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Welcome to Birch Class - Miss Selby

Firstly, I would like to welcome you to the Year 1 class webpage. Please check this page regularly to keep up with what's been happening in Birch Class. If you need to speak to me regarding your child, please come and find me on the playground at home-time or contact the school office to arrange a meeting. Thank you - Miss Selby

Our Learning

Throughout the year will be covering six topics. Click on the link below to see an overview of what we will cover each term:

Year 1 Curriculum Map

Term 4 brings us to the topic of Moon Zoom! In this topic we will be learning about the Apollo 11 moon landing as well as looking at story books based on space. We will also be learning how a rocket launches and having a go at making our own water bottle rockets.

In term 3 our topic was Superheroes! We learnt about superhero stories, superhero poems and will also thought about what makes us super!

 In term 2 we learnt about dinosaurs. We have learnt about palaeontologists, the T-Rex and looked at dinosaur poems and stories. We also be learnt about Mary Anning, a famous British palaeontologist.

Below are the expectations for Term 2. These are ways that you can help your child at home:

Term 2 expectations

In term 1 we are learnt about the Woodland. We learnt about woodland animals, the story of Hansel and Gretel and we will designed our own fairy homes.

Thank you to all parents who made it to our welcome meeting in Term 1. If you couldn't make it please see the slides below for the information:

Parents' meeting slides

Children were also given handouts to help you support your child at home. Please click on the links below for further information.

Expectations of Term 1

Non-negotiables for writing, reading and Maths

Example of Phonics Screening Test

To find out what your child is learning in Mathematics, please click on the link below:

Year 1 Mathematics Curriculum

Phonics Screening Workshop

Thank you to those parents that came to the Phonics Screening Meeting today (22nd March). Below is the powerpoint presentation for your information. If you have any questions or concerns please come and speak to me - Miss Selby

Phonics Screening Meeting Powerpoint