Year 1 & 2 - Fir 2020 - 2021
Welcome to our Fir Class page!
Happy New Year! We are very excited to start our new topic which is going to be very messy!
Meet the Fir Class Team
Miss Bateman (Class Teacher) Miss Rowlands (General TA) Miss Hallal (1:1 TA)
Arrangements for Fir Class
Start time: 8:55am
Entrance/exit: KS2 Door
If you have brothers/sisters in different classes, please make sure you stick to your start and finish time every day, or you may miss out on important lessons.
Spring A - Muck, Mess and Mixtures
The children loved our Enchanted Woodland topic, increasing their knowledge and developing skills.
Our new Cornerstones topic is Muck, Mess and Mixtures. We have lots of exciting lessons planned and we can not wait to see how the children progress this half term.
We’re warning you; this is going to get messy!
This half term, we’ll have a messy morning to investigate mixtures, from paint and toothpaste to jelly and shaving foam. We’ll use our science skills to explore everyday materials, investigate soap products and understand why mixtures freeze and melt. We’ll learn how to measure using scales, measuring jugs and cylinders accurately. We’ll taste a wide variety of foods, learn about healthy eating and follow recipes to make some yummy treats including pizza and ice cream! Our artwork will also rely on our mixing skills. We’ll use marbling inks to make unusual patterns, create food landscapes inspired by Carl Warner, paint with ice cubes, model clay into exciting shapes and use a variety of materials to make mixed media collages.
Help your child prepare for their project
Muck and mixtures can be messy and magical! Why not make a variety of fun recipes to reveal how mixtures can come together and change? Trifle, gooey cookies and bread would all be good to try. You could also invent a new soft drink. Mix, shake and stir a range of fruit juices, cordials and sparkling water together and taste each one. Pick the best and give it a groovy name. Alternatively, try making different bubble mixtures to see which make the biggest bubbles!
Please find attached below, a copy of the Knowledge Organiser and Home Learning Ideas for Muck, Mess and Mixtures.
Please remember if your child is self-isolating or if our bubble/school closes please access Google Classroom, where daily Home Learning will be provided and need to be completed to ensure that they do not fall behind. Work provided will match classwork.
It is really important that we have good communication between school and our parents/carers, so if you have any concerns regarding your child, please do not hesitate to contact me on our class email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Usually I would have an open door policy at the end of the school day for you to come and have a chat with me but that will be difficult with the restrictions that are currently in place. Therefore, please email me with any issues/ concerns and I will reply by email or phone if necessary.
Your child will be given a new reading book based on their own reading ability for them to read at home with an adult, plus a book to be shared together from the library. Reading journals and books need to be in school everyday. Encourage your child to read to you daily. Regular reading has a massive impact on your child's progress across all subjects. When your child reads with you please date and sign your reading journal so that we can monitor children's progress properly. Check your reading journal daily as we might write you a note.
P.E will be taught on a Wednesday morning with Miss Rowlands and Thursday afternoon with Miss Bateman. Please note from September we are asking that on a Wednesday and Thursday children come to school in their PE kits to avoid dressing/undressing in school.
This is sent out weekly (usually a Wednesday) and to be handed in on a Monday. Presentation of homework is important so please encourage your child to write in pencil, underline with a ruler and write the date neatly.
If your child is self-isolating or if our bubble/school closes please access Google Classroom, where daily Home Learning will be provided and need to be completed to ensure that they do not fall behind. Work provided will match classwork.
Phonics Play - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources
Oxford Reading Buddy - https://www.oxfordreadingbuddy.com/uk
BBC Bitesize - http://bbc.com/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p
SumDog - https://pages.sumdog.com
Times Table Rockstars - https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student
Maths Zone - http://mathszone.co.uk
Fun ICT games - https://www.ictgames.com