Hares & Herons

Welcome to Hares and Heron's Classes
Year 1

Class Teacher

Hares - Miss Faull
Herons - Mrs Mach

Teaching Assistants

Hares - Mrs Sturgess
Herons - Ms Brennan, Mrs Martin, Mrs Keast and Miss Orrell

Mrs Sinclair

Tuesday PM (PE)

Key Information

Tuesday and Friday
Your child will need to come to school dressed in their PE kit on a Tuesday and Friday. Please make sure that your child has tracksuit bottoms and a jumper for colder weather.
Please ensure that your child brings their Reading Pack containing their reading book and reading record in everyday. We will give your child 3 books to take home each Friday and these books will be changed the following Friday. Please write a note in your child's diary when you have read with them so that we can see which books have been read and any comments about how your child got on reading that book. It is beneficial to ensure that your child reads and re reads the books they take home to help them build fluency and support them with words that they found tricky reading the first time round. 
Key Words
Your child will have Key Word Bookmarks related to our phonics scheme - Little Wandle. These will be pinned to the back of your child's reading record. Your child will learn and practice their Key Words throughout our weekly teaching. Once your child is able to confidently read the Key Words,  we will then move them on to the next bookmark. It would be great if you could practice these with your child when reading with them. 
Homework will be sent out on a Friday on Google Classroom. The homework sheet contains a summary of the Maths learning we have been doing that week and also a list of words containing the phonics sounds we have been learning. You could practice these at home with your child and send in any extra work to showcase in class if you wish.
Each Friday morning we will be doing a spelling quiz. This will be based on the 5 spellings at the bottom of the homework sheet. Please try and practice these spellings at home. You could play games with the words or write them in different ways.

Our Learning

Term 1

Our current spring topic is ‘A Toy Story’. We will be beginning our English and History learning based on Old Bear and looking at the differences between old toys and new toys.

We will look at labelling in English and then swiftly move on to instructional writing and descriptive writing when we move our learning onto Paddington Bear.

This topic will lead into many other learning opportunities across the curriculum. We will be focusing on materials in science and discovering the materials different toys are made from and why.  

As the term progresses, our topic then moves on to ‘Transport’ - further details will be given on our class webpage after the February break.