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 would a dinosaur not make a good Pet?' We will be working on lots of activities linked to pets and dinosaurs and we are very excited about looking after our own class pet from White Post farm. We will learn how to look after it and what it needs to survive. We will then learn about the world of the dinosaurs, what these amazing animals might have looked like and what kind of world they lived in. In Art we will be using different materials to create our own dinosaurs, including paint and playdough. In Computing, we will be learning the SMART rules to help us stay safe when using the internet, we will also be using our new school website. In Design Technology we will be designing and making either a herbivore, carnivore or omnivore pizza. In P.E we will be learning how to use the space in the hall and to master basic movements including running, throwing and catching.
In English this half term our special stories are all about pets and dinosaurs… ‘The Best Pet Ever’, ‘Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs’ and ‘If the dinosaurs came back’. We will describe, draw and label our favourite pet and favourite dinosaur. We will write a list of things we need to care for a pet. We will also write our own version of 'If the dinosaur came back'.
In Maths this half term we will be counting and using numbers in practical activities. We will learn to recognise numerals and order them and then to match groups of objects to each number. We will also learn about 2D shapes, and compare lengths and weights of different dinosaurs.
In Science this half term we will be learning all about different animals and their habitats. We will also be looking at what animals need to survive and learning about their life cycles.
Our Jigsaw topic this term is ‘Being Me in My World’ we will be talking about our feelings, how we can work together and what our rights and responsibilities are in the classroom (e.g. listening to adults, tidying up, playing nicely with our friends).
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!