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 'Over and Under the Ocean' In History we will be learning about what the seaside was like in the past by looking and photographs and video clips. In Design and technology we will be learning a range of fixing and joining techniques. We will use these skills to create a puppet to use in our seaside puppet theatre. In Computing we will be be learning how to apply our programming skills using a range of apps, including; Beebot app, Daisy the Dinosaur, Sock Puppets. 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, the children will listen to some key Christian stories. In PE we 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 English this half term our special stories are ‘What the ladybird heard at the seaside, ‘Billy's Bucket’ and 'The fish who could wish’. We will write a list of what we would need to pack in our suitcase if we were going on holiday. We will be creating some giant seaside pictures in the hall and using our phonics skills to label them. The children will also be writing a postcard to send to someone special! Finally we will be designing and making an ice cream surprise! In shared reading we will be focusing on fiction and non-fiction books about sea creatures.
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 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 learning about time and measuring weight. We will recap 3D shapes and their properties and learn how to double and half numbers to 10.
In Science we will learn about Animals. We will learn to identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals and describe and compare their structures. We will also be learning about life cycles. We are excited about receiving some baby caterpillars which we will take care of and watch grow and change into beautiful butterflies.
Our Jigsaw topic is ‘Changing me’, we will talk about our body, growing up, changes and all the fun and fears we might have as we grow up.
We will be recapping all the British Values we have learnt about this year. We will be sharing a range of stories to help us to understand what these are.
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 will be set on Seesaw on Fridays and is due to be completed the following Wednesday. F2 homework will be set on Tapestry on Fridays and is due to be completed by the following Wednesday. Children who return their homework on time will receive a sticker and a mark on the class homework chart.
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.
Don't forget you can also access books that are linked to your child's reading stage on Bug Club. Click on the bug below to take you to the login page.
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/
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!