Presentation on theme: "Owls Class information"— Presentation transcript:
1 Owls Class information Welcome to Year 1Owls Class information
2 Who are we? Mrs Michelle Palmer – class teacher LSA’s – Mrs Sarah Horton, Mrs Ruth Fountain, Mr Greg Tompkins, Mrs Tori Luik and Mrs Helen PalmerPPA cover on Thursday afternoons
3 TimetableOur timetable is not rigid but serves as a guide line for each day.During the day we have a mixture of whole class sessions, small group work with a teacher, group work with another adult and independent learning tasks.The number and duration of adult led tasks will increase during the year.
5 Every day -Each day there will be a maths session, a phonic session and a reading sessionThere will be a teacher led task and tasks supported by LSA’sThere will be a range of other tasks and activities, some of which are compulsory
6 Guided Reading time We have guided reading groups A group listening to stories on computers or CDsA group practising handwriting/phonicsA group sharing books in the book corner
7 Reading at homeShare books daily. Children can change their reading book each day.Comment in reading record book; these will be looked at on Fridays and mid week if possible.Sometimes children will bring home a ‘free choice’ book, other days it will be guided so that it will be at a level they can read.
8 Writing Some form of writing daily Regular handwriting practise Applying phonic knowledgeDifferentiated expectations; must, should, couldSupport and building independenceWriting at home; meaningful, in context, reinforce letter formation
9 Maths Daily whole class mental/oral sessions Lots of encouragement to participatePractical activities, games and use of IWBSome recording, increasing during the yearA focused, teacher led maths task each week
10 Maths at homeLots of practical opportunities rather than asking them ‘sums’Measuring, patterns, money, timeProblem solving and reasoning; how do we know how many to get, how long is it until..., can we make sure it will fit, have we got enough.....???? How do you know?Use number line and 100 square
11 Other areas Topic based curriculum – Our Island Home. Teaching and learning stems from a key question.A range of activities and whole class sessions to deliver other subjectsActivities available throughout the week; such as painting, playdough, construction, role play, sand, computersThere are still set sessions – PE, ICT, Library
12 Groups Reading groups writing groups maths groups, ICT and Library groupsEnrichment groups
13 PE Wednesday afternoon, Friday morning No jewellery or hard headbands Long hair tied up, hair must not hang forwardsEarrings removedShorts, t-shirt & trainersCoats, boots, jogging trousers for OAA; will be requested in advance
14 Please name everything! We have lots of black jumpers!Lots of PE kits!Lots of clothes which look the same as yours!
15 Home Learning SheetWill come home on Friday. The date for returning home learning will be on the sheet.Various sections to complete or it could be an ongoing projectSome will be regular maths and phonics and other sections will be based on our topicsDon’t forget to name them!
16 Odds and ends Healthy snacks for break time Water in bottles available all dayDinner money on MondaysOther money in envelope, named and labelled with purposeEncouraging independence; dressing & undressing, taking care of own possessionsDay begins at 10 to 9 for the register. If doors are closed, you will need to go to the office to sign in.
17 School/home liaison Parent-teacher consultation evenings Open days Reading record bookTo talk at other times, pop in after we have seen the children off at 3.30 (Wednesday usually Staff meetings)Send a note or phone to arrange a time to chatWe will see you as soon as we can!10 to 9 is not the best time! (Use a post it note)Play dates – send in a note
18 Rewards Catching children being good Reinforcing good behaviour and learning behavioursCertificates/Stickers/Worker of the DayTraffic Light SystemMissing some play time or Golden Time
19 Year 1 is fun! Come & See! Work with the children Supervise art or DT activitiesListen to readersHelp with cookingJoin us for trips or walksPlease, please help me!!Prepare resourcesHelp with displaysSet up a role play areaShare your special talents!