Crocodile Class - Foundation Stage 2 and Year 1
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. Mr Oggelsby the class teacher and Mrs Oldfield is the teaching assistant.
We have lots of exciting activities planned for the second half of the spring term! Our new topic is all called Weather Experts and we will be learning all about the weather and seasons in our science lessons. We will be using making our own weather gauges to record the weather and use our maths skills to help us measure rainfall. Our geography focus for this half term is thinking about where we live in the United Kingdom and naming all the countries that make up the UK. We will be learning how to use maps and locate places on a map, so lots of opportunities to take our learning outdoors! As well as this we will also be working on English and maths lessons daily along with phonics, spelling, RE, PE and music. We will, of course, be looking at Easter and why it is a special time for Christians. In our English lessons we will be sharing texts on the theme of the weather as we try to use our developing phonics knowledge to write longer sentences that include adjectives and subordination. 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 carry out 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 Tuesday and Thursday. Children need to come in their kits on these days.
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 bring home a book on Monday which they will keep all week. On Friday we will collect it in and the children will get a new book on the following Monday.
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.