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 29 children in total, 19 Year 1 children and 10 Foundation Stage. Mr Oggelsby 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 all called All About Me! and we will be learning all about us, our families and where we live. In our history lessons we will be learning about changes within our families lifetime by looking at how train travel has changed in Doncaster and then about how toys are different now, to those our grandparents played with. In our science lessons we will be finding out about our body and senses. Mark making is our focus in art lessons and we will be trying to create our own self portraits!
As well as this we will also be working on English and maths lessons daily along with phonics, spelling, RE, ICT, PE and music. We will, of course, be looking at Harvest Festival and why it is a special time for Christians. In our English lessons we will be sharing texts on the theme of ourselves as we try to use our developing phonics knowledge to write sentences that include capital letters and full stops. 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 for the Year 1 children, this allows them to build on from their learning journey in Foundation Stage.
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.
As we have a fabulous garden area, we will also be using this area to enhance our learning, so please send children with a coat to school each day.
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.