Welcome to Tigers!
In Tiger Class we always try our best and have a go even when it's tricky. We love a challenge and understand it's ok to make mistakes, that just shows we're learning! We are kind to all our friends in Tiger Class and we like to help each other. We're all superstars!
PE Days: Wednesday (Children should arrive to school dressed in their PE kit on Wednesdays. If your child has earrings please remove them or provide your child with plasters).
Homework will be available on Tapestry and half termly challenges will be set. These will then be assessed at the end of 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.
Our Learning Challenge for this term is...
Our Learning this half term will be based around the topic of 'Once Upon a Time'. In Past and Present we will be learning about Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate Bonfire Night. In Expressive Arts and Design we will learn how to join different materials using a range of resources including- sellotape, glue, paper clips and treasury tags. We will also be baking cakes to take to Grandma's house. 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. Our outdoor role play area will be linked to the traditional tales we are learning about to give the children the opportunity to retell these stories using props and costumes. In The World we will be learning about our local area by going for walk to the local woods and shops to buy baking ingredients. We will also use Google Maps to help us to plan our route. In Computing we will be learning about E safety and the SMART rules. In RE, the children will learn about the festivals Diwali and Christmas and how they are celebrated. 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.
Our special stories this term are- Dipal’s Diwali, Little Red Riding Hood, The 3 Little Pigs and The Christmas Story. 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. In our daily phonics sessions we will learn the Phase 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. We will use a range of resources to represent the numbers and learn how to partition them using the part part whole model, a five frame and numicon. Children will be learning to create pictures and patterns using 2D shapes. they will also learn to recognise and name them
Our Jigsaw theme is ‘Celebrating Differences’ We will also be taking part in Anti-bullying week. Our British Value focus is Respect. We will discuss how we have respect for children and adults at school and what having good manners look like.
Below are some useful links for at home learning.