Shaw Class – Year 1
Andy Shaw is a U.K based artist from Derbyshire. Music has always been an influence for Andy, he is also a drummer and percussionist. For his artwork, he mainly produces drawings and paintings inspired by his love of dogs. However, the dogs are very interesting as they wear cool sunglasses, baseball caps and ride skateboards!
Mr Smith chose this artist because he believed year 1 children would appreciate the humour in the artwork and be inspired to replicate for themselves. Andy’s artwork also often relies on using bold, blocks of colour and 2D shapes (something that Mr Smith thought would be a great link to maths).
Reading books will be sent home weekly based on your child’s phonic knowledge.
The children will also receive RWI Phonics books.
These will be related to year group expectations.
There will be one KIRF sheet every half term.
Spelling words –
These will be related to year group expectations. They will be given out on a Monday and tested the following Monday.
Spelling homework books-
This will support the children with learning their spelling words. Following on from the spelling rule taught in class, the children will be expected to write sentences containing the spelling words. This will be marked in class on a Monday
We have a shared library with many interesting books. Children are encouraged to use it.
Physical Education takes place twice a week. It is very important that PE kits are kept in school at all times. Please mark each item clearly - that includes plimsolls as it can quite difficult for your child to find them when they are all changing at once.
More information about what your child is learning in school can be found on the curriculum page.