A Huge Warm Welcome
Welcome to our class page for this year!
We have already had a brilliant start to the term and you have been coming in each day excited to learn and be back it school. It has been lovely to see all your eagerness and enthusiasm.
Our topic this term is 'How am I special?'.
For this term (Autumn 2), we will be focusing on art, history and design and technology with links to our key question. We have already started our art work thinking about portraits and Pablo Picasso, and we are going to begin to look at the life of Beatrix Potter for history. Comparing her childhood to our own.
PE - Is on a Thursday morning. Remember you need to come into school dressed in your PE clothes. Mr Cooper will be teaching PE outside for as long as the weather permits, therefore please make sure you come prepared for the weather.
Spellings - You are going to get new spellings each week on a Monday. Your spellings will include words with the sounds we have been learning in phonics but also some tricky words. We will have spelling tests every Friday morning.
Homework - Homework will be given out on a Monday. You need to hand this back in by the following Friday. Your homework will be a mixture of Maths, English and Phonics work.
Reading - You are going to be given three reading books each Monday. These reading books are for the whole week, please write in your reading record when you have read and what you talked about with your parents when you shared the book. Please bring your reading folders in on a Friday, so reading books can be quarantined and new ones given out on a Monday.
Value of the term
Our value for this term is 'Trust'. In school we will be thinking about what this means and how we can show this value both at school and at home.
Class and whole school worships will reflect this.
Remembrance in School
All the children at the St James' site have come together to create a beautiful remembrance tree.
Each class created poppies in a different way to decorate a tree of remembrance.
See if your child can talk to you about remembrance day and the poppies that we had a go at making.
We've had a brilliant start to the term 2. Last week was art week. During this time we focused on portraits and Picasso. We learnt all about Cubism and his style of painting using bright, bold colours and different angles and shapes. We worked really hard using oil pastels, paints, viewfinders and created amazing portraits inspired by Picasso.
We are going to use our knew knowledge of Picasso in our English work to write recounts about what we did during art week.
We've started the new term by continuing our work on addition. We are all experts at using 10 frames and Part-whole models.
We are becoming really secure with the + and = symbols and we've also learnt that you can write a number sentence 4 different ways! See if your child can tell you four ways you could write a number sentence with these numbers: 2 4 6
This week's learning: number bonds to 10. If you want to practice these at home we have really enjoyed learning them through this fun song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvbWuiYn-Uk