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 Geography we will be learning about where different foods come from and locating these places on a map. In Design and Technology we will be designing and making a healthy fruit salad, with fruits from around the world. In Computing we will be learning how to log on and use the chromebooks and iPads. During Music sessions, we will be following the Charanga Music scheme- Hey You. In Re, the children will begin to appreciate their uniqueness and what makes them special. We will also learn how people celebrate Diwali and the Harvest Festival. In P.E we will be working on aspects of spatial awareness. They will also work on their balance, agility and co-ordination.
In English this half term our our special stories are- Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose, Kitchen Disco and Daisy: Eat your peas. We will be listening and trying to identify the rhyming words in our Chocolate Mousse story. We talk about what foods we like and dislike and will be using our phonics to help us to label and write lists of some of our favourite foods.
We will be taking a mastery approach to maths. Focusing on a number a week using Numberblocks as a stimulus 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 using practical resources to help us.
In Science this half term we will be learning about our bodies and senses. We will learn the names for different parts of our body and have a go at labelling them. We will be using our senses to investigate touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. We will also discuss how to keep our bodies fit and healthy.
Our Jigsaw theme this half term is ‘Being me in my World’
Our British Values focus is Democracy.
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 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.
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
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!