Autumn 1 Information and Homework
Autumn 2 Y1 information and homework.
Key Instant Recall Facts
To help develop children’s fluency in mathematics, we ask them to learn Key Instant Recall Facts each half term. We expect children to practise their KIRFs at least 3 times a week.
These lists of KIRFs align with the new curriculum.
They designed to be challenging and it is intended that children will be taught the necessary maths in lessons beforehand.
Key Instant Recall Facts
Year 1 – Autumn 1
I know number bonds for each number to 6.
By the end of this half term, children should know the following facts. The aim is for them to recall these facts instantly.
They should be able to answer these questions in any order, including missing number questions
e.g. 3 + ⃝ = 5 or 4 – ⃝ = 2.
The secret to success is practising little and often. Use time wisely. Can you practise these KIRFs while walking to school or during a car journey? You don’t need to practise them all at once: perhaps you could have a fact of the day. If you would like more ideas, please speak to your child’s teacher.
Use practical resources – Your child has one potato on their plate and you give them three more. Can they predict how many they will have now?
Make a poster – We use Numicon at school. You can find pictures of the Numicon shapes online – your child could make a poster showing the different ways of making 5.
Play games – You can play number bond pairs online at www.conkermaths.org and then see how many questions you can answer in just one minute.
At Langold Dyscarr Community School, we believe that effective communication between home and school is essential to supporting children in their learning.
As a result, we use Class Dojo in every class to celebrate the success the children have and the sensible choices the children make.
What is Class Dojo?
- Class Dojo is an app which allows you to be connected to the school community and it can be accessed on a range of media (smartphone, tablet or computer)
- You will be able to be engaged in your children’s learning by following how many dojo points they receive as well as seeing class and whole school messages.
- You will receive an email invite or a letter containing a code to be able to set up your own parent account.
- If you already have an account, this will continue, your child will just move into their new classroom page and any siblings, new to school can be added to this account.
- Parents/carers can communicate with staff in school via School story (all parents/carers in school), Class story (parents/carers of specific class) and Messages (private/1-1).
- Only school staff can allocate dojo points.
- Children will have their own Class Dojo avatar, which will be allocated, into their specific classroom.
- Children can have their own portfolio, which allows them to change their avatar, access allocated activities and upload work. This is set up through your parent account.
- The aim is that a Class Dojo account for a new pupil and parents/carers will be set up in Foundation stage and these accounts will then become part of the school directory until Y6.
What you can expect from us?
- The class teacher will navigate each Class Dojo page and will use the Class Story page for sharing learning, photos, videos and messages with you.
- In class, your child will regularly receive dojo points as a reward for various reasons.
- Teachers may communicate with you on a 1:1 messaging service or via the Class Story where general class messages can be shared.
- Whole school messages will be shared on the School story, which can be seen by all parents/carers in school.
If you have any questions, queries or concerns:
If it is related to a post on the School or Class Story, feel free to comment underneath the post. Remember school staff as well as other parents will see these comments.
Otherwise, feel free to message your child’s teacher on Class Dojo. Remember this messaging service is NOT designed to replace a face-to-face discussion and is only for simple, questions, queries or concerns.
In order to maintain the well-being of our staff, we ask that you bear in mind that though teachers can be messaged by you at any time, they are advised not to respond back to the messages during the ‘quiet hours’, on weekends or at any other time outside of the stated period.
All parents are politely reminded that you are given access to the Class Dojo system at the discretion of school and we have a zero tolerance policy in terms of abuse of this service.
If Class Dojo is used inappropriately, for example being abusive or rude to staff, your account will be terminated immediately and you will be invited into school to discuss the matter further.
Remember if you have an urgent or more complex concern or query; please do follow the channels of communications that you would have done previously, i.e. phone, email or visit school office/head teacher.