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 TA
We hope you have all had a wonderful Autumn break and are ready for a busy term ahead. See below what we will be up to this term. As well as preparing for our Christmas Nativity!
Autumn Term 2019
London’s burning! London’s burning! Fire, fire! Fire, fire! Our project this term is Bright Lights, Big City. The children will find out all about London, including its history, transport and famous landmarks. They will discover what happened in the Great Fire of London. Where did it start? How did it end? Within the classroom, we will be having our very own Pudding Lane Bakery where the children can make bread buns and sell cakes. We will compare the difference of how fires were put out in 1666 to how they are put out now. The children will have a surprise visit from the fire men!
Whilst learning about London, the children have a special invitation to put on their best outfits to have tea with the Queen. They must use their best manners and comb their hair, as one will not be amused if they don’t!
Hang on, there’s someone new in town! We have a special visitor in Explorers' Class this half term too! Marley the Meerkat, has come all the way from Zambia, he wants to make sure he explores all sights and sounds of London before he finally meets his family at London Zoo. Marley is extremely busy because he's not only visiting London, he is also going to be travelling around the United Kingdom and showing the children the sights of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We hope our Explorers' will hop in a black cab, help Marley with his adventures and enjoy the ride this term!
Visit from Her Majesty!
Explorers' received a special invitation from Lord Chancellor inviting them to a Royal Tea Party with Her Majesty, The Queen! So prior to her visit, we have been learning facts about the Queen. The children came up with some very important rules that they had to follow when she arrived. They practised their bows and curtsies and please and thank yous. We even had our very own guard! Below are some pictures of how much fun we had at our wonderful tea party with the Queen!
Friday- Year 1 Spelling test and 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!