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 'Once upon a time!' In History we will be looking at clothes from the past. In Art and design we will be improving our pencil skills and will apply these skills to design a pair of shoes like the Elves did for the shoemaker. In Computing we will be learning how to stay safe online. We will also continue to practise using the chromebooks and iPads. During Music sessions, we will be following the Charanga Music scheme- Hey You. In Re, the children will learn how people celebrate Diwali, Bonfire Night and Christmas. In P.E we will be working on ball skills and will apply these when playing football.
In English this half term our our special stories are- Dipal’s Diwali, Goldilocks & the 3 Bears, The Elves & the Shoemaker and The Christmas Story. We will be going for a walk in the woods and writing about what we see. We will be using 'Talk for Writing' to help us to retell the story of Goldilocks & the 3 Bears. We will design and label a pair of shoes for the Elves.
We will be taking a mastery approach to maths. Focusing on a number a week using Numberblocks as a stimulus 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 using practical resources to help us. We will also be learning to create repeating patterns and ordering objects by size.
In Science we will learn about Everyday Materials. We will learn the difference between objects and the material it is made from, identify, name and describe a variety of different materials. We will then use this knowledge to investigate which material would be best for a given job.
Our Jigsaw theme this half term is ‘Celebrating Difference’
Our British Values focus is Respect.
Important Information about Parrot Class
P.E Days- P.E is on Wednesdays. 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.
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
Phonics Bloom https://www.phonicsbloom.com/
Oxford Owl https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Numberblocks Activities https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks
Numberblocks Episodes https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks
Alphablocks Activities https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks
Alphablocks Episodes https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks
Have a look at the slideshows below to find out what fun learning activities we have been taking part in!