I am very excited to welcome all the children back for Autumn Term. Our curriculum overview will give you an insight into your child’s learning for the term ahead, and the weekly timetable will give an opportunity to see what your child will be doing each day.
Your child will be taught through a mixture of teacher led, teacher guided and child initiated learning, both indoors and outdoors. The children will also spend time exploring the outdoor environment and participate in outdoor learning activities Therefore, please ensure your child has a waterproof coat and some wellies in school each day. Can we also please ask that names are put inside wellies and coats so we can ensure they do not get misplaced.
Following our successful trial during the summer term, the children will be split between the two classrooms - Class 7 and Class 8. This split will allow the children to learn within smaller groups and access resources appropriate to their age and ability. If you would like more information about this, please do not hesitate to contact me.
PE will take place every Tuesday afternoon. PE kits shall be kept in school until the end of each term. Again, please ensure that PE kits, including footwear, are clearly labelled with your child’s name.
Your child may bring a water bottle into school each day if they prefer to do so, however, tap water and cups are available in Class 7. If you have ordered milk for your child, they will also have a carton of milk at snack time, along with a piece of fruit if they are in KS1. However, if your child is in KS2, fruit is not provided for children. Therefore, if your child is in KS2 and wishes to, they may bring a daily healthy snack into school for snack time.
This year we will continue to use home-school communication books, which will be written in daily by myself or a member of the class team, and will be sent home every day. If for any reason I need to speak to you regarding your child’s day, I will contact you via telephone or on the school gate after school.
We operate an open door policy, so please do not hesitate to speak to myself if you have any questions or messages, which you would prefer not to put in the home-school communication book. I will be available at the classroom doors at 8:30am and end of school 3:00pm. Alternatively, if your child attends school via a taxi service, please feel free to telephone the school office to leave a message and I will call you back at the earliest opportunity.
Myself and the Class 7 team are looking forward to a fun filled Autumn Term.
Class 7 have been enjoying our topic ‘If You Go Down to The Woods’. During our topic so far have seen lots of our favourite characters including Goldilocks and The Three Bears, three Owl Babies, The Gruffalo and The Gingerbread Man. Our favourite parts have been baking Gruffalo crumble, making Owl Babies, and searching for the characters in our outdoor area.
We have been learning skills and knowledge across a range of subjects – Geography, History, Art, and ICT.
This half term Baby Bear has come back to visit Class 7. He’s come to learn all about celebrations. This will include Bonfire Night, Diwali, Birthdays and Christmas. The children will learn the stories behind theses celebrations and will reflect on their own memories of them.
Class 7 have been learning about the needs of a baby in science.
Class 7 went on a visit To Rays Farm. We went on a woodland walk and saw lots of fairy tale characters. We went in the fairy ring, held hands, closed our eyes and made a wish. but we can't tell anyone what our wish was.
We then had lunch and went around the farm animals. We saw lots of different animals, goats, reindeer, ducks, geese, llamas, horses, guinea pigs, sheep, turkeys and lots of different owls. They had a Kune kune pig which followed he rangers instructions and sat when she asked her to.
While we were there 2 baby goats were born. The ranger asked class 7 if they had any names for the goats. class 7 chose Rosie and the farm have called her Rosie class 7 were very excited.
We have been very busy in Class 7.
Thank you to all parent/carers who attended our speech and communication workshop. We looked at current Speech and Language targets and how parents could support their children with these at home.
We wrote letters to Santa and then went for a walk to the post box to post them. We really enjoyed this and are hoping to get a reply!
May 18th 2018
Look at our fantastic efforts for our 'Family homework challenge' to recreate the famous sunflower painting.
We have been working hard in phonics.
Royal Wedding Celebrations
April 23rd 2018
Class 7 celebrated St Georges day by learning about the story of 'George and the Dragon'.
We made a flag using tissue paper and acted out the story of 'George and the Dragon' outside in mixed ability pairs and masks.
During whole class reading (WCR) one group were retrieving information from a play script about a weather forecast. After the lesson, children decided to act out the script and deliver their own weather forecast to the rest of the class! Well done boys!
Look at our new display and the fantastic things we enjoy and are good at! To celebrate 'Autism Awareness month' class 7 discussed what made them special and things that they were good at. Children also gave someone in the class a compliment on something they were good at. We all left circle time feeling really good about ourselves!
Look at our amazing homework about Christopher Columbus- well done!
Class 7 had a fantastic Science week learning all about 'Disgusting Science'. On Tuesday we investigated who the poo (pretend!) belonged to. We also learnt how to make slime/snot by following a set of instructions. In sensory, we explored disgusting textures. Finally on Friday, we learnt all about mould and why it is important to wash our hands!
This week (12th March) we have started a reading buddies system during ERIC time to increase the confidence and reading abilities of the children.
Children have been put into groups of 2 or 3. They are taking on either the 'teacher' or 'reader' role and swap daily, hearing each other read.
Chinese New Year Celebrations
Class 7 celebrated ‘Chinese New Year’ by learning about the traditions celebrated in China.
Children made a Chinese drum using Chinese writing and features the ‘Year of the Dog’
Finally we shared fortune cookies with each other and learnt about their significance.
Carol Concert for Parents