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 'Food Glorious Food!' In History, we will be learning about the history of food with a focus on Mr Cadbury. We will be designing, making and evaluating our own chocolate bars! In Computing we will learning how to log on to the desktops and our new Chromebooks. We will be exploring how to access the different programmes and apps, such as Purple Mash and Education City. During Art, we will be working on our drawing skills, applying these skills to create simple representations of ourselves.
In English this half term our special stories are Superkid, Supertato, Veggies assemble, Run veggies run and Ketchup on your cornflakes. We will be designing and making our own Supertato and using him/her to create our own Superhero stories. We will be tasting, sorting, discussing, labelling and listing healthy and non-healthy foods. We will be discussing and writing about what exercises we could do to keep fit and healthy. We will also be creating our own version of Ketchup on your cornflakes.
We will be taking a mastery approach to maths. Focusing on a number a week 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 and learning how to partition the numbers to help us to add and subtract them.
In Science this half term we will be learning about animals, including humans. The children will learn about different foods and which ones help to keep us healthy. Also how we need to exercise and have basic hygiene to stay healthy. They will learn about their own bodies and name and label the different parts.
Our Jigsaw theme this half term is ‘Being Me in My World’ – our feelings, working together (e.g. listening to adults, tidying up, playing nicely with our friends).
Important Information about Parrot Class
P.E Days- P.E is on Wednesdays and Fridays. 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.
Open Door- Year 1 Open Door day is Thursday at 2.55pm. F2 Open Door is Thursday at 8.45am. You can come and share a book from our library with your child which you can then take home.
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
Have a look at the slideshows below to find out what fun learning activities we have been taking part in!