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'In every child there is a space that only God can fill' St Thomas Aquinas

We are a Catholic Primary and Nursery School, part of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust

F2 & Year 1F

Welcome to the F2/Year 1F class page.

Mrs Francis is the class teacher.

Miss O'Rielly teaches the class on a Monday. The class teaching assistants are Mrs Carrington and Mrs Browne. Mrs Carrington and Mr Robinson will teach Computing, Art and P.E on a Friday afternoon.

 

Here you can find lots of information about EYFS and Y1, as well as keeping up to date with all of the exciting things that we get up to throughout the school year. Below you will find further information about our class routines and our learning. 

COMMUNICATION

 

During this academic year, we will be communicating a lot through the use of Class Dojo and sharing lots of the children's wonderful work here too. Please do ensure you have set up your Class Dojo account in order to access this.

 

If you need to contact us at any time throughout the year, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We can be reached through the messaging feature on your Class Dojo account, via email or in school, by appointment with the school office. Please inform the school office directly of any absences. 

 

Please follow our class page on Twitter, where you will see tweets and pictures about all the exciting things your children will be doing this year:

 

Year F2/Y1F (@HTAClass1F) / Twitter

 

 

OUR ROUTINES

Our school day begins at 8.40am and our school days end at 3.10pm. We currently enter and exit school via the Sconce Park gate.

 

Our PE days are Monday and Friday. Please ensure you child is wearing the correct PE kit on these days and that earrings are removed. Dark coloured jogging bottoms and a jumper may be worn in colder weather. We will be outside for PE where ever possible so please ensure your child is dressed appropriately, according to the weather. 

 

On some afternoons, we will also be visiting Ecoland. We will inform you of these dates through class Dojo. Please ensure your child has a suitable coat and hat on this day. You may also wish to provide your child with wellies (labelled in a bag) in the event of wet weather.

READING AND READING BOOKS

Reading is one of life's most important skills and is something which is highly valued here at Holy Trinity.

We share lots of exciting and engaging stories in class every day, to promote a love of reading.

 

YEAR 1

 

In Year 1, reading books will be given out according to your child's Read Write Inc group. Please ensure your child brings their reading folder in to school every day to allow their books to be changed on the correct day. Please read with your child regularly at home. Children will also take home a 'Reading for Pleasure' book on a Monday. This is a book for YOU to read to and enjoy with THEM at bedtime. This will need returning to school on a Friday please. 

 

FOUNDATION 2

 

The children will come home with a new 'Reading for Pleasure' book on a Monday which they will have chosen with the help of their Year 6 Reading Buddy. This is a book for YOU to read to and enjoy with THEM at bedtime. This will need returning to school on a Friday please. When children begin to blend their sounds, they will also come home with reading books according to their Read Write Inc group.

OUR LEARNING

 

YEAR 1

 

ENGLISH

In English, we will be following the daily Read Write Inc program which covers Spelling, Reading, Writing and Phonics.

MATHS

We take part in daily Maths sessions, which will develop their mental and written maths skills. Each unit will provide many varied opportunities provided to extend their knowledge. Children will be given the chance to explore ‘real-life’ problem solving and develop their mathematical reasoning skills throughout their work. The children will be taught a range of arithmetic strategies including number bonds and doubling and halving.

COME AND SEE

In Come & See, we will focus on three topics during the Advent term: Beginnings, Signs & Symbols and Preparations. During these topics the children will have opportunities to talk about and retell different Bible stories, as well as begin to describe different signs and symbols, which will help them with their understanding of the Catholic faith. Regular class liturgies based on Come and See topics and our whole school ‘Word of the Week’ will also take place. The children will be encouraged to plan and lead these liturgies.
During this term, we will also be completing our RSHE ‘Journey in Love’ topic and a Judaism topic as our other faith learning.

CURRICULUM FOCUS

In History this term, we will be exploring the changes in History from the past to the present. We will specifically be looking at how toys and games have changed throughout History.
In Geography, we will be answering the questions 'Where do I belong?'. We will be using our knowledge of the continents and oceans to help use answer this.
We will use our investigative skills to find out about different everyday materials in Science to help us find out which materials are best for making a slide. We will then use our knowledge of materials, combined with our History knowledge, to help us design and make a puppet in Design & Technology.
In Art this term we will be developing our drawing skills using a range of different media, specifically focusing on abstract drawing.
Our Music work this term will be focused on the skills of singing and performance.
In Computing we will be looking at E-Safety and finding out how we can stay safe online.

In PSHE we will be exploring different emotions and aspirations.

Our PE will focus on different fundamental skills.

 

FOUNDATION 2

 

This half term our topic is 'Marvellous Me!' which is a celebration of the uniqueness of each of us.  Each week our 'Everywhere Bear' will bring us an exciting new book in his Dreamtime Suitcase. Our week’s learning will be centered around each book along with activities lead by the children's interests. 

 

Our ‘Come and See’ topics for this half term are 'Myself' - which celebrates the children's own families as well as celebrating belonging to the church family, and 'Welcome' - which explores how it feels to welcome and be welcomed with a focus on Baptism. 

 

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