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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- Year 1 have P.E on Wednesdays 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 Phonics activity on Education City, a Maths activity on Education City  and 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. 

 

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 'Where the wild things areIn Geography we will be learning how to follow compass directions on a map, we will then create our own maps. In Expressive Arts and Design we will be learning about colour mixing and how to create different shades and  tones of colours. We will then explore different printing techniquesDuring 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 a Dinosaur Land where we can be explorers!  In Computing the year 1 children will learn how to use Google Docs on the Chromebooks. The F2 children will be exploring different apps on the iPads.  In RE, the F2  children will learn about Belonging.  In PE the F2 children will further develop and refine a range of ball skills including, throwing catching, kicking, passing, batting and aiming. The year 1 children will take part in 'Where the wild things are' dance sessions. They will also work with our sports coach and participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.  We also enjoy our daily wake & shake and Yoga sessions to help us to develop our balance, co-ordination and core strength. 

 

                                     

 

In English this half term our special stories are ‘Harry & his Bucketful of Dinosaurs’, ‘Dinosaurs Love Underpants’ and ‘If the Dinosaurs Came Back’. We will be making a fact book all about dinosaurs. Designing our own underpants and describing what they look like. The children will also become authors and write their own version of- If the Dinosaurs Came Back. We will also be reading instructions to help us to make dinosaur pizzas!

In our daily phonics sessions we will be recapping the Phase 3 letter sounds and practising our blending and segmenting skills to help us to read and write words and sentences. 

We take a mastery approach to maths. Focusing on a number over 2 weeks 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 begin to learn how to double and halve numbers and will also be exploring capacity and time.

In Science we are excited about visiting our Wildlife Area to look at the different minibeasts and their habitats. We will learn the names of different minibeasts and discuss why they are suited to different habitats. We will also be receiving some baby caterpillars which we will take care of and watch grow and change into beautiful butterflies. White Post Farm will also be visiting us with some interesting creatures!

Our Jigsaw theme is ‘Relationships' we will talk about making friends, falling out and being the best friend we can be.

Our British Value focus is ‘Mutual Tolerance’. We will use stories to help children to understand this.

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

 

 

 

Learning Activities

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/

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!

Pyjamarama Day

Chinese New Year Dancing video 1

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Chinese New Year Dancing video 2

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Year 1-Making houses for The Three Little Pigs

Foundation Stage Christmas Concert

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KS1 Christmas Concert- Part 1

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KS1 Christmas Concert- Part 2

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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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