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Summer Term

 

There is lots to look forward to this term. After our return to school from our Easter break we will be completing our Textiles Art Study where we will be completing our own self portraits using chalks, paints and various textile techniques.

 

In science we will be exploring the properties of different materials and investigating which materials would be the best to make Paddington Bear a raincoat

 

As a school we will be celebrating the Queen's Jubilee later in the term and have many different Arts activities planned for the week.

 

Homework will continue to be set on a Friday on Showbie. 

 

 

We’ve only been back a week and look how busy we have been! We have created our own self-portraits using a variety of textile skills, investigated the best way to make cement using icing sugar and learnt how to double and halve numbers.

Spring Term

 

After a lovely Christmas break we are all back in school ready for the term ahead. We have lots to look forward to and some really exciting studies coming up. Take a look below at this term’s Learning Summary to see what we will be learning about!

 

Homework

Homework will continue to be set on Friday’s via Showbie. In Class 1, daily reading continues to be so important. All our flashcards are linked with our phonics teaching in class so regular practise of those is vital. Each week I will set a phonic homework task too so that your child can continue using their new phonic knowledge at home. Numbots continues to be a super website to use for rehearsal of mathematical number facts. Good fluent recall of number facts help to prepare the children for the introduction of multiplication later in the year.

If you have any problems accessing either Showbie or Numbots please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to help.

Spring Term 2022 Learning Summary

Autumn Term

Well what a busy Autumn Term we all had! Seasonal walks, Creative Writing poetry day,  playground visits, story writing, Rudolph Runs, Christingle and a Christmas Nativity! Take a look at the collage below of some of our Autumn highlights.

 

Welcome to Class 1!

 

My name is Mrs Pooley and I am going to be your teacher this year. I’m helped in class by Mrs Everett and Mr Sandy. This year we will also have Mrs Brightey working with us as we help her learn how to be a teacher!

 

I really enjoy being creative and it’s my job to make sure that all the classes plan exciting and interesting lessons in Art, Music and Design Technology. As well as looking after Class 1, I’m also the owner of Ralph our school dog. He is looking forward to coming into school more often this year. Ralph is a very loving dog and is a good listener when you are feeling worried or unhappy. He will spend most of his time with Mrs Willett but will sometimes visit us in class.

 

In English we will continue to build upon our super writing skills we learnt in Reception. The start of term will see us describing story settings which will help us later in the year with our story writing. Our Design Technology unit is making a moving story book, but we need some instructions. So, we will be writing our own instructions alongside this practical study. We will continue to follow our Sounds Write phonic programme. At the end of Reception, we learnt that sounds can be written in more than one way; after a quick recap we will continue with this learning.

 

In Maths we will make sure we are confident in our recognition of numbers when they are shown in different ways. We will be introducing number lines and using our knowledge of place value to compare numbers. In class we will continue to practise our recall of number facts to 10 and with identifying odd and even numbers.

 

This year we have lots of exciting new studies. In Art we will be developing our drawing skills and creating a portrait of Ralph. I just hope he keeps still long enough!

In Science we will study wild and garden plants and look carefully at those we can find in our school environment. Our science work will also see us learning about the four seasons and how the weather and our activities change throughout the year.

As we move towards Christmas our history study will be focussed on toys now and in the past and how they have changed over the years. We would love to hear of any childhood memories from older generations in your family!

 

Music will be exciting as always, and we will be learning about pitch, rhythm, tempo and duration. Each unit this term will be based on a theme such as ‘Animals’ and ‘All about me!’. In each unit we will be listening to a range of music and learning about various composers.

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