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1 Templefield Lower School Welcome to Year 1 Induction Evening 2014

2 Staff in Year 1 Giraffe class - Mrs Kemp Penguin class- Mrs Thompson and Mrs Freeman Support assistants in both classes

3 Transition from Foundation Stage Morning sessions will be slightly more formal than Foundation, with an emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy. The learning in the afternoons in Year 1 will be very similar to the foundation stage. Throughout the week your child will work with the teacher in a small group on a focused learning activity. At other times of the day your child will be learning through activities that are independent and can be accessed at their own level, providing the correct level of challenge. These activities will be split into 7 areas:

4 Independent Activities Literacy Maths 2d/Art 3d/DT ICT Topic Small world/Role play

5 School Day School starts 9:00am (gate open from 8:40). Literacy, numeracy and daily phonics. Morning break 10:10 – 10:30am. Lunch time 12:00 – 1:10pm. Topic work/ Table activities. Afternoon break. School finishes 3:30.

6 International Primary Curriculum (IPC) At Templefield we broadly follow the IPC which is an exciting and stimulating, thematic based curriculum ideally suited to children of primary school age. At the same time we will ensure that we meet the requirements of the new national curriculum which begins in September. The topics we cover in Year 1 will include: Ourselves The Circus Clothes Toys Living Things Holidays

7 Visits and Enrichment Circus skills day. Multi skills/Sports day. Sports coaches. Class assemblies. Christmas Year 1 performance. Our school is also a ‘Values Based’ school covering a different value each half term.

8 Reward Systems We have a whole school assembly where we celebrate children’s achievements throughout the week. Each half term we hold a celebration assembly where two children from each class are recognised for their significant contributions to school life. Golden tickets are awarded to children who uphold the values of our school. Golden time is time when children are rewarded for their positive contributions throughout the school week and takes place on a Friday. Class sticker cards and rewards.

9 Personalised Learning at Templefield Each individual child’s needs are addressed through careful differentiation across the whole curriculum. We liaise closely with all our parents at all times and embrace an ‘open door’ policy where parents are free to speak to their child’s class teacher at the beginning and end of every day.

10 Topic work Making jam tarts finding out about the world around us

11 Maths 100 square jigsaw how many ways can you make 10 using two colours of cubes

12 3D/DT- making clay dragons for our literacy topic of fantasy stories.

13 Literacy- acting out the story of Polar Bear, Polar Bear…

14 Circus skills day Bringing our learning to life

15 Topic - Science: Plants and animals, materials Planting runner bean seeds. Exploring materials – making a tent for teddy.

16 Learning to read Daily Phonics sessions. Individual reading of books and key words within class time and then followed up at home. Group reading. Local library.

17 Practical Information Book bag with reading book every day. Home Support Booklet. Named water bottle with water in! Named PE kit in named bag to be in school every day. Outdoor – Jogging bottoms, sweater/tracksuit top, outdoor trainers. Indoor – Black shorts, white t-shirt, plimsolls. Fruit/veg snack is available each day. If your child is not keen on a variety of fruit please provide them with a piece of fruit or veg which can be kept in their tray.

18 Practical information contd. Milk is not provided in year 1. Pushchairs- Due to the narrow classroom entrances please leave any pushchairs or buggies in the covered area outside the year 1 classrooms. Mornings- please bring your child into their classroom (between 8.40 and 9.00). Afternoons: (3.30pm end of school day). Mrs Kemp’s class to be collected from the Y1 door under the covered area. Mrs Thompson/Mrs Freeman’s class to be collected from Y1 playground entrance.

19 Before and after school club Templefield operate a before and after school club. For more information please contact Mrs Lee in the office.

20 Enjoy the holiday! We look forward to seeing you and your child in September.

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