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Welcome to Class EJ's class webpage. We are a friendly group of Reception and Year 1 children who are very enthusiastic about our learning. Our class teacher is Mrs Jackson and our wonderful teaching assistant is Miss Cook. On this page, I will endeavour to keep you up-to-date with news from our classroom. As always, if you have any questions, please speak to myself or Miss Cook.

 

General Information

Reading: We usually change our reading scheme books and school library books (for Reception children) three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Although we do ask for book bags and pupil planners to be brought into school every day, as often there are letters and information that need to go home. 

 

PE: Our indoor PE session is on a Tuesday afternoon but again, we ask for PE kits to be in school every day. We will send kits home to be washed at the end of each term, or sooner if necessary!

 

Our Belongings: Can parents and carers please make sure all their child's belongings are named, from gloves to water bottles and plimsolls! Your help in this is very much appreciated as our lost property box is overflowing!

 

We ask that water bottles are taken home, washed, refilled (with still plain water only) and brought back the next day. In addition, the children can bring in a healthy snack for break time.

 

In order for the Reception children to enjoy our outdoor classroom, we ask that each child has a named pair of welly boots that stay at school.

Work at home - Year 1 children only

Term One

 

Our termly newsletters can be found further down the page.

 

At the beginning of the term we will focus on settling in and getting to know the children (and them us!).  We will then move to our theme of 'This is Me' linked with Circuses and later on, Harvest.

 

Reception children:

We encourage all the children to be independent coming into school and finding their own pegs etc.  We thank you for your support in this matter. 

 

Year 1 children:

We will be using a range of texts linked to our theme in English sessions, starting with 'Circus' by Peter Spier. In our History sessions, we will be finding out about how forms of entertainment have changed over time. We will also be exploring colour and texture by creating collages in Art. This work will link with our Science topic of the Seasons.

 

Please also note, if your child is being collected by someone else, we must have notification (either written or through telephoning the school). If you have any questions, please pop in and ask or make an appointment to see us, again through the school office.

Many thanks and we hope you are as excited about the new school year as we are!

Term Two

 

Welcome back - we hope you had a restful Half Term break and are ready for the very busy term ahead! 

Our termly newsletters can be found further down the page.

 

This term our learning will be linked to the theme, 'Light and Dark'. 

 

Reception children:

We have been so impressed with how well our Reception children have settled into school life. They are keen and enthusiastic learners and are blowing our socks off on a regular basis! 

 

Year 1 children:

Our Year 1 children have proved themselves to be excellent role models. Last term, they helped the Reception children settle quickly into life at school. We are very proud of them.

 

We will be using a range of texts linked to our theme in English sessions, including 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark' by Jill Tomlinson. In our History sessions, we will be finding out about the events of the 'Gunpowder Plot'. We will also be developing our painting skills by creating fireworks pictures in Art. In Science this term, we will be learning about light.

 

As we approach the end of the term, our focus will move towards Christmas - including making items to sell at the Christmas Fair. Further details of any whole school Christmas events will follow, nearer the time, via Parentmail. 

Term Three

 

Firstly, welcome back. I hope you all had a restful Christmas break and are ready for the term ahead.

 

Our termly newsletters can be found further down the page. We are very lucky this term to be joined by Miss Noble, a student teacher, who will be helping us with our learning. 

 

This term our learning will be linked to the theme, 'Traditional Tales - Home and Away!'

 

Reception children:

Once again, our fantastic Reception children continue to amaze us with their fantastic attitudes towards learning. They have returned to school full of enthusiasm and ready to learn!

 

Year 1 children:

Similarly, the adults in our class have been so pleased with the super working attitudes towards learning that our Year 1s have returned to class with. They are already showing us that they are keen and ready to learn this term.

 

We will be using a range of texts linked to our theme in English sessions - exploring different traditional tales. We will be extending this by looking at different versions of the traditional stories, in particular looking at stories written from a different viewpoint. In our Geography sessions, we will be exploring the country of Kenya. We will also be developing our colour mixing skills in our Art sessions. In Science this term, we will be investigating materials.

Term Four

 

Our termly newsletters can be found further down the page. As with last term, Miss Noble, a student teacher, will continue to help us with our learning. 

 

This term our learning will be linked to the theme, 'Exploring the UK - A Bear's Eye View!'

 

Reception children:

Our reception children continue to work hard on their writing skills and applying their understanding from our 'Letters and Sounds' sessions. Their enthusiasm and confidence in writing longer pieces has really impressed the adults in our room.

 

Year 1 children:

We will be using a range of texts linked to our theme in English sessions - mainly focussing on the adventures of Paddington bear. In our Geography sessions, we will be exploring the UK - learning about the different countries within the UK including their flags, emblems, traditions and their capital cities. In Science, we will be building on our knowledge and understanding of everyday materials from last term to develop our investigation skills.

 

As you can see, we have yet another busy term ahead - please refer to Parentmail for further details of upcoming whole school events - including World Book Day on Thursday 5 March. 

 


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