Your teachers are.....
|St. James the Lesser||St. Simon|
|Class Teacher: Miss Holmes||Class Teacher: Mrs Stanczyk|
|Teaching Assistants: Mrs Thompson,||Teaching Assistants: Mrs Motlagh, Mrs Ahmmad|
|Mrs Abdul, Miss Tahmin|
Important dates for Term 5:
Monday 3rd May- May Day Bank Holiday
Tuesday 4th May - Start of Term 5-Year 1 Parents consultations
Friday 28th May- Last day of term 5
Monday 31st May-Friday 4th June- Half Term
Monday 7th May- Inset Day (school closed)
Tuesday 8th May- First day of Term 6
Thursday 22nd July - last day of term
Friday 23rd July - Inset day
What are we learning this term?
Term 5 Dip and Do's....
PE: Tuesday and Friday
Please ensure PE kits are in school with all items being CLEARLY NAMED. Also remove any earrings and ensure long hair is tied back. Please check your child's PE kit at the end of each term to ensure all parts fit.
**Children are allowed to bring their PE kits home weekly or at the end of each term. If your child brings their PE kit home on a Friday, please ensure it is washed and returned to school on the Monday.**
Please read with your child for a minimum of 10 minutes every day and sign/comment in your child's learning journal. This is a time for your child to read and show off their reading skills to you.
Each Monday and Thursday your child will receive a new reading book. Please listen to your child read and ask them questions about what they have read to enhance their understanding of the text. In school we check the children's comprehension through a quiz using the program Accelerated Reader. You will see a score in your child's journal to show how they did with this. If your child needs further practise to pass the quiz then we may ask for you to continue reading the same book for a little longer.
Books will be changed on a Monday and a Thursday
We will be sending new spellings home every week (these will be recorded in your child's Learning Journal). Please help your child practise their spellings throughout the week to ensure they are ready for their spellings quiz on a Friday.
Dip and Do's:
At the beginning of each new term you will find several learning tasks that you can complete over the term. Please see this term's Dip and Do's below. Each task completed will earn the children an extra 20 house points.
If you would like to contact your class teacher:
Please write a comment in your child's learning journal. these are checked daily and any non-urgent messages will be replied to.
If your message is urgent then please do contact the school office to arrange a return phone call or an appointment.
Yearly Overview Year 1 - What will we be learning over the year?
As a Catholic School, we attach the greatest importance to Collective Worship in the life of our school. We give our children opportunities to grow in faith, love and compassion to Jesus by reflecting the true meanings of Jesus' words.
This term our Collective Worship will be based around the theme of forgiveness, caring for others and love to God. We will be celebrating the FEAST of the ASCENSION of JESUS CHRIST and reflecting the true meaning of this special time.
May is a very special month in the Catholic calendar as it marks the MONTH OF MARY. During this time, we will be thinking about Mary and reflecting on how she is the Mother of Jesus and Mother to us all. We will be using the class rosery to pray to Mary and writing our own prayers to Her.
Collective Worship Assemblies
Jesus teaches on a mountain
In our Collective Worship assembly, we have been reflecting the story of Jesus preaching on a mountain. We learned how Jesus was a teacher and His father as the creator of Earth. We thought that God and Jesus took good care of all the birds, flowers and they do care for us because we're their children. We went to the forest school hill to recreate the story. We listened to the singing birds, observed beautiful daises on the ground to feel Jesus' presence. We created the crosses to remind us all that Jesus died on the cross in order to save us from sin through the never ending love that He has for us.
A Captain's Faith
In our Collective Worship assembly, we reflected how we can show our faith to Jesus. We thought how can we be like a captain in the story, whose faith was strong to believe that Jesus can heal his servant. We finished our reflection by singing a song called: ''Jesus' love is so wonderful''.
A changed man:
In our Collective Worship we shared the story and re-enacted it. We reflected on how Saul (who became Paul) changed his ways and his views about Jesus and his followers and we discussed that at times, we may not always make the right decision but we too can change our ways and make better choices.
In our class Collective Worship book we wrote a special prayer to Jesus:
Please help us to show our faith to everyone just like a captain in the story.
Please guide us on a daily basis and help us to keep our faith strong.
Please comfort us to stay with you forever.
We also celebrated St. Patrick's Day:
-We learnt about St. Patrick the Patron Saint of Ireland
-We looked at Ireland's special things: Shamrock, lucky green, leprechauns,
-We all had a go at Irish dancing
-We listened to and learnt a few Irish words
-We learnt about how people all around the world celebrate St. Patrick's Day (including when they dye rivers green)