Year 1 & 2 - Fir 2020 - 2021
Welcome to our Fir Class page!
We are very excited to welcome you into our class and get to know you all in September. We have got some very exciting lessons planned for the year ahead. This year has been a very strange one but don't worry about coming back to school, we will look after each other and have lots of fun learning! Please read the attached files so you can get yourself familiar with what to expect in Fir class and maybe do some learning before we start!
Arrangements for Fir Class in September
Start time: 9:00am
Entrance/exit: KS1 Learning Lab
Meet the Fir Class Team
Miss Bateman (Class Teacher) Mrs Wood (HLTA) Mrs Paley (TA) Mrs Foulkes (TA)
Miss Bateman is the regular class teacher. Mrs Wood is our class HLTA in the mornings and will also cover PPA on a Wednesday morning. Mr Howsam and Mr Perry will also be covering PPA for PE and Spanish. Mrs Paley will be working in class on a specialist basis every morning and Tuesday-Friday afternoons. Mrs Foulkes will be working in class on a specialist basis on a Monday afternoon.
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: email@example.com.
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.
Autumn 1 - Paws, Claws and Whiskers
Our first Cornerstones topic is Paws, Claws and Whiskers.
Soft fur, sharp claws and twitching whiskers... What's your favourite animal? One that meows? One that barks? Or maybe one that scurries or slithers?
From pets at home to animals in the zoo, let's find out what animals like to eat and where they like to sleep. Do you know how to look after a rabbit? A cat? Or even a snake?
Find out how the elephant got his trunk and how the rhinoceros got his leathery skin... Perhaps you know how the dog got his waggy tail? Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Who is a herbivore and who is a carnivore?
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 Mr Howsam and Thursday afternoon with Miss Bateman. Please note from September we are asking that on a Wednesday children come to school in their PE kit and bring their uniform and shoes in a bag to get changed into after PE. This bag will go home and brought back the next day for PE on Thursday. Children should come to school in uniform on Thursday because PE is in the afternoon.
Homework will be provided online. More information to follow...
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
Maths Zone - http://mathszone.co.uk
Fun ICT games - https://www.ictgames.com