Wrens Christmas Sing Along - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
During closure, work will be uploaded to the Learning from Home page which can be found in the Parents tab. As Wrens are a mixed year group work will be added to the year group your child is in.
We are a mixed class of 30 Year 1 and Year 2 children. Our class teacher is Miss O'Hara and we are supported by Mrs Patel.
Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. Can we please make sure children have a full PE kit in school which is named. If your child wears earrings, can you make sure these are taken out on this day.
Homework will be given out every Friday and will include activities linked to previous and current learning. This will be available on Seesaw and the children have received a homework book for writing activities.
Spellings will also be sent home each Friday for the children to learn and they will be tested the following Thursday. Please help your child learn them so we can get them all right.
Reading books will be sent out each Monday. They should be returned on Thursday. We like to read in Wrens and ask that our grown-ups to listen to us read at home and comment in our diaries so we can get our book changed.
We have a special reading scheme to encourage reading and we receive prizes for reading certain numbers of books. We really enjoy this! If you have any concerns please call in to see our teachers.
Phonics is very important as it supports your child with their reading and writing. Each day the children will have a phonics lesson where the children will learn to use segmenting and blending skills to read and write words.
In June, every child in Year 1 will sit the 'Year 1 Phonics Screening'. This will test your child's ability to use their phonics to read real and nonsense words.
Please try and support your child at home with their phonics. Below you will find a link to free games the children can play to help them with their phonics.
Please ensure that you listen to your child read, daily if possible, to help them to progress. We will change your child's book on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If we feel your child is ready, we will move them on to a more difficult level. It is very important that you also do other activities with their reading book, for example:
* Ask questions about the pictures
* Talk about what has happened
* Discuss the character names and how they felt
* Predict what will happen next or how the story might end
* Find your favourite part of the story
* Retell the story with or without the pictures
Remember to write in your child's reading diary so that we know about all the hard work that is going on at home!
This is what we do in school and it would be brilliant if this could be continued at home!
Dates for your diary
Friday 23rd October - School closes for half-term
Tuesday 3rd November - School opens
Friday 18th December - School closes for Christmas at 1.30pm
Monday 4th January - School opens
What have the Wrens been up to?
Photos will be added throughout the year so please keep checking!
This half term we are learning about adventure stories and letters. Our focus texts will be Wind In Th Willows for adventure stories. We will be focusing on adjectives and conjunctions, and retelling the story before adapting it to create our own. We will continue with our writing prompts of think it, say it, finger spaces and full stops in all our sentences.
In Maths, we will continue with place value and begin to look at numbers up to 100 and use this in addition and subtraction. In place value we will also begin to count in 3s, look at rounding numbers and estimating numbers on a number line.
In PE, we are focusing on kicking a ball and using other skills to play games and apply tactics. We also have a coaching session again this half term for dance. In dance, we will be learning a dance routine.
This half term we are learning about materials. We will sort materials based on their properties and use our knowledge to make predictions and test the materials to make house for The Three Little Pigs.
This half term our theme is 'The United Kingdom' and we will be doing lots of Geography and Art. We will be looking at the UK and the four countries and identifying their capital cities. We will also be looking at famous landmarks for each country as part of our human and physical resources. The children will be looking at maps and aerial photographs to compare our school with another. In Art, we will be looking at the work of Georgia O'Keefe to produce our own artwork focusing on the flowers of the UK countries.
We are learning about Hindu Dharma and thinking about how people express their devotion. We will be thinking about special events and how we can make someone close to us feel special.
In Computing, we will be using technology to research for our leaflets, creating powerpoints and copying and pasting images. We will also be revisiting our online safety and thinking about how we stay safe online.