Class Teacher -Mrs A. Smolinska
Teaching Assistant - Mrs H. Yates
Teaching Assistant - Mrs R. Abdi-Stephenson
Firstly, can we say that it is an absolute pleasure to, once again, have classes full of enthusiastic children. All of our pupils have settled well and we are beginning our term by catching up with our handwriting and phonics to help us to make fast progress in reading and writing. We will also begin to use workbooks in our Power Math’s lessons so that we can record our learning.
We are beginning an exciting new curriculum. During the Advent term, we will learn about famous explorers and why we remember them as part of the History of our world. In geography we will learn about maps and how to use them. We will even go on a short expedition around the school grounds with our ‘Explorer Bear’. Our Outdoor PE lessons will help us to learn about directions and maps too.
As Scientists we will be learning about our bodies and our senses. During this term, we will teach your children to recognise their feelings and emotions. We will give them strategies to help them to manage their feelings, particularly, when saying or hearing the word ‘sorry’.
We will learn what it means to belong to a democracy and elect a school council and eco-council representative. We will learn how to make healthy choices during a special week, when we focus on ‘Healthy Living.’
In our music lessons, we will listen to famous pieces of music and begin to say why we like or dislike them. As we are not able to sing, we will play a range of percussion instruments and compose our own music.
In design technology, we will be learning about textiles and how artists use them to create images. We will practise the method of appliqué and create our own pictures using different textiles and adhesives.
As artists we will learn about 3D modelling with clay and will produce our own tile as part of a class project.