PE will be on Monday and Tuesday afternoon although it is important for your child’s PE kit to be in school every day, in case of changes to the timetable (due to weather, for example).
Mrs Wilson is the class teacher.
Mrs Adams is our teaching assistant and is based in Ash Class every day.
Mrs George will teach RE and P4C on a Wednesday afternoon.
Our theme up until February half term will be ‘The Seaside’. Within this topic, we will start by thinking about what it is like to be at the seaside. We will be comparing the localities of Cromer and Cottingham and learning about how Cromer has changed in the past hundred years. We will also be learning about various sea creatures and their habitats which will lead us on to think about which materials we can use to build a home for ourselves. The children will be learning how to classify sea creatures and what they need to survive. The children will also be learning about Grace Darling and what she did to help those who lived by the sea.
In English Experience, the children have already begun to produce some wonderful writing using the Pixar film ‘La Luna’ as a stimulus. We have been learning how to choose ‘powerful’ adjectives and use repetition to build a story which will ‘hook’ the reader. We will soon be moving on to use Julia Donaldson’s ‘The Singing Mermaid’ as our focus text which will tie in with our Theme topic. We will be spending 2-3 weeks on each text and we will alternate fiction with non-fiction.
This term in Maths, we are working on Place Value and Addition and Subtraction, as well as other areas of Number. Children will work on Shape, Space and Measures and will be able to apply their skills in Theme as well as working on Data-Handling during our Theme slots; giving purpose to their learning. ‘Big Maths’ will also be taught to the children for 20 minutes, 4 times each week. ‘Big Maths’ improves mental ability and helps children to learn number facts.
We also have daily Read Write Inc phonics sessions and we spend time each day practising our handwriting following the successful Kinetic Letters programme.