Reception & Year 1 - Canterbury

Snow day activities.
Welcome to Canterbury Class!
Please scroll down each week to find the latest news on current learning

Miss Herbert is the class teacher for Canterbury Class. The other adults in the class are Miss Fraser, , Mr. Dessena and Mrs. Miller.


Our topic for this term is "Amazing Africa". 

  •  PE is  on Monday and Tuesday afternoons
  • Library books will be changed on Friday afternoons.
  • Year 1 spelling tests will be on a Friday.

Reading books

All children have a Yellow Reading Diary which should be kept in their book bags at all times. Please feel free to write any comments about your child's reading in the diary. Miss Herbert will have a guided reading session with each of the Year 1 children during the week and record a comment in their books. Any additional adults will write in the book and a brief comment.

 Year R 

Reception children will all start on a wordless reading book for the first week and a half. During this time we will be assessing your child's early literacy skills and will issue a reading book as soon as we feel it's appropriate for your child. Please see below how to use these wordless picture books.

Year 1 Maths Targets
Please look in your child's maths target books for a log in to access your child's online homework. I regularly check up on progress and set new targets as and when necessary.
Other useful websites:
I have attached a link for a Maths skills website that will support your child in reaching their Maths Target. This website can be used alongside the Maths Target ideas in your child's homework wallet.
Reading words and sentences
Below you will find a link to a website that helps your child with their reading. There are various levels which help your child break up words and read longer sentences.  This is suitable for both Reception and Year 1.
Reception Maths
Below are some links to ICT games which will reinforce the children's learning in counting.
Number line Adding - Year 1
We are learning how to use a numberline to add on. We are also revising our number bonds to 20. Please find below a link to an ICT game which will support your child's learning. We used this game to practise writing addition number sentences. 
Place Value activities
We will be looking at how many tens and ones there are in different numbers. Below you will find a game that will support your child's learning.
French EYFS/Year 1
Every Tuesday afternoon the children learn to read and speak French. Much of what they learn is done using songs and actions. Below are the words to a French Children's song that are used in class. Happy singing!