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Parrots - Foundation Stage 2 & Year 1

Welcome to Parrot Class

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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. 

Important Information about Parrot Class

P.E Days- All children do P.E on Wednesdays and Year 1 also have it 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.

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

Homework- Homework is set on a 3 weekly cycle. They will be set a book to read on Bug Club, a Maths activity on Education City, a talk activity on Tapestry/Seesaw. Then the cycle will repeat. 

Children are also expected to read 4 times per week. They will receive a sticker and a mark on the class homework chart each week if they achieve this. 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. 

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. 

Children can also read a book on Bug Club which will contribute to their number of reads. Click on the bug below to take you to the login page. 

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 TimeIn History/Past and Present we will be learning about Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate Bonfire Night. In Expressive Arts and Design we will learn how to join different materials using a range of resources including- sellotape, glue, paper clips and treasury tags. Year 1's will design and make a house for the 3 little pigs. We will also be baking cakes to take to Grandma's house. 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. Our outdoor role play area will be linked to the traditional tales we are learning about to give the children the opportunity to retell these stories using props and costumes. In Geography/The World we will be learning about our local area by going for  walk to the local woods and shops to buy baking ingredients. On our walk we will be looking at the key physical and human features we can see. We will also use Google Maps to help us to plan our route.  In Computing we will be learning about E safety and the SMART rules.  In RE, the children will learn about the festivals Diwali and Christmas and how they are celebrated. In PE we will be taking part in ABC fundamentals lessons with our sports coach which will help us master the key skills needed for our future P.E lessons. We also enjoy our daily dough disco and Yoga sessions to help us to develop our finger strength, balance and so-ordination and core strength. 

 

                                                  

 

Our special stories this term are- Dipal’s Diwali, Little Red Riding Hood, The 3 Little Pigs and The Christmas Story. We will be writing a shopping list and walking to the shops to buy ingredients to bake cakes for Red Riding Hood's Grandma. We will be using 'Talk for Writing' to help us to retell and rewrite the story of the 3 Little Pigs.

In our daily phonics sessions we will learn the Phase 3 letter sounds and how to blend and segment these sound in words. 

We take a mastery approach to maths. Focusing on a number over two weeks to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of each number. We will be counting, recognising and ordering these numbers. We will also be finding numbers that are one more/less using practical resources to help us. We will use a range of resources to represent the numbers and learn how to partition them using the part part whole model, a five frame and numicon. Children will be learning to create pictures and patterns using 2D shapes. they will also learn to recognise and name them 

In Science the children will learn about a range of materials and their properties. We will carry out an investigation to explore which materials would make the best roof for the Little Pig's house. We will also look at how our environment changes as the seasons change.

Our Jigsaw theme is ‘Celebrating Differences’ We will also be taking part in Anti-bullying week. Our British Value focus is Respect. We will discuss how we have respect for children and adults at school and what having good manners look like.  

 

 

 

Learning Activities

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

Bug Club https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Education City https://ec1.educationcity.com/

PurpleMash https://www.purplemash.com/sch/JohnTRice

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!

Year 1-Making houses for The Three Little Pigs

Well-being Wednesday- Drawing

Our Harvest Song

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Well-being Wednesday-Mark making outside with chalks

Well-being Wednesday- Mark making to Music

Well-being Wednesday-outside

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