Year 1 (Class 3)
Welcome to Class 3!
I would like to wish everyone a warm welcome to our class page.
Class 3 is made up of 29 fantastic children. There are 18 girls and 11 boys.
Our Class Representatives
School Councillors: Banaz A and Teddy K
Worship Warrior: Ava C
Eco Warrior: Carter A
Reading Ambassador: Meadow H
Well Being Champion: Lucas M
Digital Leader: Henry B
I look forward to all the fun activities, adventures and learning we will be exploring together in the coming months.
If you need to speak to me or have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
You can also follow us on Twitter for all the latest information/news. Please follow @smaaayear01
At St Michael and All Angels School we are a Christian Community where everybody is valued and recognised for their unique contribution. We provide a child-centred education in a positive learning environment in which all children may reach their full potential. The Gospel values of love and respect are at the heart of our partnership with parents and carers, Governors, the parish and wider community.
In Class 3, we gather together to say our daily prayers.
We plan and take part in daily Collective Worship.
We explore RE through Come and See by listening to scripture, singing songs and talking about stories from the Bible.
We love and care for one another.
Valued and Recognised for our Unique Contributions
We recognise that we are valued by celebrating our achievements together in class and as a school community through the Gold Award.
We cherish each other’s unique talents and strengths.
Child – Centred Education
Through our topics, we discuss what we think, know and wonder about. We talk about and plan our learning journey.
We take part in WOW events to bring our curriculum to life.
Positive Learning Environment
We have a wonderful classroom where we can learn, share and have fun!
We love to display work that we are proud of.
Gospel Values of Love and Respect
We follow our class and school rules by recognising good and bad choices.
We live in the light of Jesus by loving and caring for everything God created.
Partnership with Parents, Carers, Governors, the Parish and Wider Community.
We enjoy sharing our celebrations with Parents and Carers.
We celebrate at church with our Parish Family.
Helping others in the Wider Community and supporting local charities.
In Class 3 we say our prayers in the morning, before lunch and before we go home. We also say the prayers, ‘Hail Mary’ and ‘Our Father’.
Should you need to access home learning for a period of time, please use the link below which will guide you through the relevant information to help your child learn.
Snack and Water
Your child can bring in water daily in a reusable bottle with a sports cap top. We are a healthy school so we do encourage water only.
In key stage one, children are provided with a daily snack of fresh fruit.
In key stage one, children are eligible for free school meals. We are currently providing sandwiches for the children with fish and chips each Friday.
Our PE day is Tuesday. On PE days the children can come to school dressed in their PE kits ready for their lesson.
Kits to be worn to school:
- Yellow T shirt
- Royal Blue shorts
- Black pumps
Children can wear black joggers worn over their PE kit on cold days.
Self – help skills are very important in Year 1.
Please help your child to:-
- dress themselves
- fasten buttons and zips
- use a knife and fork to eat their food
- practise cutting skills
- put their shoes on
- tie shoe laces
- turn an inside out item of clothing the right way
- open a packet and peel a banana/tangerine etc.
- put things in their school bag themselves
All of these activities build fine motor skills and organisation skills which are very important for your child’s development. It takes time and patience but the hard work is well worth it to build their independence.
***Competition – W/C 21st September***
Hi everyone, Can we ask you to spare a few minutes? We are doing a school competition this week to see which class can get the most responses to our Mission Statement input. The class with the most responses will receive a special movie afternoon next week 🎥🎬 All you have to do is click the link, answer a few questions and then click submit. At SMAAA we value your input 😇
What are we learning about this half term?
Yr 1 Curriculum Map
Our Autumn topics are:
Families, Belonging, Waiting
You will find below an example of our school’s handwriting style. Please encourage your child to practice their handwriting, and to start and end the formation of each letter in the correct place.
Throughout this year we will be learning to read and write the following words. We will be beginning with Year 1 Common exception words and then as the year progresses some children will be able to move on to the Year 2 words.
Phonics is a very important part of Year 1. As we go through the year your child will be learning Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3 sounds to help them with their reading. Below you will find all of the sounds your child needs to learn, as well as how to pronounce them.
As well as learning these sounds, our main aim is for your child to enjoy listening to and talking about stories.
When reading with/to your child you could:
- get them to tell you what is happening in the story,
- ask them questions about the story,
- talk about the characters,
- talk about what happens next,
- ask them to retell the story,
- discuss with them what part of the book they liked best.
Your help with this is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to working with you to help your child’s reading develop.
Homework and Home reading
Homework will be given out every Friday.
Home readers will be changed and also given out every Friday. Your child will need to bring their book back to school before the end of each week so that it can be changed.
It would be helpful for you to write a comment. Also, we expect your child to draw a picture about the story and write a sentence if possible.
Throughout the year the following web pages are always available for some extra practice.
We really appreciate your support and look forward to working with you and your child as the year progresses.