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Parrots - Foundation Stage 2 & Year 1

Welcome to Parrot Class!

 

 

Picture 1 Our class teacher is Mrs Scotney.
Picture 2 Mrs Smith teaches in Parrot Class on a Friday.
Picture 3 Our class teaching assistant is Mrs Statham.

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. 

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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 LegendsIn History, we will be learning about Robin Hood. We are excited about our visit to Sherwood Forest to learn more about him.  In Design and Technology  we will learn how to work with textiles and how to join and enhance them. We will also be using our baking skills to make some yummy Gruffalo Crumble. In Computing we will be applying what we have learnt about algorithms to program beebots. During Music sessions, we will be following the Charanga Music scheme- In the Groove.  In Re, we will be learning about what it means to belong and how to be a good member of a group. We will also be visiting our local church. In P.E will be learning the skills required to play UniHoc and also preparing our Maypole dance. 

 

                                                                      

                                                                                            

 

 

   

In English this half term our our special stories are ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘Zog’ and ‘Room on the Broom’. We will use adjectives to describe the Gruffalo.  Then we will create a Wanted poster to try to catch him. We will be receiving a visitor who we will have to take care of. We will need to write questions to ask his mummy and then read the replies from her. We will be learning to retell the story of ‘Room on the Broom’ and then writing our own version. 

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. We will also learn how to measure length, weight and time.

In Science this half term we will be learning about plants. We will dissect a flower and look more closely at the different parts, learning the names for them. We will grow our own flowers and look at the changes that occur. We will also look at the changes that begin to occur in Spring. 

Our Jigsaw theme this half term is  ‘Healthy me’ 

Our British Values focus is Mutual Tolerance. 

 

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. 

 

Learning Activities

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

PurpleMash https://www.purplemash.com/sch/JohnTRice

 

Have a look at the slideshows below to find out what fun learning activities we have been taking part in!

Grandparents reading afternoon

Baking Moon Cakes

Parents Phonics Morning

Christmas Crafts

Labelling our body

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