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 'Which plants would Little Red Riding Hood find in our allotment?' We will be working on lots of activities linked to Red Riding Hood and are looking forward to our visit to the allotment. We will also be learning about other traditional tales, including Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. In Computing we will be using Education City and Purple Mash to support our learning and also trying out our new Chromebooks. In Art we will be looking at a range of artists (Claude Monet, Van Gogh, and Picasso) and the painting techniques they used. Children will recreate a picture of some flowers or plants using the skills and techniques they have learnt. In P.E we will be taking part in Cricket and Maypole dancing. In Geography we will be learning about our local area and looking at and creating maps.
In English this half term our special stories are Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. We will be receiving a special letter from the Wolf apologising for his behaviour and asking us how he can be a good friend. We will learn about the key features of letters and writing a reply to the wolf. We will also be acting out, retelling and sequencing Goldilocks and the 3 Bears and then writing our own versions.
In Maths this half term we will be recapping addition and subtraction and learning how to multiply and divide 2 numbers. We will then be using these skills to solve simple mathematical problems. We will also be learning the names and discussing the properties of a range of 3D shapes.
In Science we will be investigating what plants need to grow. We will be planting seeds in our outdoor area, and hope to grow flowers, herbs and vegetables.
Our Jigsaw theme this half term is ‘Relationships’ and we will talk about making friends, falling out and being the best friend we can be. We will also focus on the British Value ‘The rule of Law’.
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. F2 homework will also be given out on Fridays and collect in on Wednesdays. The children will be given activities linked to the phonics phase they are working on.
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!