Welcome to Rabbit Class
Welcome to Rabbit Class. We are Year 1 children (5-6 years). There are 16 children in our class and our teacher is Miss Hodgson who is helped by our teaching assistant Miss Slater. We are taught in a ‘pod’ with Hedgehog Class (Year 2) so we also work with Mrs Horrocks and Mrs Rushforth.
We have just moved into Key Stage 1 and are looking forward to the challenges ahead. We have the Year 1 Phonics Screening at the end of this year.
To find out what we will be doing this year, take a look at the Our Curriculum section of our website. To help us with our spelling and reading, take a look at the phonics and reading section of our website.
Autumn Term 2
Welcome back to school. We hope that everyone had a lovely, restful holiday!
This term, we have started looking at alternative graphemes for the sounds we already know, for example we have started looking at /ai/ this week and so far we have learnt that this sound can be represented by /ay/, /a_e/, /a/, /ey/, /eigh/, /ea/ and also /ei/.
In Story Mapping we have started looking at the lovely book – The Witch’s Cat and the Cooking Catastrophe. We are looking forward to further work on this story. We will also be looking at The Bear and The Piano and a poem called The Wind.
In Maths we started looking at addition and subtraction before the holidays and we will continue looking at this. We have been learning about number bonds and fact families too. In Maths Basic Skills we will be looking at adding 10.
In the afternoons, we will begin looking at History and discovering how our local area has changed. In Science we have made a start on Materials and we will be looking at their properties over the coming weeks.
We have a very busy term planned!
Autumn Term 1
We settled into our new class and routines really quickly.
This term we are recapping our Phase 3 phonic sounds, while practising reading Phase 4 words – words such as plug, tent and damp. We are also going to be practising our polysyllabic words such as raindrop and market.
In Story Mapping we are going to be looking at the stories – Ruby’s Worry, Last and Lights On Cotton Rock. We will also be looking at the video clip – The Girl With The Yellow Bag.
In Maths we are going to be looking at place value and focusing on numbers to 10. In Maths Basic Skills, we will be looking at adding and subtracting 0, 1 and 2.
In the afternoons, we will be joining with our Year 2 classmates and studying Geography and looking at our local area. We will be doing PE on a Tuesday afternoon. In art, we are studying the artist Jackson Pollock. In Science, we will be looking at animals and living things. On Fridays we will study PSHE, Music, Computing, RE and we will have another session with the PE coach.
At the end of Autumn Term 1, we had a Phonics Stay and Play and invited our parents in. It was lovely to see so many parents attending and I think they were all very impressed with our phonic skills!