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Mawgan-in-Pydar Primary School

Class 1

Miss April Blewett

Class Teacher

Mrs Hilary Hawkey

Teaching Assistant

Miss Leah Horrocks

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Maria Turner

Teaching Assistant

WELCOME TO CLASS 1

Class 1 is the Foundation Stage classroom and it is the first class that your child will join when they start their learning journey with us at Mawgan-in-Pydar School. We encourage and foster a love of learning by creating stimulating environments and planning exciting activities. We aim to inspire and encourage children to become responsible and independent learners. We listen to the children in Class 1, about what they would like to learn, therefore the children have real ownership of their learning. 
 
Key timings: 
PE- Tuesdays
Year 1 home-work grid sent home at the start of the term. 
Spellings - Issued on Mondays, practised daily every morning.

Our PE day is Tuesday; however, we do ask that PE kits are in school every day to allow for flexibility.

In Class 1, we follow the Statutory Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage. This document is laid out in the Development Matters. The links below will take you directly to both documents, which are provided here for you to read.
 
We hope that you find the information useful on our class page, but please come and see a member of the Class 1 team if you have any questions or queries. 
TAPESTRY
 
At Mawgan-in-Pydar School, we use a system called Tapesty, an online system to record and share your child’s learning and fun throughout the foundation year.  You can download the application on your smart phone and tablet or use the computer and we will email you when a new page is added to your child’s learning journey, which you can view and comment on.

We love hearing about the stories and wonderful things you do at home, so please make your own observations and add your photos and videos. This is helpful for us in Class 1 to see the learning continue at home, so many thanks in advance.

Click on the Tapestry logo below to access the website and log in. 

PHONICS
 
We follow a system called Read, Write Inc to teach our phonics. This is the way that your child will learn how to read and write.
 
It starts with learning bouncy and stretchy sounds that will build up the ability to break down words into sounds to read and blend them back together to spell. We have special actions that we add with the sounds to make learning enjoyable. 
 
It is always helpful to practice what we are learning at school, but if you feel you are a little unsure on how to pronounce the sounds here is a clip from the RWInc site which will help you.

Below are the Year 1 spelling lists and an overview of the spelling rules/sounds to be taught for each wordlist. At Mawgan-in-Pydar, we follow the 'Shakespeare and More' spelling scheme. The spelling overview explains how this scheme works.

In line with the National Curriculum, these spellings will be taught through daily activities and investigations. There are lots of fun ways to practise these words, to help children remember the spelling sounds and rules. As an additional learning task, please practise these spellings at home. Please note, any additional learning you do at home will support your child’s learning at school.

 

OUR TOPIC – Paws, Claws and Whiskers

 
Big cats, small rats, tiny fleas and buzzing bees!


This half term, we’re going to discover that all animals come in all shapes and sizes! Meeting an animal expert will allow us to ask and answer questions, share information about the pets we have at home and explore animal information booklets. To help us explore different animals, we aim to visit a local farm to take in the sights, sounds and smells. Back in the classroom, we’ll monitor beans as they grow, noting how they change. In our English lessons, we’ll make predictions about stories and try out some farmyard rhymes. We’ll create songs about the farm to sing as we shake our homemade seed shakers in time. We will also share our knowledge of animals and recite amusing rhymes that may include an animal noise or two!

Getting creative, we’ll use coloured play dough and clay to create farmyard scenarios, and ‘paint’ different animals using graphics software. Then, we’ll design and make delicious flavoured breads to sell in our very own farm shop! The Year 1 children will study animal artwork, draw detailed animal pictures to capture their special features and make collages, sculptures and prints. Famous animal fables will make us laugh, and we will have fun reading them aloud. We’ll spot similarities and differences between animals, look at different habitats around the world and investigate camouflage.

Designing a farmyard or zoo is even on the agenda! At the end of the project, we’ll invite you into school to share our amazing artwork and best bits. We’ll write funny animal stories and compile a letter to send to the farm we’ve visited, explaining what we’ve learned. Please see the 'Curriculum Map' for more details.

Within the daily routine, we aim to cover as much of our new topic as possible. We hope that your child enjoys their first term in Class 1 and if you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to come and see a member of the Class 1 team.