This is our Crow Tor home page, the teachers in this Year 1 class are Mrs Karen Sachon and Mrs Ashley Dorrington.
Below you will find our Curriculum Overview for the year, and you can also read a brief overview of some of our learning adventures from the school year so far. Each week, on a Friday morning, parents are welcome to come in and have a look at books and talk to us about their children's learning. We hope to see you soon!
The class are working on learning behaviours such as looking carefully, listening, cooperating, thinking, following instructions, working independently and thinking outside the box as well as within the box too. They are progressing well and we endeavour keep parents updated with how they are managing in year one. Thank you to all those who attended parents evening. If you didn’t make it in, please speak to us and we will book in an appointment. Mrs Sachon is available after school on a Monday.
So far we have loved learning about Elmer the Elephant, writing stories about the weather and writing poetry about Autumn. After half term we have a trip to RHS Rosemoor to learn about Weather and the Seasons, our topics in Science and Geography. We also went to the college for multi skills and to town to find about apples at the local vegetable shop. Thank you to all our helpers.
The second half half of term we are mastering number bonds using addition and subtraction to ten and learning about shape in maths. In English we are writing non fiction information pages about plants including trees. Our science is about plants, our history is about the local historical entrepreneur Sydney Simmons and art is focused on observational drawing and painting.
We have already explored lots of work on number and the different ways in which we can represent our learning in our Maths, here you can see us experimenting with the Part, Part, Whole method. if children learn their number bonds early they are empowered to become stronger mathematicians as they grow older.
We we have a daily phonics lesson and some parents have been approached about extra practise. This is a daily homework
reading challenge. The children can earn stickers and praise for the extra practise. All the children should read at least four times a week at home for progress to be consistent. We now have a rocket reader challenge in school. If the children read five times each week over time , they can become a rocket reader. So far Crow Tor has eight. Their photos are up in class and in the assembly hall. Keep up the practise and everyone will improve. Thanks to parents who are trying their best to support.
We would love parents to come and help listen to readers, or to accompany us on class trips, so if you would like to Mummies, Daddies, Grannies and Grandpas, then please go to the office for more information of what you need to do first. We recommend, based on researcch that children read and talk to you about their books at least four times a week. make it fun and light. Children should sound out the phonemes first, then blend the word. When they have read a sentence like this it he,os if they re read the sentence more fluently. Please sign the red diary when you have heard them so we can understand your child’s progress better and also to help with the class competition of course. Thank you!