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Parrots - Foundation Stage 2 & Year 1

Welcome to Parrot Class!



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Picture 1 Our class teacher is Mrs Scotney.
Picture 2 Mrs Smith teaches Red class on a Friday.
Picture 3 Our class teaching assistant is Mrs Statham.

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. 

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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 are humans not like tigers?" In Geography, we shall be learning the names of the seven continents and five oceans, thinking about how and why different animals are suited to live on different continents and in different climates. We shall be applying what we have learnt to write an information text about tigers and where they live. In Computing we shall be recapping how to programme the beebots and then using the beebot and Daisy the dinosaur app on the iPads to practise our programming skills. During Art, we will be using different materials to create texture and applying these skills to create a collage jungle animal. We will also be visiting Yorkshire Wildlife Park to gain an understanding of different animals and the habitats that they live in.





In English this half term our special stories are The tiger who came to tea, The hungry caterpillar and Rumble in the jungle.  We will be writing invitations to our tiger tea party and lists of things we will need for the party.  When using the text Rumble in the jungle we will learn about the key features of poems and writing our own poems. We will also be acting out, retelling and sequencing The hungry caterpillar and then writing our own versions.  

In Maths this half term we will be recapping addition and subtraction and  how to multiply and divide 2 numbers. We will then be using these skills to solve simple mathematical problems. We will be learning how to make totals using different coins. We will also be practising our measuring skills, learning to use a ruler to measure the length of different animals and weighing scales to compare their weights. 

In Science this half term we will be learning about animals, including humans. We will be labelling the parts of the body and discussing what we can do with each body part. When learning about animals, we will be sorting them into groups and discussing the structures of the different types of animals. We will also be learning about the five senses and investigating how we use them. 

Our Jigsaw theme this half term is ‘Changing me'. We will be talking about the changes we will be facing when moving into our new classes. Our British Values theme this half term is Individual Liberty, we will be thinking about the choices we make. 

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. 


Learning Activities

Click on the links below to have a go at some fun games that will help you with your learning.

Education City

Phonics Play



Have a look at the slideshows below to find out what fun learning activities we have been taking part in!

Easter Bonnets

Mothers Day craft morning

Egg investigation! Our challenge was to make a safety jacket for an egg to prevent it from breaking when dropped from 2 meters!

Baking Easter nests, yum!

Chinese food tasting! Yum!

Maths! We have been learning how to partition numbers into tens and ones. We have also been learning how to use the part part whole method to work out number bonds.

Shape Races! To help us to learn the names and properties of the different 2D shapes we took part in a shape obstacle race. We had to collect the different shapes and shout out their names and properties.

Our visit to the Allotment

Wallace the tortoise!

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