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Autumn Term 1 Class 1

Welcome back!

 

I hope you are all ready for the up and coming academic year. J

 

In the first few weeks we will be welcoming 4 new Reception children into the class.  I am sure that the children will be as supportive with them, as they are with the rest of the class and they will soon feel like they have been full-time all along!

 

In addition to the reception children, we will be welcoming Miss Harper to the Class 1 team. Miss Harper is a trainee-teacher and will be working closely alongside Miss Childs and the other teachers to develop the valuable skills needed for teaching during her placement. She will be teaching a number of lessons throughout the term too!

 

Our main topic this term is ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL – We have decided to take this further into a ‘Rainforest’ theme. All of the work we do this term will be linked to learning all about Rainforests, the animals that live there and the climate that the animals live in. We will also be looking closely at the continents and oceans in the world to help us understand climate more.

 

Literacy:

To tie in with the main topic this term, the children will read and explore a number of different texts about rainforests and the animals that live there. We will begin the term by focusing on ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. A popular story for all ages, it contains many different short poems about different Jungle animals. We will then look in depth at the story of ‘The Croc and Bird’ – exploring the features that the author has used and developing our writing skills throughout. To complete the topic we will write a non-fiction text about a favourite jungle animal, and then read the story ‘The Rainforest Grew All Around’.

 

Reading

Please ensure that you listen to your child read as often as possible. It really is crucial at this point in their learning life, and will make a huge difference to their attitude towards learning and their confidence. Children who learn to read quickly at this early stage are significantly more successful later in life!

We use a variety of reading schemes to teach reading including Floppy Phonics, Oxford Reading Tree and Rising Stars.

We use Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics to teach phonics.

 

Maths

We will be looking at several topics in maths this term, covering areas such as:

*numbers and the number system

*shape, space and measures

*calculations

 

We will also be continuing the work with the Maths Passports – Please see your child’s Home/School book for their current targets. They will need to practise at home to extend their success further!!

 

Please remember to check your child’s Home/School book regularly as we put any important messages in there for you. I will also be putting in the children’s targets for this half term in the first week.

 

If you have any questions or wish to discuss anything further, please do not hesitate to either come in to see me or ring me at school.

 

Miss Childs

 

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