Welcome to Hippo Class we are a Foundation Stage Two Class.This term our learning challenge is "Why is Neil Armstrong a Brave Person ?" .Our " WOW!" moment will be a visit from a planetarium where the children will be able to view and find out about the planets and the stars. We will focus on stories with a space theme. These will be "Whatever Next" by Jill Murphy , "Aliens Love underpants" and "The Way Back Home" by Oliver Jeffers. Our role play area even has a rocket in it for the children to pretend to go to space in! Our Jigsaw Theme (PSE/PSHE curriculum) is "Dreams and Goals " where we focus on positive growth mindset and setting goals. We always think about our British Values and our focus this half term will be on Democracy where the children will be encouraged to vote for such things as the story book they would like to be read. We have a book swap morning which in Hippo class on a Thursday morning. PE will be on a Wednesday Morning. PE kits will be needed for this. Please name all clothing in PE kits.
Homework will be based on reading and sound recognition. The work will be sent home on a Friday and will be based on sounds the children will be learning in class. When reading the children will gain stickers and certificates when they have achieved 25 reads at home and every 25 steps thereafter. You can monitor their progress on the poster found in the class window.