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Stiperstones

Welcome to Stiperstones! 

Class Teacher- Mrs Hopwood

Teaching Assistants- Miss Lansley, Mrs Groom

Associate Teacher- Miss Winstanley

 

I am really looking forward to meeting you all and seeing your lovely smiley faces! It has been a very strange few months and I’m sure we are all looking forward to returning to school. Things may be a little bit different but we will still have lots of fun. This term our theme is ‘Let’s Remember’ and, through the idea of ‘Friends and Enemies’, we will be finding out about World War One and Two.

 

English

We will start the term getting to know each other and creating an information report about ourselves. Following on from this we will focus on the theme of ‘Friends and Enemies’ and write instructions ‘How to be a good friend’. We will then look at fiction and non-fiction books about World War One and Two.

 

Maths                                                                                         

In Maths this term we are focusing on number recognition and place value (how many tens and units there are). We will then move to looking at how we add and subtract numbers to 20. Numbots Your child’s log in is written in their reading diary. https://play.numbots.com/

             

Topic                                                                                                  We will introduce the topic of conflict by talking about a time we have fallen out with a friend before moving on to look at countries that have fallen out. In the second half of the term we will look at people and animals who have helped us in the wars. We will study the life of Edith Cavell and look at how she helped people.

 

PE

In PE this term we will learn dance and gymnastic routines and then create and perform our own routines. We have PE on a Wednesday and a Friday. At the moment, all your child needs to bring is a pair of pumps in a drawstring bag.

Spellings.

Make sure that your child spell these words correctly in their writing and not just in a 'test'. (Many children will spell the word correctly in a test but spell it incorrectly when they are busy writing). Focus on 10 spellings at a time. Start with Phase 2 and end with Phase 5.

 

Once you child is spelling these in their writing move to the common exception words.

 

 

 

Letter formation.

 

 

Key Dates:

Dates are subject to change owing to the ongoing pandemic.

18.09.2020 Jeans for Genes day (non-uniform day wear denim)
22.10.2020 Non – uniform day and last day of term
23.10.2020 PD day
05.11.2020 Bonfire Lunch
13.11.2020 Children in need (non-uniform)
16.12.2020 Christmas dinner
18.12.2020 Class Christmas Party day (non-uniform)
03.01.2021 PD day

 

Homework:

Children will have weekly spellings for them to practice at night. They will be tested on these on a Friday.

Children will have ‘Number Facts’ to practise at home (these are found in the back of their reading diary). They are tested on these in the week and receive a reward in assembly when they have completed all their challenges. Children can practice their mental maths on ‘Numbots’. They will receive a certificate in assembly for each stage they complete.

 

*Home learning *

Should the school be required to close, work will be provided via Seesaw. You will need to download the seesaw app onto your laptop or tablet in order to access your child's work. More information can be found here.  https://web.seesaw.me/parents

 

 

 

 

Reading

Children will be given the opportunity to change their books three times a week. All children will have a daily phonics session. This helps children to learn to read words and to spell words.

 

Forest Schools.  

Forest School is on a Friday morning (for all children) Please can your child come to school wearing suitable clothing (warm old clothing) and bring their uniform to school to change into after the session.

 

P.E

 

If you child has pierced ears and can not remove the studs then please send your child with surgical tape or  plasters so that the studs can be covered during PE.

 

Homework

 

Children will have weekly spellings for them to practice at night. They will be tested on these on a Friday.

Children will have number fact books sent home. They are tested on these on a Monday and receive a reward in assembly when they have completed all their challenges. Children can practice their mental maths on ‘Numbots’. They will receive a certificate in assembly for each stage they complete. Please let me know if you need your child’s login details.

 

Letters and sounds.

All children in Year 1 are required to undertake a phonics check. In this they read a mixture of real and alien words by using their phonic knowledge. Please do not hesitate to come and speak to me if you need more information  about this.

 

. More information about this can be found here.

 

These are some useful websites to help your child prepare for this.

Please note these link to external websites and therefore the content can not be guaranteed.

 

Letters and sounds

Phonics play

Mystery object lands in playground!

Dear Santa Visit.

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