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 'Once Upon a Time...' In Geography, we will be learning about the geographical features of our school and comparing them to the features of our local woods. We will also be drawing and labelling the key features of our own fairy tale setting. We will be designing, making and evaluating our own houses for the 2 little pigs. In Computing we will learning how to stay safe on the internet. During P.E we will be learning a 3 little pigs dance and taking part in parachute games.
In English this half term our special stories are Dipal's Diwali, Little Red Riding Hood, The 3 Little Pigs and The Christmas Story. We will be learning about Diwali and how it is celebrated. 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. Finally we will be learning all about the Christmas Story.
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 different materials and their properties. We will be carrying out investigations to find out which materials are suitable for different purposes.
Our Jigsaw theme this half term is ‘Celebrating Differences’
Our British Values focus is Respect. We will also be taking part in Anti-Bullying Week. As part of this we will be watching a performance of 'The Ugly Duckling'.
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!