Class 1 General Information
Welcome to Monkey Class
Monkey class is a mixed-age class made up of children in Reception, Year 1 and 2. Their main class teacher is Mrs Hogarth.
Phonics is streamed across EYFS and Key Stage 1. The children are assessed on a regular basis and groups change accordingly. We use Bug Club phonics which is an interactive program that supports the development of phonics and early reading. The children have a 30-minute phonics session daily. The reading books that are sent home are closely matched with the sounds that are being taught.
Reading is a key element to education. We encourage the love of reading at St William's Primary School from the moment that children step through the door. We have a wealth of different books that the children can access and enjoy. We create nice, cosy reading areas so that children can become engrossed in their book of choice.
Our reading scheme is Bug Club (Active learn) and this is available as both a hard book and an interactive book on the computer.
We ask that you read with your child at least 4 times a week, and that you put a short comment in their reading records. As a school, we will change the books on a regular basis, but encourage the use of Active Learn as often as possible. Children will be rewarded for reading in the form of stickers on their reading charts.
Maths and English
Maths and English are taught by Mrs Hogarth. The children receive an adult-led input, followed by a variety of adapted activities, pitched appropriately to best meet the diverse needs of the children. You can see what the children are learning about in the Curriculum section on this website.
Homework will reinforce the children's learning each week, it will consist of a Maths activity and an English / Spelling activity.
Religious Education (RE)
RE is taught on a weekly basis, the curriculum can be found on this website under the Curriculum tab.
Teachers plan and share prayer and liturgy with children on a weekly basis. The children in Class 1 have the opportunity to help lead a liturgy by choosing relevant candles or cloths. As they get older, they can take a greater role in leading prayer and liturgy for other pupils in the school.
Physical Education (PE)
The children have PE on Tuesday afternoon with a member of staff from school, and on Friday with Fleetwood Town Community Trust. They are expected to wear full PE kits on these days.