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Parrots - Foundation Stage 2 & Year 1

Our Teachers

Our Teaching Assistants

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. 

Important Information about Parrot Class

P.E Days- All children have P.E onThursdays. Year 1 also have P.E on Fridays. Please make sure that your child is wearing their P.E kit to school and that any jackets/hoodies are labelled. If you have earrings please take them out or cover them with plasters and tie long hair up.

Labelling clothes- Please label all cardigans, jumpers, coats, hats etc with your child's name!

Homework- All children are expected to read 4 times per week. Reading rewards are also given at the end of each half term for children who have read 25 times or more over the half term. 

Year 1 children will be set homework activities on Education City on a Friday to be completed by the following Friday. 


Reading Books- Your child's reading book will be changed once a week on a Friday. Please make sure children bring their book to school each day. 




Our Learning this half term will be based around the theme of 'Over and under the Ocean'. 





Our special stories are 'Commotion in the Ocean’, ‘Pirates love Underpants’ and ‘Pirates in the Supermarket. We are very excited to continue our Drawing Club Journey. Each week we will read one of the stories and then create our own characters and adventures based on them. We will use our phonics knowledge to write labels, captions, sentences and codes linked to our drawings. The year 1 children will also write sentences to go with their drawings with a focus on using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. They will also be learning how to add suffixes to words and change words to their plual form. We will be creating some giant under the sea pictures in the hall and using our phonics skills to label them. We will also be writing about what a pirate might see when they look through their telescope. We will write a postcard to send to someone special all about our seaside trip. Finally, we will be writing lists of party food and invitations to our Pirate Party!. In our daily Supersonic Phonics sessions we will continue to learn the Basics 3 letter sounds and how to blend and segment these sounds in words. The Year 1 children will continue learning the alternative sounds in Basics 5 and apply this knowledge to read and write words and simple sentences. 

We take a mastery approach to maths. Focusing on a number per week to gain an in-depth knowledge & understanding of each number. We will be counting, recognising and ordering these numbers. We will be learning how to partition the numbers to help us to add and subtract them using a range of resources such as 10s frames, part-part whole templates and Numicon to help us. We will also be exploring weight and length and learning about odds and evens. The year 1s will learn about multiplication and division and fractions. 

Our focus this half term is Animals including Humans. The year 1 children will be learning how to sort and group different types of animals. They will also be learning about the life cycle of a frog. The F2 children will be learning about different sea creatures. We will also investigate floating and sinking. 



In Geography the Year 1s will be learning about will be learning about the seven continents and five oceans.  We will learn where they are on a map, what the weather is like there and the different animals which live there.

In Expressive Arts and Design the children will be learning about the artist Michelle Reader. She makes animals from recycled materials. The year 1 children will visiting her at her Gallery and then the children will be then making their own ocean animal made out of recycled objects. The F2 children will be exporing a range of joining skills in preparation for making a boat that floats! 

In Computing the Year 1 children how to use the Scratch Junior programme to program different characters. F2s will be exploring a range of apps on the iPads. 

During Music sessions, we will be following the Charanga Music scheme. We will listen and respond to different styles of music and explore and create (pulse, rhythm and pitch) using voices and instruments. 

In RE, our F2 topic is ‘Our Wonderful World’. The children will be thinking about how they can care for living things and the Earth.

In Year 1 we will be focusing on the topic of “Story” The children will be listening to stories from Christianity and Judaism and then talking about their meanings. They will be then recording them as a story map or a comic strip for other children to read.


This half term in PE/PD the Year 1 children will be continuing to focus on striking and fielding in Games so that the children can play Kwik Cricket with their classes. We will also be doing some Gymnastic lessons, where the children will be using their skills on the large apparatus.

The F2 children will be preparing for Sports Day by mastering basic movements including; running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination in range of activities. They will then continue to practise their throwing, catching and kicking skills using balls and bean bags. 

In class we enjoy our daily wake & shake, dough disco and Yoga sessions to help us to develop our balance, co-ordination, and core strength. The children also have access to a wide range of ourdoor equipment which they can access on a daily basis during free flow. 


Our Jigsaw topic is ‘Changing Me’ we will talk about our body, growing up, changes and how we feel about moving into our new classes. We will be recapping all of the British Values that we have learnt about this year.

We will continue to take part in our daily yoga and Well-Being Wednesday sessions to help us to learn how we can look after our well-being and mental health. 





Our Forest School sessions this half term are-

Monday 15th April

Monday29th April

Monday 10th June

Monday 1st July

Children need to come dressed in weather appropriate clothes that can get muddy. Please send children with wellies or old shoes in a named bag so that the can get changed into them before the session. 

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

Phonics Bloom

Oxford Owl

Numberblocks Activities

Numberblocks Episodes

Alphablocks Activities

Alphablocks Episodes



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

What a great day we had in parrots celebrating world book day. We had a visit from children’s author Adrian Beeden who read us a story and taught us to draw the main character in his books then a visit from our mystery unicorn reader. Topped off with a lovely bedtime story event with our grown ups

Ice Melting Investigation

Great Fire of London Drama

Our first library visit!

Virtual author visit & a draw along with the illustrator. When Cookie Crumbled by Michelle Robinson & Tom Knight

Harvest Song

Still image for this video

Parrots 2022-2023 Photos

Year 1 children- Learning to play the Didgeridoo

Visit from Grandad Wheels