Hello and welcome to the class 1 page.
I am Miss Wilcox, the class teacher. As I embark on my second year of teaching at this wonderful school, I am filled with a sense of excitement. Returning to teach Year 1 once again fills my heart with joy, and I cannot wait to immerse myself in a year filled with engaging and exciting topics with some wonderful and enthusiastic children. Beyond the classroom, I find joy in spending quality time with my niece and nephews, cherishing every moment of their growing years. Additionally, I have a deep appreciation for the outdoors, I will often find myself engaging in long walks and making the most of precious moments with my family and friends. I cannot wait to share my passion for outdoors to include some fabulous outdoor learning this year. This year, we are so lucky to be joined by Mrs Stevenson who will help us in the classroom on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Mrs Stevenson has worked at St Johns for many years and I look forward to working with her this year. Mr Mazzotti will be working in class one too which will be a lovely midweek treat as he will be in on Wednesday (from 10:20).
On this page of the school website you will be able to see what we are learning this term, the books we are reading and any homework you can do.
From time to time we will post photos of your children learning and having fun!
If you have any questions and can't find the answers on here, please do let me know at the beginning or end of day and I will be happy to help.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday class teacher: Miss Wilcox
Wednesday (from 10:20) class teacher: Mr Mazzotti
Mon/Tues/Wed (AM) teaching assistant for year 1/2: Mrs Stevenson
'Book band books' will be changed every Monday.
However, please bring in books everyday along with the reading diary. Remember to write in your child's diary to log any reading done at home. Try and aim for 4x reads a week :D
Read, Write Inc Phonics Books are changed every Monday.
Monday and Wednesday. Please can children come in PE kits ready for PE on these days.
A standard week in class one:
Autumn Term Learning:
As part of our People Skills curriculum, we teach children in each year group a comprehensive and inclusive Relationship, Sex and Health Education Programme, which complements our Christian values. The focus of this learning will take place during Family Week (TBC), where children in Year 1 will be taught the following, in line with DfE statutory guidance:
In the Childhood project, your child will learn words and phrases related to the passage of time. They will explore artefacts to help them to understand childhood in the past and how childhood has changed over time. They will explore the six stages of life and explore timelines and family trees. Everyday life in the 1950s will be explored, including shopping, transport, family life and childhood. They will also learn about the significance of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953 by studying photographs and online sources. The children will use maps to explore how places have changed over time and highlight any similarities or differences between childhood today and childhood in the 1950s. At the end of the project, they will create knowledge organisers for children who are about to study the topic of childhood.
^ This is the History knowledge organiser - find Science, Art, D&T and Geography below.