Miss Paterson is our class teacher.
Mrs Wood and Mrs Ridgers are our teaching assistants.
Important dates coming up:
Robins Class Assembly - Wednesday 12th June at 9.10am
Sports Day - Thursday 27th June
Transition Morning (children will spend the morning in their new class) - Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July.
Term 6 - Mini-beasts
This term we will be looking at mini-beasts. Some of the things we will be doing include:
Using some story books to help us such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Superworm. We will recount the stories and make our own super mini-beasts! We will also make our own information books about mini-beasts.
We will make mini-beast homes and hunt for mini-beasts in Forest School. We will look at Matisse's art work - The Snail and create our own art using this. We will look at symmetry and make our own symmetrical butterflies. We will also have our own class caterpillars and we will watch them turn into butterflies and record the lifecycle.
We are sure there will be many other things we will be doing this term using this theme and others which interest us.
In Maths we will be looking at addition and subtraction and counting on and back using number lines to find answers. We will be solving practical and written problems and looking at measure, money and capacity.
We will also be getting ready to move to Year 1 and learning all about what happens when we become Woodpeckers (Year 1 class) next year.
POLLING DAY ACTIVITY SUGGESTIONS - 2.5.19
* Draw and label a map of a journey through space. They could add planets, stars and arrows.
* Read their school book.
* We have been looking at shapes. Either create a shape picture or go on a shape hunt at home.
Term 5 - Space
The children have really enjoyed books about space so this term we will be looking at space and rockets. We will be reading different books linked to space and making our own rockets. We will be thinking about what we would take on a rocket, make our own planets and aliens, have a spaceship role play area, write a space menu and plan a journey to the moon.
In Maths we will be looking at shapes, pattern, addition and subtraction. We will be looking at simple problems to solve and encouraging children to explain their answers and speak in full sentences.
To celebrate our space topic we will be having a ‘Space Day’ on Wednesday 1st May. The children will be invited to come to school in outer space costumes. This could be an astronaut, alien or something else. Please don’t feel you need to go out and buy a costume, your child could be a green alien and wear all green clothes, you could add eyes to a headband for them to wear or stuff an old pair of tights and attach it to their clothes as an extra arm. The choice is yours. Early Years staff are also looking forward to dressing up! Can we please ask that there is no face paint. We would also like all children to have packed lunch or choose a school packed lunch (sandwich) on their menu on this day as we will have a picnic on the moon together at lunchtime
We are looking forward to the exciting adventures which lay ahead.
This term we are looking at different Traditional Tales. These include: The Three Little Pigs, The Little Red Hen and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We will be developing our Literacy skills by drawing story maps, reading words and sentences from the stories, writing letters and even writing our own stories.
We will be building our own dens in Forest School and will be looking for signs of spring.
We will have chicks visit us so we will have a look the life cycle of a chick and maybe make our own chicks.
In Maths we are looking at numbers to 20, finding one more and one less. We are also learning to count in 2s and 10s. We will be making groups, sharing and finding pairs.
We are also developing our throwing and catching skills . Our Jigsaw topic is Healthy Eating so we will be looking at how to be healthy.
It is also book week and we will have our first visit to Rainham Library.
We will keep parents and carers posted with our latest news on our class Dojo page.
This term we are looking at winter, polar animals and ice castles. We will be reading stories involving polar animals and investigating with ice. We will also be looking at Chinese New Year. Alongside this we will follow children’s interests to engage learning.
We will be focusing on writing full sentences in literacy, we will be adding and subtracting numbers to 10 in maths mastery as well as starting phase three in phonics.
We will be continuing our Dough Disco sessions after lunch- During these sessions the children will be developing their fine motor skills in order to get them ready or improve mark making and writing.
We will be starting Forest School next Wednesday so please could your children have a pair of wellies in school ready for this. They would benefit from a hat and gloves too. We have puddle suits in school which the children will wear.
As always reading is a huge priority, as children are becoming more aware of letter sounds, they should be encouraged to sound out and blend words independently whilst reading and in their everyday environment. I encourage you to take part in Buster Book Club every Wednesday, the children love to hear the weekly winners in assembly.
Keep up to date with our day to day activities via our class Dojo page.
In our second term we are going to be looking at different festivals and celebrations, across a range of religions E.g: Diwali and The Story of Christmas. We will be focusing on all areas across the curriculum including writing CVC words, adding and subtracting numbers to 6, experiencing different cultures and developing relationships with our peers.
We are looking forward to the build up to Christmas from nativity rehearsals to making Christmas gifts, Christmas jumper day to Christmas disco day, we will be having lots of fun!