Welcome to Ash Tree Class!
The class teacher is Miss Crane
with Mrs Looker and Miss Moore supporting the children.
Welcome to Fir Tree Class!
The class teacher is Miss Mitchell
with Miss Allen, Mrs Mathieson and Mrs Amey supporting the children.
Mr Bush, Mrs McDavitt and Mrs Fenty may be in class at different times throughout the week.
Mrs Casey will teach Cookery.
Our topic this half term is Frozen Planet where we will be focusing on the season of winter, The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, the Arctic, the Antarctic, the Ice Age, freezing and melting and how we look after our planet. We will also be learning about the family custom of Chinese New Year. Next half term, our topic will be What a wonderful world, where we will focus on animals and their babies, the lifecycle of animals, how we look after animals, the season of spring, farm animals and Dinosaurs. Towards the end of term, we will be embracing the wonderful theme of Easter!
Reading and Phonics
· We follow the Essential Letters and Sounds (ELS) phonics programme. This is a Systematic Synthetic Phonics Programme which is designed to teach children how to read through the act of decoding and blending. It comprises of daily phonics lessons to teach children the link between the sounds of our language (phonemes) and the written representation of these sounds (graphemes), or the spellings of the sounds contained within the English language. We will be continuing to work through Phase 3.
Support at home
Daily reading is an important part of the children’s home learning; however, this does not have to mean sitting with your child whilst they read to you. You could:
Please note in the Reading Diary to show a reading activity has been done.
You can play simple maths games with your child to practise key skills e.g:
Please encourage your child to form letters and numbers correctly by showing them the correct way to form them if they form them incorrectly.
Miss Crane and Miss Mitchell
For further information about our curriculum – please see the long term plan below