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Puffins

In Puffins, we always learn new things.  My favourite activity is sketching.

Welcome to Puffins

We are a Year 1 class and our teacher is Miss Khanom. We also have Ms Reed, Miss Wilbert and Mrs Laud who help us with our learning. 

Changes moving from Reception to Year 1

We understand that the transition from the Reception style of learning, which includes a mix of teacher led and self-directed activities into Year One, can be quite challenging for some children.  There are some children who are ready for a more formal learning style, while others take a little while to fully adjust to the change.  As we are very experienced in managing this change, in the Autumn Term we try to give the Year One children some additional practical learning activities to help this process.  We also differentiate the amount of formal learning required and give extra support to those who need it.  Throughout Key Stage One, we try to plan learning opportunities that will seize the attention and build on the children’s interests.  You may find your child is more tired at the beginning of the year as they work to increase their stamina but pleased be reassured that the majority handle this change very well. Tapestry is no longer used in Phase 1/2 as we use other methods to record your child’s progress. 

Once your child reaches the age of 5 they will no longer receive free milk. If you would like your child to continue having milk, please contact the school office.

If you have any concerns about your child, please do not hesitate to see the class teacher.

Homework

Reading :  Your child will take home their school reading book each day. We ask that they spend time reading at home each day and record their reading within their Reading Record book. We ask that your child brings their reading book and Reading Record book to school each day.   

Click here for more information on reading.

Spelling :  A spelling list, appropriate for your child,  will be provided  on a Monday. The children will have an assessment of these words on a Friday. A home spelling book will be sent home for your child to practise their spellings (we will show the children how to use this book in school). Please can we ask that the home spelling book is brought into school each day. 

PE (PE kit)

PE days are changeable, therefore it’s best to make sure PE kit (including outdoor clothing and trainers)are in school every day. Kit is sent home for washing every Friday and should be returned to school on Monday morning.

Please make sure that long hair is tied up on PE days, and earrings, if worn, are removed. 

Trips and Visits

In Years 1/2, we organise a range of trips and visits, each year. The aim of our trips is to supplement our children’s learning for that half term. They give our children real-life contexts for their topics.  

Cycle A

Spring 1 -

Church Visit

Spring 2 -

Railworld

Summer 2 -

Woburn Safari Park

As part of our R.E topic ‘What makes a place special for Christians?’ the children will go on a tour of a local church. 

The children will visit the Railworld Wildlife Centre in order to find out more about locomotives and the history of trains.

As part of our ‘Creatures Great and Small’ topic, the children visit the Safari Park to find out about different animals.

Cycle B

Summer 1 –

Mosque Visit

Summer 2 –

Hunstanton Beach

In preparation for learning about ‘Muslim Special Places’, the children will visit and tour the inside of a mosque.

The children will visit Hunstanton beach as part of their learning about the seaside.

 

Class Assemblies and Performances

Year 1 / 2 Production:  At Christmas, we produce a nativity, full of songs, in which all children across the Phase take part. Please don’t miss it!  

 Class Assemblies :  In the Spring and Summer terms, we will present a class assembly to the parents/carers which takes place on a Friday at 3pm.  Look out for the dates!