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25th May 19
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September 2018


Meet the Teacher Information for:                Ash Class

Teacher:                                                          Miss Neary

Assistant(s):                                                     Mrs Bailey and Mrs Davenport


The information in this document is for Academic Year 2018-19.


Class Specific Update:

Homework will consist of home reading books, maths or English homework and optional topic activities and will come home every Friday, to be returned each Wednesday.


Children will be heard read in class during Guided Reading sessions and individually.  Please help your child by regularly listening to them read at home and please sign their reading log each time you read. Books will not be changed without a signed diary. We recommend at least 10 minutes each day. Being a good reader means more than being able to read the words on the page, it also means being able to understand what is going on. Therefore, asking your child questions as you read together will be really helpful. See the enclosed booklet for more information.


PE lessons take place each week – our class slot is Monday. Please make sure that your child has their kit in school ready to take part. School PE kit is white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps for indoor and trainers for outdoor lessons. Please remember that children cannot take part in lessons if they have ear rings in.  If your child does get their ear(s) pierced, they will need to be able to take their studs out before lessons by themselves. Staff are not allowed to help.


Lessons cover the entire National Curriculum at SASJ, this term your child will be learning about:


Our theme for this half term is ‘The community and special people’. We shall be thinking about our Church and the special people there and in our own lives.


This half term we shall start reading stories by the same author. The author we have chosen is Oliver Jeffers who writes stories about a little boy and his adventures. We shall be using the words ‘and’ and ‘but to extend our sentences and plan our own stories about Oliver Jeffer’s character. We shall then move onto writing non—chronological reports. We shall read lots of information texts about animals, look at their features and learn lots of facts that we can then use in our own piece of writing. By the end of this unit, we will be able to write our own non-chronological report organised in sections of information.


In maths this  half term we shall begin by looking at place value and the value of numbers in 2 digit numbers. We shall talk about the difference between teen and ‘ty’ numbers up to 100. We shall also look at weights and measures and begin to read measurements on scales. We shall then move onto 2d and 3d shapes before developing our understanding of money. Finally we shall have  week of looking at multiplication and then division. In year 1 we focus on the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.


In Science we shall be looking at animals. We shall be grouping animals based on different aspects. Their animal group, whether they are carnivores or herbivores and also look at how animals can move. We shall use new vocabulary to describe them.


In ICT  we shall be using purple mash to develop our direction skills. We shall use the arrow keys to go forwards, backwards etc on interactive activities.


This half term we shall be thinking Penguins, Possums and Pigs.



This half  term we shall be showing our teachers the skills we have in travelling, throwing, jumping and landing.

Each week, our class will be going to the library to choose a personal book to read in school and at home. Our weekly slot is Wednesday.

Phonics Support


If you are not sure which phase your child is on - please ask one of the adults in Ash Class!