Class Teacher: Miss Bateman
I would like to introduce myself and say that I am very excited to be the new Year 1 teacher at Marshfield. This school has an excellent reputation and I am really looking forward to being part of the community and to meeting you all and getting to know your children over the next year.
This term, our topic is ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. We will be researching jungle animals and creating our own non-fiction fact files in English. We will also be writing our own scripts and performing our own Rumble in the Jungle in class. In art we will be creating different animal pieces using paint and fabrics. In music we will be creating our own jungle songs.
Our PE days are on Wednesdays (Games) and Fridays (Dance / Gymnastics), so please ensure that your child is provided with suitable PE kit on these days. Please can you also ensure that any items are labelled, to avoid mix-ups when changing.
Water and Snacks
In year 1, all children are entitled to free fruit or vegetables during morning or afternoon break. If you would like your children to bring in their own snack, please be mindful that only fruit and vegetable snacks are allowed, in line with our school policy. Children may also wish to bring a water bottle into class with them, to ensure they stay hydrated throughout the day and to encourage healthy habits for life. Please be aware that only water may be drunk in-class.
There will be many opportunities to learn outside of school. On Friday, your child will be issued with a ‘home learning book’, which will contain weekly home learning activities. This is due in by the following Wednesday at the latest. Homework will be a mix of English, Maths, Phonics and other subjects.
Your child will also be issued with reading books and a reading comments book. The expectation is that each child will read a minimum of five times per week at home/ outside of school. You are also encouraged to continue reading a range of books to your child, to develop a love of reading and develop their understanding of different text types.
I would like to make use of the outdoor space as much as possible so please bring a pair of wellies to keep in school. I look forward to sharing this exciting year with you and your children and please feel free to ask me anything along the way.