Year 1 St Faustina Class Page

Welcome to St Faustina’s Class Page.  Miss Ralph is the Class Teacher and Mrs Dwyer is the Teaching Assistant.

Our Curriculum for this half-term is:

MTP Autumn 1 Y1 Bright Lights, Big City


PE is on a Wednesday and children require full PE kit (t-shirt, shorts and pumps/trainers).  Children are not permitted to wear school uniform or school shoes for PE.  Earrings must be removed or covered before coming to school.

Spelling tests will take place on a Thursday and will be done within the children’s phonics groups.  Please ensure spelling books are in school on a Thursday.  Spelling books with new spellings will be sent home on a Friday.

Children will be reading in a guided reading group once a week with the class teacher.  The day of the reading group may vary due to teaching capacity so children’s books will not be changed on a set day, although it will be weekly.  Therefore it is important that their book bag, book and home reading record are bought into school every day.

Weeks 1-4

The children have all settled in really well to Year 1 and are producing some fantastic work.  We have been very busy in English learning the story of The Three Little Pigs.  The children have written a retell of their story and as they know it so well they have also been able to innovate (change) their story and invent (create) a new story of their own.  In maths we have focused on the crucial topic of place value and developing the children’s understanding of number.

In History we have been learning about the important historical event of the Great Fire of London.  We have been colour mixing in art which will allow the children to create their own Great Fire of London picture.  Ask your child to tell you all about it.

Our RE lessons have focused on the story of Creation and the children have created their own psalm, drew some beautiful art work for our RE display and ordered the events of the creation story.

Weeks 5-7

What a busy couple of weeks we have had! The children have been amazing and they have all been working really hard. A big thank you to all parents/carers for ensuring book bags have been in school every day, it is essential when doing guided reading that the children have their book bags in school so that we can review the book and issue a new one.

Books have also been allocated to every child on bug club. Please put a message in the home school diary if you need your child’s bug club log in.

During our English lessons, we have been learning a new story called The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig. The children have been able to retell the story, innovate the story and invent their own stories which we have compiled to create a ‘St Faustina Traditional Story Collection’. Our Maths lessons have required the children to complete activities looking at number bonds to 10 and 20 they have been creating bar models, number sentences and missing number questions using their knowledge of number bonds.

We have carried out an experiment in science whereby the children had to test a range of materials to see which would be the most suitable to use to make a roof for a house for The Three Little Pigs. The experiment provoked lots of discussion among the children using scientific vocabulary.

The children have heard the story of The Wedding Feast at Cana in RE.  The children have been able to retell the story using role play.

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