Welcome to Siskins Class!
Our teacher is Miss Atterbury; we are also supported brilliantly by Mrs Marles every day. Mrs Kandes and Miss Kee teach us on a Thursday morning. Any of the teachers would be delighted to speak to you if you have any concerns, big or small.
This term our focus text is 'The Three Little Pigs'. We will be re-telling the story of 'The Three Little Pigs' and creating our own traditional tales. We will be focussing on writing sentences using capital letters and full stops and our independent writing skills. After Easter, we will be moving on to our next focus text, Rockpool Rap. We will be looking at seaside poems and writing our own poems. As part of this topic we will be looking at the Victorians how what they did when they went on holiday. In science, we will be looking at animals and categorising them into groups.
In Maths we will be looking at measuring using rulers and capacity. We will also be continuing to consolidate our knowledge of addition and subtraction for numbers up to 50. We will be starting to look at multiplication and division through repeated addition and sharing.
During PE lessons, we will be following the ‘Real PE’ programme. We will be learning about how to keep healthy and how to warm up and cool down. PE will be taking place on Tuesdays and Friday.
Wild Tribe is a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn outdoor skills and will be taking place every other Friday. We will be learning key outdoor skills such as fire lighting, den building and using outdoor tools. Please ensure that the children have a warm waterproof coat and Wellington boots.
Don't forget to regularly check our Class Dojo page to see what we get up to in Siskins Class!
We are excited about all the things we are going to be learning about this term
Here are some links that we may find helpful if you wish to support your child further at home.
Mr Roberts' and Miss Atterbury's phonics videos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1gYRi7v4hcVVtbNtdRkBZAcxdpj7F8ggV
https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ to log in to free games username: march20 password: home (phase 2/3)
https://www.phonicsbloom.com/ (use the free resources - phase 2/3)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqh11DN6jmbC-OTx1N8jpEo6uCTeTDszR Geraldine the Giraffe Phonics episodes (digraph and trigraph playlist).
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ Free ebooks for children.
For maths support:
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ (lots are tablet-friendly)
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ (This is the maths scheme we use in class. There are activities you can download and videos to watch).