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 Little Red Riding Hood. We will be building up our reading and writing skills by exploring this story. In this first term, we will be making sure that we are using our phonics skills to write words and starting to use capital letters and full stops. We will also be exploring other traditional tales and looking at what makes them similar and different.
In maths, we will be practising counting to 20 forwards and backwards. We will then move on to solving simple addition and subtraction problems using resources such as Numicon, tens frames and number lines. We will also be learning to fluently recall number bonds to 10.
In science, we will be learning about what makes animals different. We will be spending time observing different animals and learning about what they look like, how they move and what they eat.
In geography, we will start to build up our geographical vocabulary by learning about our school. We will explore maps and create some bird's eye views of the school.
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 Thursdays.
Wild Tribe is a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn outdoor skills and will be taking place every Thursday. 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).