The class teacher in Peach Class is Miss Jardine. The teaching assistant is Mrs Coster.
Our topic for this half term is ‘What’s it made of?’ This is a science topic about different materials. The children will be exploring different materials beginning with those that the Three Little Pigs used in their story with the big bad wolf! They will be investigating the properties of materials in more detail and learning scientific vocabulary such as transparent and flexible. Do talk to your child about what objects are made of and why that material is used for a particular object i.e. why would lego make a good material for a three little pigs house but paper wouldn’t? Look out for a lovely half-term homework project based on materials.
P.E will be on Wednesday mornings. Please ensure named P.E kits come into school on the first Monday of each half term, thank you. They will be returned to you before each half term holiday for a freshen up.
We have introduced guided reading sessions in class to teach comprehension skills when reading. Phonics continues to take place daily at 09.10. Thank you for reading with your children at home. When reading with your child, encourage them to explain to you what has happened in the book. This enables you to check their understanding as well as their ability to read the words. We check reading logs regularly and lots of the class have received Red Ted rewards in assembly. The children really enjoy moving up levels within their reading books, too.
In maths we will be looking at position (under, above, beneath, next to, left and right etc) and how to split a number into tens and ones. In addition we start to use the column method for simple addition where no regrouping is needed – for instance 22 + 6.
In Literacy we will be looking at non-fiction writing on materials and will be reading The Three Little Pigs and Cinderella.
Please do not hesitate to ask if you would like some ideas on how to support your child’s learning.
Miss Jardine and Mrs Coster