Reception & Year 1 - Canterbury

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 "I remember". 

  •  PE is  on Monday and Wednesday 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 Target Cards - support games
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.
All of the activities on this website will enable your child to practise their counting skills and develop good mental maths skills.
Number bonds work
All Year 1 children have to know their number bonds to 10 and 20 and their corresponding subtraction facts by the end of the year.  Below you will find website links which will give you ideas on how to support your child in learning their number bonds.  The ICT game reinforces your child's recognition of which numbers go together to make 10.  Number bonds will form the basis for our class mental maths work over the next half term and the children will gradually pick up these facts the more we practice. The worksheets in their target card pack are for support if needed but are not a requirement. If you click on the  titles below you will be taken to the websites.
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.
Year 1 Maths Target games/support
The children will be working on the following Maths targets in school -
  • To read, write and record numbers in numerals and words
  • To count in 2s, 5s and 10s ( to be able to recognise numbers in these sequences)
  • To recognise the differences between ty and teen numbers
  • Reading the time
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!