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Base 9

Welcome to Base 9!


This Year 1 Class is taught by Miss Ballance and supported by Miss Griffiths. 


In this class we aim to always try our best and be kind to each other. We love exploring, playing, communicating and collaborating and have lots of exciting activities planned this year, so watch this space!


Our Year 1 Autumn term topic is... 


Into the Woods! 



During this topic, we will be focusing on the question 'Why does our world need woodland?' 

We will be sharing a variety of different fiction and non-fiction books and linking these to our English work. We will be studying the geography of our school and the local area using our fieldwork and observation skills. This will also link in with our Science as we will be focusing on identifying a variety of tree structures and observing seasonal change. 




In Base 9 we love learning to read and exploring books, stories, rhymes and songs. To help us learn, we have  daily phonics sessions where we learn how to say and write our letter sounds. We also have three group reading sessions a week where we explore a decodable reading book. Our first session focuses on decoding the book, using our segmenting and blending skills. The second session explores reading with expression, and the third ensures we understand what our story is about and what all the words mean. 


Once we have read this book three times we can take it home for a week, where we can read it again. The school expectation is that this book is read at home at least 4 times and recorded in our reading record. This will really help us to develop not just our fluency, but also our love for reading. Not to mention, we can also earn a raffle ticket that might win us a book!


We also pick out a 'Reading for Pleasure' book each week and take it home in our book bags. We would love to share this book with you at home - maybe even as a special bed time story!


Both the decodable book and 'Reading for Pleasure' book are changed on Fridays.


Reading for pleasure! 


We place a great emphasis on reading for pleasure and are always finding opportunities within the school day to share a range of stories and texts to help nurture a love of reading.


We love to hear about the children's favourite stories and have recently introduced a reading for pleasure book, where the children are able to choose a book they enjoy to share at home for a week.


In English, this term we will be sharing a range of stories related to our topic of Into the Woods, as well as exploring different authors.


PE - Monday and Tuesday


P.E. kits need to be worn every Monday and Tuesday.

The school P.E. kit consists of a red Randlay logo T-shirt/plain red top, black PE shorts/plain black jogging bottoms and a black logo PE hoodie/plain black sweatshirt.










Doors open at 8.35am and school starts at 8.45am be on time.