In Blue Class, we are currently taught by Miss Taylor and Mrs Edmunds who are supported by Mrs Goodchap. The children have all come back after Christmas ready to learn. They are a fabulous bunch of learners with lots of eager ideas to share.
Our Learning Journey theme for this term is Tumbling Through Time! This will allow us to take an exciting journey through time, stopping off to learn about various periods. We will especially focus on the Victorian era as the term progresses.
Where possible, our subjects are meaningfully and creatively linked together through our Learning Journey.
There are lots of exciting opportunities for great writing this term. We are starting the term by reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. We will be exploring different toolkits that we need in order to write across different genres. We are hoping to write a diary, some persuasive writing and some poetry by half term.
The children will continue to participate in whole class reading each day, as well as having opportunities for individual reading time.
As a class, we will continue to consolidate our GPS skills (Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling) and use them across the curriculum with confidence.
During the Spring Term, we will be learning some new skills but also consolidating old ones. We will participate in lots of mathematical talk with our 'buddies' and use equipment and drawings to deepen our understanding. We will then move forward together, to apply our skills to take part in reasoning and problem solving activities.
Please ensure your child's kit is fully labelled and in school every day as we like to make use of our fantastic all weather pitch (MUGA) whenever we can. As a general rule, PE will take place on a Thursday and Friday afternoon.
We are starting the term by learning about 'Animals and their Habitats' where we will be questioning how living things can be classified. We will be finding out more about mammals, reptiles etc.
Following this, we will be learning about 'Animals, including humans' and will hopefully prove why it is important to look after our teeth!
We will 'tumble' back to the Victorian period and learn about what it was like to go to school in those days. The children will research Queen Victoria and the British Empire.
We will be finding out about settlements and how they have changed through time.
We will be researching more about the religion of Christianity this term, looking at how Jesus is inspiring lives. We will encourage the children to ask questions and to learn some religious vocabulary specific to the Christian religion.
We will continue to focus on a Value each month and will also address British Values within our learning. Alongside this, the children will hopefully learn more about being resilient and start to develop a Growth Mindset. They may even come home talking about the Yeti! I can't do it......yet!
To start, we will be creating winter trees in the style of Narnia. As the term progresses, we will use some Victorian influences and also start developing our design skills.
In Blue Class, children are expected to read 5 times per week - please record this in the reading record books.
Maths and English work will be given on alternate weeks and spellings will come home every Friday. Please return the homework by the following Wednesday so that it can be marked. The spellings will be added to the website each week.
It is also expected that children practise their times tables at home - the children love using TT Rockstars. They have already impressed us with their ability to recall most of the times tables up to 12x12.
We are always open to offers of help in Blue Class so please do get in touch if you have some time that you would like to offer!
If there is anything that you are unsure of, then please feel free to pop by or send us an email.