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 'Rainbow Challenges' when we take charge of our own learning, deciding which challenges we want to complete first.
Our Learning this half term will be based around the topic of 'Around the World in 80 Days' In Geography, we will be learning to name and locate the 4 counties of the UK and their capital cities. We will then move on to look at the contrasting geographical features of London and China. We will be baking and tasting foods from both places and looking at how they compare. In Art and Design we shall be learning about the British collage artist Peter Clark. We will learn the techniques of tearing, shredding, ripping, folding, sticking, twisting, layering, and overlapping and apply these techniques to create a collage Chinese dragon. Our History focus is The Great Fire of London. We will be having a visit from a theatre company to help us learn more about this. In Computing we will be learning about how to write and follow algorithms. During Music sessions, we will be following the Charanga Music scheme- Rhythm in the way we walk. In Re, we will be learning about symbols, and understanding the day to day lives and practices of various religions. Our P.E lessons will cover Gymnastics and Multi Skills.
In English this half term our special stories are 'We completely must go to London', 'My Granny went to Market' and 'The Great Race'. We will start by looking at and discussing the key sights we might see if we went to London. We will write lists of what we would take on our trip and draw and label maps of our journey. We will then create a leaflet about London. Our learning will then move to other areas of the world where we will follow Granny on her journey around the world. We will retell and sequence the story with a final task of writing our own story. Finally will be learning about Chinese New Year and how it is celebrated. We will read and follow instructions to help us to bake Chinese cakes and practise our letter formation using chopsticks ans glitter!
We will be taking a mastery approach to maths. Focusing on a number a week to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of each number. We will be counting, recognising, forming and ordering these numbers. We will also be finding numbers that are one more/less and learning how to partition the numbers to help us to add and subtract them. Through our continuous provision we will be learning about 2D and 3D shapes and their properties.
In Science this half term we will be learning about the properties of a variety of everyday materials including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock. We will then use these skills to investigate which material would make keep an egg safe if it was dropped.
Our Jigsaw theme this half term is ‘Dreams and Goals’
Our British Values focus is 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!