Welcome back to a new and exciting school year! We are looking forward to welcome you all back to school and hopefully we can bring back some 'normality' into your and your children's lives.
This term we will focus on Superheroes- This is us!
The first week the children will have time to explore the classroom and their learning environment. We will play games to encourage teamwork, talk about emotions and worries and about the new routines and expectations. We will be thinking about ourselves and how we have changed over the years. We will be thinking about our family lives and how we are being good friends.
In English, we will learn new sounds or continue to practise our sounds and we will have a real focus on reading to pick up what the children have missed, as well as writing skills for the Year 1's and 2's. In Maths Reception will look at matching and sorting, creating and continuing pattern and comparing objects and numbers. Year 1's will work on their place value knowledge of numbers to 10 and the Year 2's will learn Numbers to 100.
In Science, we will think about our own bodies and name body parts as well as thinking about how to stay fit and healthy physically and mentally.
In Geography, we will be thinking about where we live and how to identify human and physical features as well as how the weather is affecting us.
In RE KS1 will explore Islam they will be thinking about what are Muslims and how do they live and Receptions will be thinking about why the word 'God@ is special to Christians.
PE we will focus on Physical literacy skills such as running, jumping, sprinting and starting and stopping. In art, we will paint portraits and explore colour mixing, and brush techniques and in DT, we will explore healthy eating and make healthy smoothies, snacks and soups.
In music, we will explore rap and clap songs to explore our voices and to identify rhythms in songs.
So overall a very busy and exciting term.
We have set you all up on Class Dojo so please ensure you check your emails and activate your accounts. For the new reception parents you have also received an email to activate your child's online learning journal on Tapestry.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns and I thank you very much for all your support.
Best wishes yours Class 1 team
Mrs Cheetham, Miss Luck, Mrs Marsh, Mrs Chalmers and our Student teacher Miss Bystrom