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 'How have toys changed?' We will be working on lots of activities linked to toys and are looking forward to watching the Toy Story film which will be a stimulus for some of our writing . We will also be learning about Bonfire Night and Guy Fawkes. In Computing we will be using the Paint program on Purple Mash to create firework pictures. We will also be learning how to use Education City. In D & T we will be designing and making our own toy. In P.E we will be taking part in parachute games and Gymnastics. In History we will be looking at toys from the past and how they have changed compared to the toys we play with now.
In English this half term our special stories are all about toys, including Toys in Space, The Lost Teddy and Dogger We will describe, draw and label our favourite toy from home. We will be writing about the different characters from Toy Story and what they say using speech bubbles. We will also be learning about the Christmas Story and writing a letter to Santa!
In Maths this half term we will be continuing to work on recognising numerals, ordering them and then matching groups of objects to each number. We will also learn about money and using different coins to buy toys. We will also be learning about fractions and halving and how to measure capacity.
In Science we will be investigating different materials and their properties. We will be testing which materials are waterproof and would be best to keep our toys dry from the rain.
Our Jigsaw topic this term is ‘Celebrating Differences'. We will also be learning about what bullying is and how it is different from falling out.
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!