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!
Homework will be announced on Tapestry a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday.
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.
Open Door is on a Thursday morning 8.40-8:55
Our Learning Challenge for this term is...
Our Learning this half term will be based around the topic of 'Over and Under the Ocean' In Understanding the World we will be learning about the continents and ocean, we will also be creating our own maps. We will be visiting the library and Vicar Water and observing what we can see on the way. In Expressive Arts and Design the children will use the outdoor role play and small world areas to create stories about under the sea and pirates based on our focused texts. The children will be exploring a range of fixing and joining techniques and will use these skills to create a boat that floats. 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 Computing we will be exploring different apps on the iPads. In RE, the children will learn about Our Wonderful World and how to take care of it. In PE the children will further develop and refine a range of ball skills including, throwing catching, kicking, passing, batting and aiming to prepare for Sports Day. The year 1 children will also take part in Gymnastic sessions. We also enjoy our daily wake & shake and Yoga sessions to help us to develop our balance, co-ordination and core strength.
Our special stories are ‘Commotion in the Ocean, ‘Pirates in the Supermarket’ and ‘Pirate Pete’. We will be creating some giant under the sea pictures in the hall and using our phonics skills to label them. The children will have a go at writing a simple riddle about a sea creature. We will also be writing about what a pirate might see when they look through their telescope. Finally, we will be writing lists of party food and invitations to our Pirate Party!
In our daily phonics sessions we will begin Phase 4 and will continue to practise our blending and segmenting skills to help us to read and write words and sentences.
We take a mastery approach to maths. Focusing on a number per week to gain an in-depth knowledge & 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 exploring weight and length and learning about odds and evens.
Our Jigsaw topic is ‘Changing Me’ we will talk about our body, growing up, changes and how we feel about moving into our new classes. We will be recapping all of the British Values that we have learnt about this year. We will use stories to help children to understand this.
We will continue to take part in our Well-Being Wednesday sessions to help us to learn how we can look after our well-being and mental health.
Below are some useful links for at home learning.