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Sapphire Class

STAFF IN CLASS

Class Teacher - Mrs Ferguson

Teaching Assistant – Mrs Barton

START/FINISH TIMES

8.45 am –  3.10 pm

WHAT YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO BRING TO SCHOOL

Please can your child bring a named water bottle, reading dairy and book bag to school each day.

All pencils, pens and other stationery is provided by the school.

READING ORGANISATION

We would encourage your child to change their reading books 2/3 times a week. The children will be given time to choose a book from the library within their reading band.  We will endeavour to hear your child read individually each week.  The teacher will hear your child read a book from their reading level which may not be the books they read at home. The teacher will sign to show your child has been heard read. Please could you write down the title of the books read at home and write a short comment to tell us how they are doing. When children move up a level in reading they will receive a special sticker from Mr Goodier.

PE DAYS & ORGANISATION

Sapphire Class have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Please send children into school wearing their PE kit on these days.  They do not need to change into uniform on PE days.  Please note, earrings cannot be worn for PE.

PHONICS & SPELLINGS

On Mondays to Thursdays, your child will have a phonic lesson where they will revise and apply learnt sounds. They will also learn new sounds that will support their reading and writing skills. We will continue to through the word sets with the children in Year 1, giving new sets when needed.

MATHS

In year 1 the children will have daily maths lessons, where they will work on improving their mental maths and fluency and apply what they have already learnt.

RULES & REWARDS

Children have agreed rules for their class.  Children who follow these rules or make a special effort at school, will be rewarded with Dojos. A Dojo champion will be chosen each week and we will also have a Star of the Day. The Dojo champion and Star of the Day will be able to sit on special chairs. Children can also receive stickers and certificates and, on Fridays, a new Lunchtime Superstar is chosen for each class.

TOPICS

Each half -term the children will be taught about a different topic.  Our topic this half term is "Through the Key Hole" where we are looking at houses and homes. 

CONTACTING THE TEACHER

If you would like to talk to the teacher could you please see them after school or catch them at the beginning of the day for matters relating to the day ahead.