Welcome to the Autumn term in Peacock Class!
I hope you are all happy and healthy and had a wonderful summer holiday. It is so lovely to be starting a new school year!
Across the Autumn term will complete a variety of learning. In English we will be building on our phonics knowledge, practising our Sight Words and new spelling rules, looking at sentence structure and punctuation and we will be learning completing a variety of writing, in a range of genres, based on several wonderful books. In Maths we will be looking at number and place value and addition and subtraction within 10. Our Science topics are Seasonal Changes and Everyday Materials. In RE we will be looking at Special People and Special Symbols and Objects. Our computing focus for this term is using Purple Mash.
For the first couple of weeks of the term we will be looking at friendship and growth mindset. For the main part of the term our learning will be part our topic 'Poor Old London'. We be looking looking at The Great Fire of London in History and exploring the UK in Geography. We will complete a variety of skills in Art and DT and will be learning to play rhythms and simple tunes in Music. Our English will also be linked to our topic too.
For the last couple of weeks of the term we will be focusing on Christmas! We will studying some Christmas stories, looking at the nativity as part of RE and be completing some Christmassy arts and crafts.
Please ensure ALL clothing, coats and shoes are clearly named.
PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Please come to school in warm PE clothes, hair tied back and no earrings (staff are unable to remove earrings for the children).
Please make sure shoes, including PE shoes, do not have laces unless your child can tie them independently.
We will be beginning to send out homework over the next couple of weeks. Homework in Year 1 will be sent home in our purple Homework Books on a Friday and is due the following Wednesday. We will have a range of homework tasks including Lucky Listeners, Phonics, weekly spellings (these will be tested on a Thursday), Maths and handwriting. We also ask that children read at least 5 times a week at home and these reads are recorded in your planner. Planners will now be collected on a Wednesday and reads will be counted. Star Reader will be awarded to anyone who has read 5 or more times. DOJO points will be given for all completed homework. Planners will be sent home on a Thursday. We will change our reading books on a Thursday.
If you have any queries or questions you can contact me on Google Classroom or on the class website firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay safe and I look forward to lots of exciting learning this term!
Miss Carter and Mrs Drewer x