Crocodile Class - Foundation Stage 2 and Year 1
Autumn 1 Topic
Magnificent Miners and All About Me
Our class PE day is Monday and Tuesday we will be doing Yoga. Children will need a suitable PE kit on that day. Thank you.
Welcome to Crocodile Class!
Crocodile Class is a mixed Year 1 and Foundation Stage 2 class. We have 30 children in total, 20 Year 1 children and 10 Foundation Stage. Miss Cheesmond is the class teacher and Mrs Oldfield is the teaching assistant.
We have lots of exciting activities planned for the first half of the autumn term! Our new topic is called Magnificent Miners and we will be learning all about the mining community in Bentley and the importance of mining to our local history. We will explore the uses of coal and how it was used in homes in the past. This will link into our science work on materials and what materials are used for. As well as this we will also be working on English and maths lessons daily along with phonics, spelling, RE, PE and music. In our English lessons we will be sharing texts on the theme of All About Me as we all get to know each other. Where possible we will try and link our topic to all our sessions. All the children will have access to continuous provision to enhance their learning experience and build on from their learning journey in Foundation Stage.
Homework and Spellings
Homework and spellings are sent out every Friday. Homework is due back the following Friday and the spelling quiz will also take place on the following Friday. Every half term children will receive a topic booklet for them to carryout lots of Chloe Creative work at home relating to our topic. We do encourage the children to be independent and hand their homework into the homework tray as they come into the classroom. Please help us by reminding them to do this as they come into school.
PE is every Monday. However, we do advise that children bring their PE kits every Monday and take them home on a Friday.
Toast and juice
Toast and juice will be unavailable when we first return. As soon as it is up and running again we will let you know.
Just a reminder that toast and juice is available to all children in KS1. Toast is 20p and juice is 30p. If your child has milk through the ‘Cool Milk’ scheme then they will have this at playtime instead of juice. We ask that children are responsible for their own toast and juice money and they order this on a Monday morning for the week.
Crocodile Class is a place where children feel safe and secure. We pride ourselves as one team. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate in coming to see us.
Temporary Changes to Reading
Due to the ongoing situation with COVID 19 the children will not be bringing home a reading book. Instead all parents are encouraged to use the Oxford Owl website. Here your child can read age appropriate books and complete activities linked to the book they have just read. As more guidance is released then we will look to re-introduce children taking books home. Children will still have access to books in school, which will be cleaned regularly and used only by your child's class bubble.
Once books are allowed home again the following is encouraged:
The children will all continue to bring home a reading book and we ask that you sign their planners to let us know if they have finished the book or what page they have read up to. We are keen to develop fluency so we like to encourage children to re-read their books before changing them. We ask that children read at least three times a week at home and that planners are signed.