Meet our Team
|Miss Billington||Phase Leader & Class Teacher|
|Miss Farrar||Class Teacher|
|Miss Richards||Class Teacher|
|Mrs Allan||Teaching Assistant|
|Mrs Betteridge||Teaching Assistant|
|Mrs Highley||Teaching Assistant|
Our Big Journey
This half term, our Big Journey is: Ahoy There! Our 'Super Start' will involve the children receiving a letter from Captain Pete Pugwash! His crew have fallen overboard during a horrific storm and therefore needs a new crew! The children will complete a variety of challenges to earn stamps. For our 'Fabulous Finish,' the children will be graduating from Pirate School!
During this geography based topic, children will be travelling as pirates through the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world. We will be comparing the locations and weather patterns of the UK and Brazil and learning about Brazilian landmarks, culture, rainforests and cities.
In class we will be reading "Albert and the Giant Squid" by Luke Temple who has visited our school in January!
In Literacy we will be writing poems about Spring using similes and a variety of new vocabulary. We will also be writing a non-chronological report about pirates and about the rainforest in Brazil. To finish, we will be looking at stories from other cultures and writing our own.
We would like to try and encourage children to read their book at least 3 times. We feel that this will help to develop the children's decoding skills, fluency and comprehension skills. Children have the opportunity to change their reading book everyday. Please make sure children read every night as reading is vital to ensure that children make progress with their learning. There is now evidence to show that children who read regularly at home improve their attainment in maths and writing too!
In Maths we will be focussing on Time, Statistics, Money and Place-Value. During the Time unit, children will be learning to tell the time to the hour, half an hour, quarter hours and to 5 minutes. Children will also be investigating tally charts, pictograms and block graphs during their Statistics unit. By the end of the Money unit, children will be able to recognise British coins and notes, add money to make specific amounts and work out the change given. Please help us by practising counting in 10s, 2s, 5s, and 3s.
Maths Weekly Skills Test
Every Friday the children will complete a Maths Weekly Skills test. There are 20-25 questions which focus on all aspects of the KS1 maths curriculum. Each week the children will be given their score and will have the opportunity to take it home and work on those questions that they found difficult. The aim is to keep improving and beating their personal score on a weekly basis!
This term we will be developing our Gymnastics skills during our indoor PE slot as well as creating a Samba dance. We will also be completing the Golden Mile every week during our outdoor PE slot. Please ensure that both indoor and outdoor PE kits are brought in to school on a Monday and stay in school until Friday.
Below are links to some great websites that you can visit with your child. These will support your child's learning at home.
Bug Club Online Reading: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0
Your child can read lots of online books on this site. Their login details are in their Home School Planner.
Your child can access Espresso at home - there are lots of great educational games on the site as well as News and Information pages designed for children.
Oxford Owl: www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Sign up to children's books online for free. There are also tips on how to support your child to read at home.
Phonics Play: www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
A range of fun games and activities to develop children's phonics skills.
KS1 Bitesize: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/
Activities and games to support children's maths, literacy and science learning.