Home Learning for those who are not in school
Welcome to St Christopher!
We are a class of year 1 children.
Our teacher is Miss Aviss
Our class teaching assistant is Mrs Toms
At All Saints we teach a creative curriculum which is taught through termly themes. In KS1 , English and all foundation subjects, history, geography, art and DT are taught through our themes.
We begin our themes with a super starter activity to get the children hooked on the subject. The theme will end with a fantastic finisher. The children really enjoy learning about their subjects in this way.
- PE day is on Wednesdays.
- We need to wear plain dark shorts, plain white T shirt and plimsolls or trainers.
- When it is cold outside we cover up with a pair of plain dark tracksuit bottoms or leggings and our school jumper.
- Our hair is tied back if it is long.
- We take any jewellery off at home before we come to school.
- We cover newly pierced earrings up with tape that parents put on at home before school.
- We are given the opportunity to change our 'sharing books' (books to share with an adult at home) when we wish to, and encouraged to read at least 5 times a week.
- We have Maths or Literacy homework on a Friday that needs to be in on the following Friday.
- We have our new spellings to learn on a Thursday and will be tested on these on the following Thursday.
- We have a show off read from our phonics lessons to take home when our book is completed and the previous one returned.
- We stick to the 6 golden rules that every class in the school tries to follow.
- Do be gentle – do be kind and helpful – do work hard – do listen – do be honest – do look after property.
- We have a traffic lights system in class where ‘green to go’ is rewarded and red and orange behaviours result in clearly defined and understood red and orange consequences.
- The children are rewarded in class by winning raffle tickets. Then, at the end of the day if our raffle ticket is pulled out of the hat we get to choose an item out of the class prize box. Individuals’ names are read out of the whole school praise book on Fridays in assembly too.
- Each term we base our learning around a cross curricular theme (See the links below for more details).
- We have a superstarter day to begin our theme learning and a fantastic finisher day to end it (See the links below for photos showing how great these days are and how much we enjoy our learning).
- We have a daily maths lesson that is taught discretely to theme using our new school scheme taught across all three schools in the MAST called ‘Maths – No problem’.
- We are taught computing, French, PE and RE once a week too.
- We have an informal open door policy in key stage 1.
- If you wish to speak to our teacher just catch her on the playground at the end of the school day after she has safely seen all of the children in the class out to their appropriate adult.
- If after school is not convenient to you: phone up the school office and request that the teacher phones you back to arrange a more mutually convenient time.
- Failing all of the above – write a note to the teacher asking to speak to them and get your child to pass it on.
- If you have a few spare hours a week and would like to volunteer to help out in class or at lunchtimes just let your child’s teacher know and they will get Mrs Milton to contact you about it. We could always do with an extra pair of hands!!!
- If you would like to come into school for a one off session to see how and what your child is learning and experience life as part of the class again speak to the teacher or Mrs Milton – the more visitors we have in school the merrier.