to Class One
We hope you find everything you need here! Feel free to contact Miss Barton with any queries, either by email or Class Dojo.
Miss Barton - Class teacher
Mrs Meacham - Teaching assistant
Mrs Angold - HLTA
PE- every Wednesday (Bolton Council PE coach) and Thursday afternoons (with class teacher).
Reading books- these are changed weekly in line with the Essential Letters and Sounds phonics scheme. Children will receive both ebooks and hard copies. After reading please place a note in your child's reading log, this can be a general note to say if they enjoyed their book or if they have struggled with any words. Remember that revisiting words and texts ensures letters and words become fluent. If children haven't read their books they will still change on their changing day, in line with the phonics sounds they are covering that week. The changing days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and are noted on the front of your child's reading record.
Spellings - these are sent out every Friday and to be tested the following Friday. Spellings will also be in line with the phonics sounds your child is learning. As the class progresses we will move on to year 1 spellings. They are stuck in the front of your child's book to practise, then the test will be done at the back of the book.
Homework - this is sent out on Friday along with the spellings, to be in for Monday (Wednesday at the latest). Homework will generally surround what your child has been learning about that week, partially as an assessment of what they have learnt as well as an extension to their learning.
Show and tell - your child is welcome to bring something in to show the class. We do show and tell on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Any trophy, medal or certificate can be shown during special mention assembly, if brought in before Friday.
Class Dojo - links have been sent out to access your child's dojo account. Here you can reward your child for positive behaviours at home, view the class story where images and messages will be posted about the class and the work they have been doing and you can also message the class teacher with any queries.
- Please label your children's clothing, shoes and accessories (where possible).
- Please make sure that any water bottles sent in contain water and not juice. There are cups available in class however, only enough for a few children who forget their water bottles. Please ensure to send your child in with a water bottle.
- For children on packed lunches, or those bringing snack, a reminder that we are a healthy school and your child should not be bringing numerous chocolate or unhealthy foods items into school. Your child's snack should be a piece of fruit or healthy alternative.
We are continuing to implement Essential Letters and Sounds throughout the school as our phonics scheme.
Year One are currently on reception phonics as a result of implementing this scheme, as well as their phonics screening assessment.
Year One phonics screening check documents
We deliver Essential Letters and Sounds as our phonics scheme, therefore our home reading scheme links to this. ELS is a Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) programme which has been validated by the Department of Education,
Reading - The reading scheme/books that we use are produced by Oxford University Press and are linked to the programme mentioned above.
Children are assigned physical books and eBooks from Oxford Owl weekly.
Children have their own individual logins to enable them to access books that have been specifically assigned to them in correspondence with their phonics learning in school. The decodable books provide opportunities to practise the letters and sounds taught that week and/or revise previously taught sounds.
Below are some examples of the range of books available:
Little Blending Books Words Sparks Project X Phonics Hero Academy Hero Academy Non-fiction Alien Adventures Traditional Tales Story Sparks and inFact
However we also have and use matched texts from Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Rocket, Big Cat and Planet X for our intervention and guided reading schemes.