Holly Class Curriculum Autumn Term 2018
Welcome to Holly Class! We hope you and the children have had a good summer and are ready for the busy term ahead.
Our topic in the first half term is ‘London’s Burning’ and the second half term is ‘Some like it hot!’. The areas we will be covering in our topics are:
|The Great Fire of London||Some like it hot!|
|History||The Great Fire of London||Geography||Hot and cold climates
Oceans and continents
Following Charanga Scheme
|Music||Rhythm in the way we walk
|Art||London’s Burning Art – drawing||Art||Painting
(hot and cold colours)
|DT||Mechanisms – pop-up cards||DT||Structures|
All other areas of the curriculum will be taught separately:
PE: Dance, Games and gymnastics
RE: Harvest, Christmas
Science: Plants – Animals
ICT/Computing: Programming and Computing
This term we will be visiting Forest School. Our first visit will be Tuesday 18th September. We will be visiting forest school every other week so watch out for the forest school sign in the classroom window and a text from school! We will visit no matter what the weather so the children will need to bring wellies and waterproof trousers and coats – please make sure they are named!
All books will be changed on Tuesday and Friday each week, by Mrs Blundell. Books can only be changed if an adult has signed to say they are finished. Ideally the children should read for 10 minutes at home every day. We will continue to listen to the children read as often as possible in class; all children participate in guided reading sessions each week. The children should not struggle too much with their reading at home; they should be practising the reading skills they learn in school and enjoying the stories. If there are any parents or grandparents who are able to spend some time listening to children read it would be very much appreciated – the children really enjoy reading to other people.
I have attached a copy of the Common Exception Words that Year 1 children are expected to be able to read, spell and write by the end of the Summer Term. We will be covering these throughout the year, but I have included them for your reference. It would be great if you could help your child learn these words at home.
Please can you make sure that your child brings a named water bottle to school on Monday, to leave in school until Friday when they can be taken home and washed. The water bottles will be refilled with fresh water every day. Bottles should only contain water – juice will be replaced if brought into school.
PE lessons will be on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please can you ensure the children have a PE kit in school at all times and that all earrings are taken out. Also, there are some dark green, fleecy jogging bottoms available to purchase from the Uniform and Leisure shop in Morecambe, which would be ideal for outdoor PE/sport activities and Forest School if the weather is a little cooler.
Homework will consist of a half termly challenge sheet where the children can choose an activity to complete each week. The activities will be linked to our class topic and will give the children the opportunity to practice the knowledge and skills they are developing in school. Homework will be collected in on Wednesday each week.
If your child suffers from Asthma please make sure we have an inhaler in school for them and the medication is “in date”.
Throughout the year there may be times when your child may be tasting foods and as such it is important that we are aware of any food allergies your child has. Therefore, please can you complete the enclosed advice slip with details of your child’s food allergies.
As always our door is always open before and after school. If you have anything you would like to discuss please do not hesitate to pop in and see us.
Thank you for your support. We look forward to working with you throughout the term.
Mrs Harding and Mrs Blundell.