Welcome to Stephenson Class
our aim is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One. The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. Learning through play will continue to be an important part of the school day, and the children will gradually be eased into more formal learning towards year 2. Though there is still time for enhanced provision, throughout Key Stage One, for children to explore on so that they remain motivated, enthused and independent learners.
Important information for parents about our class:
Homework diary and spelling book
we are not sending home diaries or spelling books home at the moment.
We would like our children to read every day for 5-10 minutes. When a book is completed at home, we will change books. We aim to change reading books at least once a week.
Each week, a list of 10 spellings will be added to the homework page of our website. They will be based on phonics they are learning, or year group common exception words. It is a good idea to practise just a couple of words each day. They will need to practise spelling them, for a test each week, usually on a Monday.
Our P.E. lessons will usually take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Try to make sure that your child has a full PE kit in school at all times. This needs to include: trainers/pumps, shorts or tracksuit pants, t-shirt and hoodie. Our PE lessons will take place outdoors where possible at the moment.
Water bottles and fruit
To keep children hydrated please send your child with a water bottle to school each day (especially during warm weather). Bottles with a sports cap are better than a screw top as they cause less spillages. Water bottles can be taken home to be refilled each night.
Children can also bring 1 piece of fresh fruit or a small disposable container of fruit from home each day, to eat during morning playtime as a healthy snack. Fruit and milk are available to all Key Stage One children every day.