Thank you for looking at our class web-page. This page will let you know what we are learning about each half-term, contain suggestions for helping learning at home, and display photos and children's work so you can see what we have been up to!
Our topic this half-term is "People Who Help Us" so we are developing our core skills through learning about our community, what makes it and the people in it so special, and also thinking about how we can give back. We are becoming more confident in asking questions through the various visitors to the school that come to speak to us about their occupation. The topic also enables us to use technology and non-fiction books for research, write for different audiences, and develop our artistic response through use of modelling and different textured art. We are continuing our Read Write Inc. phonics scheme, learning a new set of vowel sounds (ay, ee etc.) and using our letter sounds to read simple words on sight. In Maths, our number knowledge is being consolidated for 0-10 and for basic addition/subtraction plus we participate in a variety of investigations based on this topic's theme that use our measures knowledge. Our main BLP skill focus looks at developing collaboration skills - recognising how we can help each other, taking account of other people's ideas and working well as a team. Click on the link below for more detail of this half-term in our topic overview.
Homework in reception is explained in a link below. Some other ideas for continuing your child's learning and enjoyment of this specific topic at home include: talking about different people's jobs in your family and thinking about how this job helps people, sorting out the recycling together and talking about ways to help keep our environment clean and healthy, learning your address and practising what you would say if you ever had to ring 999 in an emergency, creating an emergency vehicle through junk modelling with cardboard boxes and tubes - see how many you can spot when you are on a journey, borrowing some non-fiction books from the library about different occupations or even go and visit their building to have a look at them, thinking of some questions to ask the next time you go to the doctor's, dentist's, vet's etc., looking at the special clothes people wear for their jobs - why do they wear these?
P.E. days this term have changed as we will have a specialist coach for one session - they will now be on Tuesdays and Thursdays so please make sure P.E. kits are left on pegs for these days.
Please make sure your child remembers to bring their zip wallet (which contains their school reading book and home-school achievement file) to school every day so they have the opportunity to read with an adult. These will be taken in on Mondays and Fridays so we can change reading books and read any comments you have written. If you would like a new book earlier than this, then please feel free to come into class before or after school and choose one with your child.
Keep looking on our class page to see photos of this year's children learning and having fun in class 1. There are also links to see last year's children's learning as an example of the year ahead.
Please remember if you have any questions or concerns to feel free to come and see me before or after school.
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