On this page you will find links and photos of things we have done recently and what we will be looking forward to in the future.
We will be regularly updating the photos of the learning activities we have got up to, so please come back again soon.
If you would like any further information about the learning we have covered, or the forth-coming learning topics, please don’t hesitate to come and see us. We will also post topic overviews for the term and homework tasks on the classroom noticeboards.
Welcome back to a new school year.
We hope you will find the following information useful for settling your child into his or her new class in Years 1 or 2.
Reading book / reading record book
Your child should take his or her reading book home every evening. We would like your child to change his/ her reading book whenever you feel it is appropriate. Reading boxes are stored outside Robins and Kingfishers classrooms. Higher level book boxes are stored in the library.
Your child will read regularly to an adult in school. In addition, reading is taught in class through guided reading groups and through shared reading and writing in Literacy lessons.
Each week on a Wednesday your child will be set homework. The children will be given a task in their homework book to be completed and returned by the following Monday. Your child will also have a separate spelling book with suggested activities to help them practise and learn these ready for testing in school. It is important these books are kept at home throughout the week and not returned until Monday to ensure you have them available for regular practise.
Please make sure that your child has his/her P.E. kit in school every day. Please ensure that all clothing is clearly named in a named bag to be left on your child’s peg. This term we will be doing both indoor and outdoor P.E. Your child will need the following items:
Please can we remind you to clearly label and name all items children bring into school in permanent pen - this will ensure they are quickly returned to your child.
Your child may bring a small, named, clear plastic bottle of still, unflavoured water to school each day. All bottles do need to be taken home each day.
Teachers are always appreciative of any support parents can give to help in the classroom. If you are interested please see your child’s teacher to arrange convenient times. Please can we remind you that all parent helpers must have had a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If you are interested in helping, but haven’t had this done, please enquire at the office.
Our topic this term has been Let's Celebrate. We have looked at different celebrations including Bonfire night, Remembrance Sunday and the Diwali. We created firework art using paint and different objects to print with, wrote poems about fireworks using all of our senses, created poppy wreaths in our teams, and used clay to create Diva lights. In December we celebrated Christmas by making decorations and performaning our Nativity "A King is Born". We also learnt about the traditions of Christmas in other countries.
The next 'Famous Face' we learnt about was Florence Nightingale. We learnt about where she grew up and what she learnt as a child. We visited some of the old, dirty hospitals. We then traveled with Florence to Scutari Hospital where we helped clean the hospital and bandaged the wounded solders. It was amazing to see her life in action!
We set up an experiement to help Paddington choose the best material to make a rain coat for his trip to the Amazon Rainforest. We found out that tin foil did work because it didn’t soak up the water, but it rips so it’s no good for Paddington’s Coat. We wouldn’t use felt, fabric, paper towels or fur because they are not waterproof. We also found out that plastic would make a good coat because the water stayed on top and it doesn’t break.