Welcome to Tiger Class!
Autumn Term 1
Tigers, welcome to your new class! I am really looking forward to a fun and exciting year with you all! Here is some information about what you will be getting up to this half term.
English this half term will be text led, focusing on the book ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers.
Throughout this unit, all children will:
Children who are working deeper will:
Writing opportunities throughout this unit:
Read, Write, Inc.
Phonics will take place daily, following the Read, Write, Inc. scheme. These lessons will incorporate learning phonics sounds, reading and spelling.
Our Maths focus this half term is place value to 10 and addition and subtraction. By the end of term the children will be able to:
In Geography, the children will be focusing on ‘Our School and the Local Area’. Throughout this topic, the children will:
ArtIn Art, we will start by exploring different shapes, line and patterns and will be using a variety of mediums including pencils, pastels and charcoal. We will also be looking at the artist Ian Fennelly and creating artwork inspired by him.
The PSHE focus is ‘I can like myself the way I am’ and will be focused around the text ‘Elmer’ by David Mckee. The children will begin to understand the ways in which they are different and how to make their classroom welcoming to others.
In Computing, we will be focusing on E-Safety. This will include how to stay safe online, regarding our personal information and understanding who we can and cannot trust online.
Our first music topic is ‘Simple Rhythms’. The children will practise using their voice, hands and instruments to create simple rhythms.
PE will take place on Mondays and Fridays, this half term the children will be focusing on Gymnastics and Ball Skills.
Homework is a little different this year as it will all be set online and will not be returned to the class teacher. There will be weekly spellings linked to the Read, Write, Inc. sounds learnt in class. There will also be a maths activity to consolidate the learning from the week. This will be set online on a Thursday and can be found under the 'Homework' tab at the bottom of the class page.
Reading books will be sent home each week. Please read these books more than once if possible to increase fluency. You will change these every Friday so please make sure your reading books are in school that day.
You can also read online at https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school each day.
If anyone has any questions they would like to ask me, please feel free to see me after school or arrange an appointment.