We hope you have all had a lovely Easter break, and made the most of the lovely weather that we had. We would like to welcome everyone back to the start of the summer term in Class 7
In Maths, children will continue to build on learning from the spring term. We will continue to count in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s up to 100 and beyond for some children. Children will continue recognising place value beyond 20. They will practise adding and subtracting two numbers together (starting with apparatus and moving on to number lines) and will continue to practise reciting number bonds and doubles to 10 and 20. Finally, we will continue to build on application of maths skills taught and continue to promote independence and confidence whilst dealing with trickier questions.
This term in English, we will continue to focus on sentence construction, phonics, handwriting and building up writing stamina linked to a variety of text types and topics. Children will be encouraged to use conjunctions, sentence openers and adjectives to improve their writing with symbols, colourful semantics and word banks. Children will be kicking off the term writing a recount of their Easter holiday. Our class texts this term will be focussing on Traditional tales and then moving on to stories linked to the seaside.
In Art, children will be looking at portraits of the Royal Family and making items for our street party. We shall then move on to looking at work by artist Matisse.
In Music, we will be looking at singing familiar songs and playing instruments to the songs. In Computing, the children will be learning how to direct the Beebots around a castle.
In History, we are looking at castles and the Royal Family tree. In Science, we shall be looking at our senses and carrying out scientific experiments. We then move on to floating and sinking.
For more details about our learning this term, please click on the summer term overview.
Children will receive daily phonics sessions based on their reading and spelling ability. Children will be split into ability groups for phonics every day for 20 minutes. We also have a focused reading skills lesson, which will help improve their comprehension. This will include phonics, inference and deduction skills and written responses. Children will continue to use the outdoor area for learning. We also have regular sensory sessions and Speech and Language Therapy. Look out for the photos on Twitter!
Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school each day and a reminder that no jewellery should be worn during PE sessions. It would also be appreciated if all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) were labelled with your child’s full name and year group.
We look forward to another busy half term which is full of learning and lots of progress! As ever, if you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year please do not hesitate to speak to one of us, either after school or by making an appointment via the school office.
Miss Read and Miss Garrington
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