Hello all and welcome to your very first class page! We have got lots of exciting learning taking place during your first term at school. We will spend the first couple of weeks really getting to know each other and settling into school life and routines. We will start with our PSHE topic, where we will collectively come up with class rules and create our very own class flag which stays displayed in our classroom all year round as a reminder of our agreement to these rules. We will then be creating our own self-portraits in our Art topic. During Science this half term we will be looking at what we can see in our world around us so we will be outside exploring a lot for this one! We will also looking into how animals change both through life cycles and from young to adult later on in the second half term. In History, we will be looking at how toys have changed over time and discussing similarities and differences between these toys and those that mums and dads played with when they were little. In RE, we will be looking at how people celebrate and will be focusing on the religion of Hinduism and their celebration of Diwali. Then, before Christmas we will be looking at what happens in church and linking this to the importance of the Nativity story for Christians! Our DT topic will have us creating dinosaur sculptures using natural materials from our outdoor explorations and we will also be looking at what our world looked like when dinosaurs roamed and how this has changed over time in our Geography topic. In Computing, we will be looking at algorithms and then creating our own to be able to move a dinosaur. Last but not least, we will be creating, performing and singing in our Music topic of ‘Me!’
Our PE day is a Friday. Children will need to come to school already dressed in their PE kits for this please. Friday will also be our ‘Forest Friday’ Session so children will need appropriate clothing for this also depending on the weather. A change of footwear such as Wellies is also very important for these sessions.
I cannot wait to get stuck into our fun-filled (and very busy) first term and I hope you’re looking forward to what we’ve got planned to! Please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions and be sure to look out for ‘home challenges’ set on Marvellous Me!
Mrs R x