Welcome to Juniper Class.
In our class you will find class teacher Miss Giles and learning support assistant Miss Budd supporting your children.
We work hard to ensure your children meet their full potential in a fun and stimulating environment where they enjoy learning in a practical way. The children have many opportunities to learn and explore both inside and outside and are encouraged to take risks, explore new concepts, and think critically. Through play children practise, learn and refine their skills and develop independence.
In Juniper we learn Phonics, Maths and English alongside our rich and varied QUESTS. Please see the curriculum overviews for more detail and key learning points. If you have any interesting artefacts or information that you might like to share with the class then visitors are always welcome and appreciated by the children.
We are always happy to have parent helpers who support the children in class with reading or a maths activity and without you our wonderful walks to the woods and around the local area would not be possible. Please see us in the classroom if you can spare a little time every week to help in class.
PE lessons take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure PE kits are named and always available in lockers. A spare change of school uniform is advisable. Welly boots are also useful as we try to get outside as much as possible and who can resist splashing in a muddy puddle!
Please do not hesitate to visit us in the classroom before or after school if you have any questions or concerns or if you would like to view your child’s work.
During this term your child will be bring home their phonics books so that they can share their learning with you over the weekend. It is important that you return these books on Monday morning so that the children can continue their learning.
To consolidate phonics skills please hear your child read and check tricky words and sounds recognition (see back of homework diary) at least 3 times a week. Regular reading helps children develop their confidence, fluency and enjoyment of texts. Children have the opportunity to change their books every morning so there is a new book to read at school and at home.
We enjoy hearing about the new, exciting and interesting things that the children achieve at home. Please record these WOW moments for our class display.
We are grateful for all your support with homework.
Information to Download
Click here for an extensive reference list of words and made up words containing the Phonemes (sounds) from Phase 5 that all Year 1 children are expected to be able to decode for reading.
What to expect, when? This is a fantastic, useful booklet to help you find out more about how your child is learning and developing in their first 5 years in relation to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.
Also please see the Help Your Child information page for more resources.
|Miss A Giles||Miss Budd|