We have 24 children in our class this year, made up of Reception and Year One children. Our teacher is Miss Katie Loney. Our Classroom Assistant is Miss Holmes.
Fresh fruit is available daily and we encourage the children to make healthy choices.
Milk is available free to all children until they are 5 (once registered).
Water is readily available in the classroom. The children are encouraged to help themselves throughout the day.
PE takes place every Wednesday afternoon. Please label all your child's uniform and PE kit.
Outdoor play is a big part of our curriculum. At Scout Road we provide the children with waterproof clothing. Please could you make sure your child has a suitable warm coat, hat, gloves and wellies.
Book bags need to be brought to school every day with their reading book, reading record and their phonics book.
Our topic this half term is:-
We follow the White Rose scheme of work. The children will be taught maths skills using a variety of, 'concrete' objects and 'pictorial' representations. They will learn how to solve problems and justify their thinking.
Reception children will be now working on Early learning goals:
- Count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20
- Place numbers in order
- Say which number is one more or one less than a given number
Using quantities and objects:
- Add and subtract two single digit numbers
- Count on or back to find the answer
- Solve problems including doubling, halving and sharing
Shape, space and measure
- Use everyday language to talk about weight, length, height and capacity, position, time and money to compare quantities and objects to solve problems.
- Recognise, create and describe patterns
- Explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.
Year One children will be learning to:
Multiplication and division
- Count in 2s, 5s, and 10s to 50.
- Make equal groups
- Add equal groups
- Make arrays
- Make doubles
- Make equal groups - grouping and sharing
- Halving shapes or objects
- Halving a quantity
- Find a quarter of a quantity
English: We use the Ruth Miskin 'Read, Write Inc' programme to develop our reading and writing skills.
Our books this half term will be:
'Rhinos don't eat pancakes'
Reception children will now be working towards the Early learning goal in Literacy:
- Use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately
- Read some irregular common words
- Read and understand simple sentences
- Demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read
- Use phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds
- Can write some irregular common words
- When writing, some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible
- Writes simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.
Year 1 children
- To explore a high quality picture book, which allows children to put themselves inside the story and empathise with characters and their issues and dilemmas
- To explore how to use drawing as an approach to enhance thinking for writing and developing vocabulary
- Use adjectives in writing
- use –ing, –ed, –er and –est where no change is needed in the spelling of root words [for example, helping, helped, helper, eating, quicker, quickest]
- Form letters and numbers correctly
- Sequence sentences to form a short narrative
- Read work back to check for mistakes and to discuss with others
- Spell common exception words
- Use capital letters and full stops in some of their writing
Science Investigations: Omnivore/ carnivore/ herbivore
Expressive Arts and Design: Fossils
Topic: Dinosaurs/ Mary Anning
RE: How do we pray?
IT : Walking with dinosaurs
Reading Books: They will be changed on a Monday and Friday, however, if you would like your child's reading book changed between these days, please place the book in the box.
Help Reception parents can offer at home:
- Encourage children to practice dressing and undressing independently, including turning clothes inside out
- Reading/ story telling daily
- Talking about everyday things that occur
- Practice holding a pencil correctly
- Practice writing numbers and counting out loud
- Learn numbers to 20, counting forwards and backwards
- Encourage children to go to the toilet and wash their hands independently
- Encourage children to use a knife and fork correctly.
- Read daily
- Encourage writing practice as often as possible
Help Year One parents can offer at home:
- Read as often as possible
- Learn all set 2 and 3 phonics sounds
- Practice forming letters and numbers correctly
- Practice number bonds to 20
- Encourage children to write as much as possible
- Encourage children to use a knife and fork correctly
Dates for your Diary:
- Monday 29th April - Back to school
- Monday 6th May - Bank Holiday
- Tuesday 7th May - Workshop in school
- Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th May - Parents evening
- Wednesday 22nd May - Class photographs 1pm
- Thursday 23rd May - Children break up for half term
- Friday 24th May - Training day