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/Past and Present we will be learning about Mr Cadbury and how how he created his chocolate empire all those years ago. In express Arts and Design we will help to set up our class home corner where children can use their imagination to recreate roles and experiences. Our outdoor role play area will be a Superhero Lair where we can dress up and pretend to be superheroes saving the day! We will also design and make our own superhero masks. The children will be working on their pencil skills to help them to draw a superhero version of themselves. We will also be making our own chocolate lollies with the help of a 'Chocolate Expert' who will be coming to visit us. In Computing we will be learning how to use the iPads and Chromebooks. 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 begin to appreciate their uniqueness and what makes them special. 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.
In English this half term our special stories are Superkid, Supertato and Run, Veggies, Run. The children will design and make their own Supertato. They will draw themselves as a superhero and think about what their superpower would be. They will also be sorting healthy and non-healthy foods and thinking about what letter sounds they begin with. In our daily phonics sessions we will learn the Phase 2 & 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. Children will be learning to understand and use positional language. We will also be sequencing our daily routine.
In Science the children will learn about different foods and which ones we need to eat 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 the different parts. We will also learn about our 5 senses and carry out investigations to explore these.
Our Jigsaw theme is ‘Being Me in My World’. We will learn about different feelings and how to manage them to help us to self regulate. We will also learn how to work together as a team (e.g. listening to adults, tidying up, playing nicely with our friends).
Our British Value focus is Democracy. We will learn how to vote and debate our thoughts and ideas.
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- Half termly challenges will be set on Seesaw (year 1) or Tapestry (F2) and will be assessed at the end of each half term.
Children are also expected to read 5 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 are also expected to read a book on Bug Club each week which will contribute to their number of reads. 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!