Miss H Pettit - Class 1 Teacher
Mrs R Vernon - Teaching Assistant
Mrs H Pressman - Teaching Assistant
Miss D Jeacott - Personal Care Assistant (Photo to follow)
Miss L Reed - Apprentice
We hope that you all have had a fantastic summer break and we would like to welcome you to an exciting year ahead as class Explorers! On this page, you will find information regarding what we are learning in class, along with photographs of our children enjoying their learning! Key dates and school trips will also be added on here.
We have had such a fantastic first two days in Explorers Class. Miss Pettit was very impressed with how well the children settled back into school. The children showed great efforts on Friday coming to school dressed as superheroes and they came up with their own super powers in class!
Autumn Term 2019
Our very exciting project this term is: Will you read me a story? We are encouraging the children to enjoy a love for reading and to spend time in our new luxury reading corner! The children will enjoy listening to a range of different stories, joining in with repeated refrains and understanding the general structure of a story. We will be learning about ‘goodies and baddies’ and the children will get the chance to act as some of the story characters and spend time in our role play castle. Also, we will be looking at some fairy-tale twists, for example, The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas. The children will then be writing their own versions of these stories.
Friday- Show and Tell
Every Friday afternoon before celebration assembly we will have a 'show and tell' session. The children will have the opportunity to bring something special to show to the rest of the class. This will be done on alternate weeks; Year 1 children one week, F1 and F2 children the next etc.
Please read with your child regularly and note in their reading records when they have read with you. These books will increase in complexity as your child develops their reading skills.
A main focus for the first term will be on letter formation to help us with our writing. The children will be working hard to form their letters pre-cursive. Pre-cursive handwriting is the transition between printing (unjoined) letters and joining all letters in cursive writing. Therefore, it will be of benefit to them when they progress through the school. It would be great if you could encourage your child to practice this at home!