Teacher: Venus Guy
Teaching Assistant: Adene Williams
We hope you have all had an amazing summer break. We are so thrilled to be back in class
and ready to learn! This page will show you all of the exciting activities we will be getting up to this
year and the amazing work we will be creating.
This year R1 is named after the author Julia Donaldson. We will be spending time learning interesting
facts about her and reading many of her books in class. If you do not want to miss out, please check
our class page !
Julia Donaldson (born 16 September 1948) is a Scottish writer of children's books. She is best known for her most famous tale 'The Gruffalo' illustrated by Axel Scheffler. In 2011,she received an MBE awarded for her outstanding service to the community. This was reflected through her encouragement for children to create a love for books and reading.
Class R1 will be creating a display on 'The Stick Man' by Julia Donaldson.
Stick Man is a 2008 book by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. It is a magical adventure story following a Stick Man who becomes separated from his family. He realises that the world is a dangerous place as he desperately tries to reunite with his wife and three children.
He gets thrown to a dog. A swans uses him to build nest. He even gets used as wood for a fire!
Welcome to Class R1
In Reception, we recognise the importance of early reading. Throughout the day, we encourage a love for reading through stories varying in genres and allow children to relate to the characters. They become amused when hearing the characters voices coming to life.
On Friday mornings, parents or carers are welcome to join us in a reading session.
English and Maths
The world and Science
Sounds / Phonics
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks - Short videos to develop the concept and understanding of number.
https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/ - Some interactive maths resources to support explaining concepts, as well as some games.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting - Range of games