thing on Thursday
. Please refer to the letter from Mr Oldfield, our PE leader, regarding appropraite clothing on each day. Essentially the children arrive and leave in full autumn uniform and leave their kits in school.
This half term the children are learning to throw and catch with increasing accuracy and will be transferring these skills into invasion games.
Your child will have dedicated reading days, but please try to keep your child's reading books in their book bag every day. Reading is a huge focus in KS1 and for Year 1 is our main occupation for this first half term!
Homework is given out on Fridays to be brought back on the following Wednesday. Homework will alternate between Maths and English. Please can you support your child at home and encourage them to discuss their learning.
Please feel free to call in at any time if you need anything!
Mrs Longbottom and Mrs Cullen.