Hello and welcome to Base 8!
We are Year 1 children.
Our teacher is Mr Nicholls.
The Teaching Assistant that helps us is
Reading can be a calm, relaxing experience for your child and here at Randlay we embrace every opportunity we have to enjoy a book together.
The requirement in Key Stage 1 is that your child should read at home at least 4 times a week. This needs to be evidenced in their Reading Diary by a parent or carer. Reading diaries are expected to be in class daily, so we can change books when required.
If your child reads 4 times a week and this is recorded in their Reading Diary, they will receive a raffle ticket for the 'Big Book Draw' during Friday's assembly. Your child needs to read their school reading book at least once to be eligible and reading diaries will be checked weekly on a Thursday.
To develop their ability to read, children participate in phonics sessions daily. Children start at Phase 5 Letters and sounds in year one and continue this throughout the year. Below are some useful websites, games and resources to support your child with the content covered throughout the year.
Homework in Key Stage 1 consists of weekly spellings and times tables. Homework will be sent out on a Friday to be completed and returned to school by the following Thursday.
You can support your child at home by practising the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and number bonds to 10 and 20. Also, practise reading and spelling the Year 1 Common Exception Words.
P.E. - Monday and Thursday
We are very lucky at Randlay that our P.E is taught by Crossbar Coaching.
P.E. kits need to be in school every day. Please bring your kit in on Monday morning and keep it in school until Friday afternoon.
The school P.E. kit consists of a plain, white t-shirt, navy blue or black shorts/joggers and plimsolls/white trainers.
Please no football kits to be used in school or for after school clubs.
Fruit and water bottles
A piece of fresh fruit will be provided by the school every day. You may send an additional healthy snack if you wish.
Your child needs a water bottle with fresh water, in school, every day.
This term our topic is the Great Space Adventure!
We have been focusing on History this term, looking at how Neil Armstrong completed the Apollo 11 Mission in 1969. The children have completed a variety of activities based on space, including writing their own space story and acting out the moon landing!
In art we have continued to explore the use a shape to create a space landscape. We used a magical painting technique using oil pastels and watercolours.