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Y1 Miss Perez-Smith

Welcome to Miss Perez Smith’s class

Improvement time

First thing every morning we have improvement time from 8:45-8:55 which gives all children the opportunity to improve an aspect of their learning. We have a carousal of activities that the children participate in. These include: Reading, spelling zappers, maths passport and handwriting. It would be great if you can stay and help your child during this time 🙂 Miss Perez-Smith will be around during this time to answer any questions you may have.




Read, write Inc.

Our children are doing really well with our phonics and literacy learning through read, write, Inc. We go in to lots of different learning groups for this session in order for the children to work in small groups to achieve their full potential.

In our classroom we often practice our ‘fred talking’ when lining up and at any opportunity in order to repeat this as much as we can. The children also have access to a ‘Fred table’ where they can extend their phonics learning and practice teaching the other children the sounds they have been learning. Sometimes children are given their a paper copy of their read, write, inc books to take home and we would be very grateful if these can be returned to school after they have been used.

Please ask Miss Perez-Smith if you would like to know anything else 🙂

Maths Mastery

In our key stage we are using a mastery approach to maths to help every child gain a deep understanding of maths and mathematical concepts. Each child has a maths learning partner who they share a box of mathematics resources with and complete their learning together. This approach has only just been implemented last term but we have seen all our children show improvements and are excited to see more!

Home learning

Each half term we will be sending home a grid of learning that children can do at home. It is not compulsory for children to do all the activities but it is a fun way for children to learn at home and bring their learning back to school.

The grid can be found attached below or you can pick up a hard copy from class.

Homework grid y1 autumn 2

frozen planet topic web