Term 5 - Circle of Life
Our theme, this term, will be very much led by our science and geography work. Using the local environment, we will be encouraged to raise and answer questions that help to identify and study animals in their habitat; recognising how the habitat might change throughout the year. Woodhall Spa has very much to offer and we will be using fieldwork techniques to explore, gather and analyse information about the village. 3D modelling continues to be a focus this term, and in Art, we are hoping to create some wonderful animal sculptures.
We had a fantastic start to our term with a surprise visit from Mr Birchall - he introduced our theme - World War II - and taught us many things about this time period. In English, we have been learning all about a little teddy bear, Otto, who lives through World War II. We are using this to support our history work too, to explore the lives of children in this, and other countries. Model-making is our D&T focus - if you have any empty cereal packets, or cardboard boxes of a similar size, we would be grateful if they could be brought in for us to create our very own World War II vehicles with.
Welcome back and a Happy New Year to you all.
To begin this term, as a school, we will be looking at the short film 'Lily and the snowman'. We will be focusing on the emotions of the characters and creating artwork. Alongside this we will be 'building snowmen' in the classroom.
Following on from this our topic will be seasonal changes.
As the weather is becoming even colder please ensure that children have hats, scarves, gloves etc and that they are all named.
This term has brought a change. With Miss Broderick now being part-time we are happy to welcome Mrs Major who the children will recognize from our Open The Book assemblies. Days for teachers will be as follows - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday will be Mrs Major teaching and Wednesday mornings, Thursday and Friday will be Miss Broderick teaching.
We will begin this term looking at Bonfire night and why we celebrate this time of year with fireworks.
We will them move to thinking about Remembrance Day and St.Andrew.
Of course, following that our theme will be Christmas!
We are really excited about our school christmas fair in early December where we will be creating items to sell and we will also have our fantastic Christmas production later in the term. Dates for all events this term can be found on the newsletter sent home. Please contact the school office if your e-mail has not been received.
We have had a brilliant first term and all children have settled in really well to our Reception/year 1 setting. We are all thrilled with the hard work and progress the children have made in this short time. Please keep up the reading and support at home, it really does have a huge, positive impact on the children's learning.
Just a reminder that Glob,our class alien, is sent home with the special person of each day. There is no expectation for anything to be done with Glob (who is learning about our planet) but the children are really excited to tell the rest of the class what he has been up to. Please could Glob be returned the following day so that all children are able to enjoy him.
Welcome to our class page. Please check back here throughout the year to see updates on what our class will be doing each term.
Miss Broderick is our teacher. We also have Mrs Hardy (our teaching assistant Monday to Wednesday) Miss Bradley (our teaching assistant Thursday and Friday) and Miss Chamberlain our apprentice teaching assistant. Please remember we are always here at the beginning and end of school if you have any questions or would like to talk to us.
Throughout this year we will be having weekly Spanish lessons with Mrs Lauder, weekly RE sessions with Mr Hicklin and weekly music sessions with Miss Csiba.
Reading scheme and school library books are generally changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday though we do ask for book bags and the pupil planner to be brought into school everyday.
We also ask for PE kits to be in school everyday. We will send kits home to be washed at the end of each term (or sooner if necessary). Reception children will begin swimming lessons later in the term too!
Water bottles are to be taken home, washed, refilled (with still plain water only) and brought back everyday.
For reception children we ask for them to have a pair of named welly boots to stay in school.
Please can parents and carers make sure all their child's belongings are named, from gloves to water bottles and plimsolls! Your help in this is very much appreciated!