Mrs Scotney is our class teacher. She loves making our learning fun and exciting! We also have two special friends in our class called Mr Parrot and Rosie. They help us with our learning but can sometimes cause mischief in our classroom! Mrs Scotney loves singing and dancing with us during our wake and shake sessions (although her singing isn't that great!) Her favourite author is Julia Donaldson and she has LOTS of her books which she enjoys reading to us.
Parrot Class is a Foundation 2/Year 1 class and we are all Superhero learners! We love a challenge and we always have a can do attitude. We always work as a team and help our friends when they need us. We enjoy our 'Learning Challenge' afternoons when we take charge of our own learning, deciding which challenges we want to complete first. Our learning challenge question this half term is 'Why is Neil Armstrong a brave person?' We will be working on lots of activities linked to Space and are looking forward to the visit from the Planetarium where we will be able to look at the stars and planets in our solar system . We will also be learning about Chinese New Year and retelling the story of how each year got its name. In Computing we will be learning how to use Education City and trying out our new Chromebooks. In D & T we will be designing and making a space helmet for the teddy from Whatever Next to wear when he goes into Space. In P.E we will be taking part in Dance and Gymnastics. In History we will be learning facts about Neil Armstrong and his visit to the moon.
In English this half term our special stories are all about Space, including Whatever Next, Aliens Love Underpants and The Way Back Home. We will be having a visit from a baby alien which we will need to look after, we will also be making sandwiches to take on a moon picnic. We will be acting out, retelling and sequencing some of our special stories and then writing our own versions.
In Maths this half term we will be recapping the names and properties of 2D shapes and learning about 3D shapes. We will also learn to apply our number knowledge to work out addition and subtraction calculations. We will also be learning how to measure length and weight. .
In Science we will be learning about the four seasons and the characteristics and changes that occur within them. We will also be looking at the weather and keeping a daily chart to record it.
Our Jigsaw topic this term is ‘Dreams and goals’ we will talk about setting a goal, the challenges we might face on the way, and never giving up.
Our British Values focus this term is democracy. We will be discussing how and why we vote and will be voting to make simple choices in our classroom such as which story to read at the end of the day.
Important Information about Parrot Class
P.E Days- P.E is on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please make sure that your P.E kit is labelled and that if you have earrings you take them out or cover them with plasters.
Homework- Year 1 homework is handed out on Friday's and is due back the following Wednesday. Children who return their homework on time will receive a sticker and a mark on the class homework chart. For the first half term F2 children will be given activities linked to the sounds they are learning each week.
Open Door- Year 1 Open Door day is Thursday at 2.55pm. F2 Open Door is Thursday at 8.45am. You can come and share a book from our library with your child which you can then take home.
Reading Books- Your child's reading book will be changed once a week. Our class reading chart will be displayed on our classroom window and filled in when your child reaches one of the milestones in their reading diary.
Click on the links below to have a go at some fun games that will help you with your learning.
Education City https://ec1.educationcity.com/
Phonics Play https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk
Have a look at the slideshows below to find out what fun learning activities we have been taking part in!