Welcome to Siskins Class!
Our teacher is Mrs Bridden and we are supported brilliantly by Mrs Marles every day. Mrs Kandes and Miss Kee teach us on a Wednesday 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 ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. We will be re-telling and sequencing the story. We will be exploring adjectives and practising writing short sentences. We will be learning about when we need to use capitals letters and full stops.
In Maths, our focus will be on Place Value and Addition & Subtraction. We will be learning to represent numbers in a variety of ways and practice counting accurately. We will learn how to solve addition and subtraction problems including missing number problems. We will be using a variety of resources and representation such as Tens Frames and Part-Part-Whole.
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 Wednesdays.
In Geography, we will learn about maps and how maps can be represented as a birds eye view. In History, we will learn about the Gunpowder Plot and find out about who Guy Fawkes was and what he believed.
Wild Tribe is a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn outdoor skills and will be taking place on Wednesdays. 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!
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).