Class 1

Welcome to Class 1! In Class 1 we have children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. 
This term in English we will be reading lots of non-fiction books to help us write our own non-chronological report all about castles! We will also be working with the story The Naughty Bus to develop our descriptive writing. Year 2 children will be joining Class 2 for their English lessons. Reception children will join in with part of our English lessons, listening to stories and beginning to write captions and simple sentences too.
We will be using RWI to teach Set 1, 2 or 3 sounds depending on the children's assessed levels and we will use our phonics to help decode and read RWI books. We want to really foster a love of stories and books in Class 1 so have a daily story time in addition to our English lessons. Please read with your child every day and record the reading in the home/school diary. Your support in this will make a huge difference to how your child values books and reading and will impact their learning, not only in reading but in every area of the curriculum.
Our Maths this term in Year 1 will begin by looking at multiplication and division, focusing on counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10. We will make equal groups, use arrays and share into equal groups. We will then look at fractions, finding a half and a quarter.
Year 2 will be working in Class 2 and will continue working with fractions including halves, quarters and thirds. We will then look at measurement – height and length, and position and direction.
Reception children will continue to develop their subitising skills, and explore the composition of numbers beyond 10. They will be learning number bonds to 10 and then building, matching and printing with 3D shapes and exploring patterns. We will then begin to build and identify numbers to 20.
We continue to develop our maths talk in Class 1 and love to explain what we know and why! 
In Class 1 KS1 children are explicitly taught all curriculum areas (please see our Summer term overview for more details) but will also have the opportunity to revisit or extend their learning through activities provided in continuous provision. Reception children will also have both teacher directed tasks and ample opportunities to learn through play and exploring, active learning, creating and thinking critically.