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First Class

First Class

 

As children begin their learning journey at Arksey School, the first class is where they will first hear the expectation that they can be 'Arksey Proud' members of the school and wider community.  They will learn the importance of choices and will be supported, encouraged and guided to make decisions that help them feel proud of themselves.  As a mixed reception and year one class they will sometimes work together, for example in PE and Music and work separately as 'First Class Red' where the children in Early Years have red chairs and a red classroom door, or 'First Class Blue' where the year one pupil's chairs and door are blue.  They will however study the same things at their age appropriate levels.  You might like to read the fixed planning at the bottom of the page to see how this works in our infant class. 

 

 

 

 

 

What children need

Shoes for running and independence: Good grips are the highest priority to reduce the likelihood of trips and slips during play times.  Children feel more confident and grown up when they can fasten their own shoes, therefore, velcro is usually the most 'child friendly' option.  If boots or wellies are chosen for cold, wet days please also send shoes or trainers which are often more comfortable for children sitting or working on the floor.

Waterproof coat: Please send a coat daily, sometimes it seems that children face all four seasons in one day!  If shopping for new, please select a waterproof one with a hanging loop to enable your child to put it safely on their peg. 

Water bottle: A standard sized bottle will fit in our carrier crates and is less likely to get lost when carried to and from the play ground.  Please choose a non spill 'sports top' which should contain water - we do not allow juice or flavoured water.

PE kit: Children will be required to come to school in PE kit on Tuesdays and Fridays, therefore we politely request that they do not bring a bag to school so that we can limit the number of items that are transported back and forth, therefore reducing the risk of sharing germs at this time.  Kit comprises either black or navy shorts, joggers or leggings, a white tee-shirt and a navy sweatshirt or tracksuit top.  Hoodie's are not appropriate.

Reading folder: Each child will need their own reading folder to transport their books and letters to and from school each day.  Our expectation is that children share a book with an adult at home five times a week and that this is recorded in their reading record book. 

Cool Milk If you would like your child to have milk at snack time, please ensure you sign up as soon as possible on the cool milk website.

 

 

 

Homework

 

Children will have reading practise as homework every day and in order to achieve their true potential we recommend reading aloud to an adult at least five times a week. Enjoying a variety of different texts will enable your sons and daughters to learn the features of different text types.  They will have the opportunity to read both fiction and non fiction books from our library as well as their reading scheme book. 

 

Children in year one will have a weekly spelling piece of homework and they are to complete My Maths activities, details of their username and password will be sent home.  

 

In the First class we hope to help your children to develop their independence and organise more of their belongings than they used to.  To support them with this, please encourage them to remember their own coat, water bottle and reading books each day.  PE kit should be worn on a Tuesday and a Friday.

 

 

Read, Write, Ink - SET 2 sound videos

ay sound - may I play? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euSutpVZ5r8

ee sound - What can you see? -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93rsDtyjNfk

igh sound - fly high - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k47CSkUUD8M

ow sound - blow the snow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ty1hgMlJLQ

oo sound - poo and the zoo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCnTmBiLfMU

oo sound - look at a book - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH-9XQsksEc

ar sound - start the car - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vAAxD-53q0

or sound - shut the door - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyVwq7MU7Cc

air sound - that's not fair - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otz5jVlHOVo

ir sound - whirl and twirl - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5j-oz3zefw

ou sound - shout it out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB2PcmYsJgg

oy sound - toy to enjoy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvuvvVvGH6I

 

Read, Write, Ink sounds - SET 3 videos

 

ea sound - cup of tea - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVwSt3s0H-Q

oi sound - spoil the boy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvvr1KY9ZB8

a-e sound - make a cake - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvvr1KY9ZB8

i-e sound - nice smile - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StHZRt0wyLU

o-e sound  - phone home - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh5gkH5V_ag

u-e sound - huge brute - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj8FpQ375IM

aw sound - yawn at dawn - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyiG1AaTVFk

are sound - care and share - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32mNG3itSRM

ur sound - nurse with a purse - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VqTTnhE2LQ

er sound - better letter - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd2e2_wA5Vk

ow sound - brown cow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxDCayCEjCA

ai sound - snail in the rain - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-TH7eeuWL4

oa sound - goat in a boat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0KOrKQh3Ho

ew sound - chew the stew - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4ZBr95ETCE

ire sound - fire fire - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c27IpQyzRKY

ear sound - hear with your ear - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8Bf3zReelc

ure sound - sure it's pure - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hj36ailI44

ph sound - take a photo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcIsqNdt54I

au sound - Paul the astronaut - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ODuvwgbTNk

wh sound - whisk, whisk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgmzaWve2Xk

tion sound - pay attention, it's a celebration - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rth_cb5-gpU

cious/tious sound - scrumptious, delicious - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXipb8Dpl-k

 

SET 2 AND 3 SPEED SOUNDS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eh_RQ0Pkhg

 

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