Longtown Community Primary School

Longtown Community Primary School

 

Class 2 - Mrs Jefferies

Welcome to Class 1 at Longtown Primary School

Class Topics

Autumn Term 2018

Welcome!

This term we will start our new topic 'Let's explore'.

A strange time machine has landed in Class One and every week we seem to be travelling to a different  time zone or place! We start off by visiting the land of the dinosaur. The children will go on dinosaur hunts, make dinosaur models and listen to exciting stories as stimulus for their writing.

Our literacy lessons will incorporate Pie Corbett's 'Talk for writing' initiative, which has been specifically designed to help children engage with texts and then write independently. 

'Talk for writing' enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally before they try reading and analysing it. Through fun activities that help them rehearse the tune of the language they need, followed by shared writing to show them how to craft their writing, children are helped to write in the same style. Schools that have adopted this approach have not only increased their children's progress but have found that children and teachers alike love it.

As always in maths, the children will have the opportunity to work individually, in pairs or in small groups to investigate ideas, using models and images to support their learning. The emphasis is on learning through practical ‘hands on’ activities through a process of enquiry and experiment.

In Science the children will be exploring sound. They will be exploring the sounds we hear In our locality as well as investigating how to make different sounds using natural and manmade materials.

 

 

Recent  Class Activities

Our first week (8 images)

What fun we have had!

Created: 8 Sep 17 09:40 | Last modified: 8 Sep 17 09:45

Class Information

Please note:

    • Forest Schools will take place every Tuesday. The children can come into school in their Forest School kits on that day. 

    • Class 1 will take part in two sessions of Physical Education (PE) a week. PE sessions will take place on a  Thursday and a Friday. 

Homework:

Literacy/Topic

Tasks are mainly set around the children’s reading books and 'Read Write Inc' phonic sessions.

High frequency words will be given out to both reception and Year One children.

Year One children  will be given spellings based around the grapheme or 'word families' being taught during the week.

To help your children further in phonics, you can purchase Ruth Miskin sound cards online. If you need assistance with this, please come and see me. 

Mathematics 

The Year One children will be set 'Froggy Maths' homework each week (Fri - Fri).

Here are some great maths websites for your children to practise their numeracy skills:

Top Marks

KS1 Bitesize

ICT Games

Crickweb Numeracy

For details of our curriculum look on the Curriculum page.

If you would like to discuss anything with me, please do not hesitate to ring or drop in after school for a chat.