Welcome to Class Oak 2018!
Welcome to Class Oak. We hope you have had a lovely summer the children have been eagerly sharing all their news. It is wonderful to see the children again and meet their new friends. The children have made a wonderful start this week all coming in so confident, happy and raring to go! Our Class webpage will be updated regularly with information and photos of the week so please do check it out. Our topic this half term is “Family Album!” This topic has a history focus and teaches children about the chronology of their own lives including their families. At the heart of this project children write simple narrative stories about their own families and develop additional skills in writing simple and sequenced sentences. Children apply their skills and understanding by creating a special book about their own lives using pictures, writing and ICT.
In this project the children will learn:
• About the chronology of their own lives and the lives of their families;
• How families are different;
• How to use first and second-hand sources to find out information about their own lives and families;
• How humans needs’ and bodies change over time;
• About the differences and similarities between life for a child now and in the past;
• How to present information using a variety of media.
In support of Welsh Government and local legislation we are continuing to actively promote Llancarfan as a healthy school. Could we ask for your continued support in providing your child/ren with a daily healthy snack for break time, snacks can include all fruits, vegetables and cereal bars BUT please can we ask that children DO NOT bring nuts to school.
Could you please ensure that all snacks are clearly labelled to avoid confusion.
Further information about other initiatives which we are looking forward to undertaking will follow shortly.
Just a few housekeeping pointers:-
All the children will be bringing home “Learning Logs” these are open ended research activities for the children to complete over the following week Monday to Monday. Activities will be Literacy and topic based to further consolidate learning that is taking place in class. Additional, differentiated Maths activities will be sent home when appropriate to support your child’s learning.
The children will be bringing home phonics books to help them learn letter sounds. They will be bringing their books home on Monday 10th September. We will over the coming week be sharing stories and characters from our main reading scheme. Our reading starts with reading and recognising sight vocabulary words and as our phonic knowledge builds we will learn to encode (build words up) and decode (break words down). We will have the opportunity to discuss reading in our “First Reading” parents meeting which will be held in Oak class on Tuesday 16th October. (Further information will follow)
Year 1 Spelling
The children have spelling groups and spelling books. They will be bringing their books home on a Monday and subsequently tested the following Monday. These support our phonic patterns which are learnt weekly. Please encourage the children write sentences using between 2-4 spelling words ensuring the children remember their capital letters and full stops. These sentences can be written underneath their spelling words in the spelling books.
We have PE on a Tuesday afternoon this term having a gymnastics focus, please could you ensure children bring their kit to school (they can leave it on their pegs).
Year 1 Reading
Could we ask that children bring their reading books to school daily. The children take part in guided reading activities, peer reading and individual reading. Regular reading practise is essential for every child’s progress and we very much appreciate your support in this. Please sign or comment as to their progress at home so that books can be changed regularly!