Welcome to Term 4
Morning routine– As normal, every Monday. Wednesday, Friday morning children are to continue to come into class independently.
On a Tuesday and Thursday from 8.45-8.55, parents and carers are encouraged to come into class and read with their child. This is a time for children to read their reading books. If children are not able to read to a parent or carer they must sit on the carpet and complete the morning activity.
Tuesdays– In term 4, Mrs Roberts will continue to teach Year one.
PE -Year one will continue to have PE on a Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Please can you make sure that your child has a P.E kit in school on these days. Letters will be sent home if they are not in school.
Reading books: Children are encouraged to change their reading books independently in the mornings and afternoons.
Term 4 – Developing a sense of self
During this core learning strand, we will be developing children’s knowledge of themselves and others. We want the children to develop strategies to help manage their emotions and when resolving conflicts.
Our first I can is.. I can identify my emotions and feelings.
Please try to reinforce this at home to help ensure a positive school and home partnership.
Dates for the Diary
If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything about your child in detail then please feel free to do so at the end of the day or you can book an appointment at the office.
Maths Work along:
Monday 5th March at 9.30am—10.30. All
Enquiry – ‘Starry Night’
Our enquiry this term is all about art and using it as a stimulus for the children to explore their own creativity. To begin this topic, we will have a WOW day based around the artist Vincent Van Gogh. The children will listen to ‘Starry Night’ by Don Mclean and explore how Van Gogh uses stars in his art work. Alongside this, we will explore photos of stars in the galaxy and go on an inspiring Starry Night walk in our new outdoor area. Following this, we will create our own
versions of a starry night and celebrate with an end of term art work exhibition.
During our enquiry afternoons we have been exploring art and repeated patterns. The children have been using different resources to do this and enjoy different art forms. We are really looking forward to our new enquiry this term which is called ‘Hello, I’m new here’ where we will be learning all about Geography.
In phonics we have been revising all of our phase two and three sounds that we learnt in reception. We are now starting to learn some new phase five sounds. The children have been applying their phonics sounds inside and outside the classroom. We have been learning the difference between ‘real’ words and ‘nonsense’ words. Why don’t you continue this at home by creating your own ob and bob words?
In maths we have been magnificent mathematicians!
We have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes. The children worked in groups and had a go at a variety of activities. They had the challenge of sorting shapes based on their characteristics. How many corners do they have? Which shapes are curved/straight? How many sides are there?
We have also been exploring place value of teen numbers. We had a go at separating ‘teen’ numbers into 10s and 1s using different equipment.
Displays and Children’s Work
Take a look at some of our work and sometimes us in the classroom. You are always welcome to come into school and take a closer look. You can see from the displays in our classrooms the variety of topics we cover. As the year progresses, the displays change. By July, you will be able to see the whole range of subjects we have covered. Our Working walls help us learn – the content builds as the term progresses.