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 'Myths and Legends' In History we will be looking at how we have changed from being a baby to now. We will also be learning about some local history and will be going on a virtual tour of Nottingham Castle. In Design & Technology we will be learning a range of fixing and joining techniques using a range of tools. We will use these skills to create a useful bag to carry things in. In Computing we will be continuing our work on algorithms and applying what we have learnt to program simple toys such as beebots. During Music sessions, we will be following the Charanga Music scheme. We will listen and respond to different styles of music and explore pulse, rhythm and pitch. We will listen and respond to different styles of music and explore pulse, rhythm and pitch. In RE, the children will learn about special places and will go on a virtual tour of our local church. In PE we will learn how to master basic movements including throwing and catching, as well as developing balance and co-ordination.
In English this half term our special stories are ‘Jack & the Beanstalk’, ‘There’s a dragon in my book’ and ‘That’s not my dragon’. We will learn to retell the story of Jack & the Beanstalk and will be reading and writing some instructions on how to grow a bean. We will be using our small world and outdoor role play are to create our own dragon stories. Finally, we will become authors and create our own 'That’s not my Dragon' books.
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 measuring our beanstalks and using the timer on the iPads.
In Science we will learn about Growing. The children will learn about how things grow when we plant our beans. They will also learn about what plants need to grow and be healthy. We will be dissecting flowers to learn about the different parts and what they do. We are also excited about taking part in National Science Week when we will be carrying our some fun investigations involving colour changing flowers, exploding soft drinks, skittles and a magic bag of water!
Our Jigsaw topic is ‘Healthy Me’ we will be talking about how to keep our bodies fit and healthy.
Our British Value focus is ‘Mutual Tolerance’. We will be sharing a range of stories to help us to understand what this is.
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!