Welcome to JC1!
This year we have 4 Year 1 children and 26 Reception children in Class 1.
Our teacher is Mrs Pegg and our teaching assistants are Miss Harris and Mrs Hayden.
Our topic in JC1 is ‘Hot and Cold’,
to fit in with our new KS1 curriculum topics,
and we have a very exciting term ahead of us!
We will be investigating different climates around the world, and how animals and plants have adapted to their environment. We are going to explore the cold Polar Lands, using non-fiction texts and relevant websites– comparing the Arctic and Antarctic and finding out about Ice explorers, as well as doing some local exploring ourselves! We will then be moving onto hotter countries nearer the equator, as well as our own environment and the changes taking place during winter and spring, including the weather! The planning overviews, outlining the Early Years Foundation Stage Objectives and the Year 1 Skills we will be covering (which will be more challenging for our Y1 children) can be accessed below, as well as our termly newsletter and any other information, relevant dates and communications.
We are planning some exciting and challenging projects and activities this term, including investigating materials and ‘How to dress a snowman to stop him melting!’ We will be looking at warm and cold colours and the colour wheel in art, as well as hot and cold healthy foods and looking after ourselves in different temperatures. Mrs Davies will be sharing her experiences of the Antarctic with the children, as well as sharing her knowledge of penguins! Our history topic this term will be The Great Fire of London, and will involve looking at past and present emergency services. We are hoping to visit Chipping Campden Fire Station with a parent fire fighter, and the parents of a boy in our class, with financial support from our wonderful PTFA, are helping us set up a workbench and tools to develop woodwork skills! When the Spring eventually arrives, we will also be re-planting our garden area and exploring and developing the outdoor environment.
We will be holding formal parents’ evenings this term on 27th and 28th February, but if you have any queries or concerns in the meanwhile, please do not hesitate to come and see me after school.