Welcome to Class 1 2022/23. The Class Teacher is Mrs McMahon and there are 30 pupils in this class.
This class is supported by Miss Hughes who teaches every Monday and Mrs Watson, who is our Teaching Assistant.
My name is Mrs McMahon and I’ve been teaching at Consett Junior School for many years now! I love music and play several instruments and I like to sing. I also enjoy rowing when I have the time although most of my spare time now is spent taking my two children to their clubs and birthday parties!
I’m really looking forward to September. It was lovely being able to meet all of the new Class 1; you were all so keen and eager to learn and there were lots of smiling faces! We’ve got a fun year ahead with some super topics and we will hopefully be able to have some visitors in and a trip out that will link to our work in the summer!
Our English work this term will be based on the books ‘The True Story of The Three Little Pigs’ by Jon Scieszka and ‘Stone Age Boy’ by Satoshi Kitamura. We will be using the ‘Fantastics’ (ideas for writing), ‘The Grammaristics’ (tools for writing) and ‘The Boomtastics’ (techniques for writing) to help us with our writing. Children will have their spelling lesson on a Monday and will be given their spellings then for their test the following Monday.
In Maths this term we are going to be developing our numeracy skills using the White Rose scheme. We will focus on place value, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division. We will also start Times Tables Rockstars after the half term, which will help develop our quick recall of our multiplication and division facts. We will have weekly tournaments in Times Tables Rockstars so you can go online at home, practise and try to beat your friends!
Our science topic this term is Animals including humans. We will be looking at what we need to survive and how our skeleton works. There are some fun investigations too.
We have two sessions of PE a week. Monday will be outdoor PE and Thursday will be indoor PE. Children will come to school in PE kit (Dark bottoms and white t-shirt) on these days. We will have a relaxing time doing yoga and will focus on improving our basic skills in our outdoor fundamental lessons. Then, at Christmas time we will learn a dance and move onto ball skills.
This term we learn about the Stone Age through to the Iron Age and we link our Art to this too. In DT we will explore different types of structures and then make a castle. We will be exploring different places in the UK for Geography which is always fun- do you know which County we live in and can you point to where we live on a map? If not you definitely will be the end of the topic! We use Purple mash for our computing so we will become familiar with this platform and then learn how to use coding, how to be safe online and how to use spreadsheets. In RE we learn about the Hindu religion and also what happens in Advent and in PSHE we will focus on our new beginnings and saying no to bullying and how we get on with our friends. This half term we will also have French lessons, learning the basics and having fun with games. Finally, in music we will be creating compositions and learning our Christmas songs too.