Welcome to Orange Class
Orange Class consists of 25 hardworking, keen-to-learn children. Miss Bushnell is the class teacher with help from Mrs Spink and Mr Rowley who are our super Teaching Assistants.
Our topic this half-term is...
From A to B
This term our Learning Journey has a history focus, but English, Maths, Geography, Science, Art, DT, PE, RE and Music will all link together to create an exciting, memorable learning experience.
In English, we will be focusing on the wonderful story 'Meerkat Mail' by Emily Gravett and going on an adventure with Sunny. We will also be creating some exciting transport poetry as well as writing a non-chronological report linked to our history topic.
In Science, we will be learning about materials and their properties exploring how we can change the shape of a material by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching them. Metal, plastic, wood, glass... just some of the materials we use to make the things that surround us. In Orange Class the children will explore the purpose and appropriateness of different materials for specific tasks. For example, which material would be best to make a pillow?
In our Learning Journey, we will be exploring how travel has changed over time and how transport has evolved.
As well as this, we will also be researching some historical figures - George Stephenson - Father of the Railways and - The Wright Brothers - who invented, built and flew the first successful airplane.
PE is currently on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon however please ensure PE kits are in school at all times. In PE, we will be focusing on travelling and finding different ways of linking movement together using our REAL PE scheme.
Year 1 Phonics Screening Check
The Department for Education have proposed that for 2020/21 only, subject to necessary legislation, schools will administer a past version of the Phonics Screening Check to Year 2 pupils during the second half of the autumn 2020 term.
Children who reach the expected standard (the "pass threshold") will not be required to complete any more assessments; children who don't reach the expected standard will take the Screening Check in June 2021.
KS1 SATS Information May 2021
Children in Orange Class will be taking their SATS tests during May. This is nothing for children or parents to worry about. The tests are not qualifications and don’t affect your child’s future options in school. The results are an opportunity to compare pupils nationally to ensure schools are helping pupils to master the basics in English and Mathematics, and make progress.
For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-and-2-national-curriculum-tests-information-for-parents,
where you can find information leaflets and videos for more details about KS1 and KS2 SATS.
Please read with your child as often as possible (every day if you can). Research shows that children who read at home make better progress with their reading generally.
The National Literacy Trust which suggested that young people who read outside class were 13 times more likely to read above the expected level for their age.
It also follows a study from London's Institute of Education published last week which suggested that children who read for pleasure are likely to be better at both maths and English than those who rarely read in their free time.Please encourage your child to bring their reading bag to school every day.