Our class teacher for the 2019-20 academic year is Mrs Angela Mitchell.
Our teaching assistant is Mrs Deborah Russell.
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Home Learning Webpages
www.twinkl.co.uk/offer – This is a widely used educational site that offers lots of resources across all areas of the curriculum. They are currently offering free access for a month. Enter the following code – CVDTWINKLHELPS Once logged on navigate to the Parent’s hub for support and information.
www.teachyourmonstertoread.com – Phonics website with lots of fun games. Navigate to Teacher’s Area and then Classroom toolkit for mini-games and songs. Usborne publishers are currently also offering this as a free app on IOS.
www.ictgames.com – Phonics and maths games for both desktop and tablets.
www.topmarks.co.uk – Also contains maths and literacy resources but also some lovely Spring and Easter activities.
www.oxfordowl.co.uk – This requires you to set up a username, but you can subscribe for free. *Do not select the paid content – you will not need it.* Navigate to the e-books section for a wide selection of the Oxford Reading Tree books that we use within school.
bbc school radio – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p007g5y4 Learning resources for primary schools offering video, audio and downloads for Early Years covering dance, music, history, collective worship, literacy and maths.
www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/52060 – This site has guidance for each numberblock episode. It explains the maths taught and what questions to use to support children in developing their sense of number.
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga – Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specifically for children.
We will be starting this term with a Winter week. The children will be investigating the changes in weather and talking about what we can see around us that tells us it is Winter. We will be trying to recall the names of the four seasons.
The children will then begin our topic of ‘People Who Help Us’. We will be finding out about the people who help in our everyday lives (family, friend, teachers) and about people who can help in an emergency (police, firefighters etc.). We will be having lots of visitors and will be thinking of questions to ask them. We will end the first half term with a trip to the library in Royton.
During the second half term, we will be learning about animals. Our topic will be called ‘Fur, Feathers and Fins’ and will start with a visitor who will be bringing in owls and other birds for us to see. The children will be talking about their own pets, farm animals and wild animals. We will be reading the story ‘Dear Zoo’ and writing letters to the zoo. We will finish this half term with a trip to Pets At Home.
Mr Morris, a Sports Development leader from Oldham council, will be coming in every Monday morning to deliver SPLAY (Sport through Play) sessions with the children. These will be in the school hall and children will need pumps.
Mrs Emmott, a specialist music teacher, will be coming in to deliver music sessions on a Wednesday morning. The children will sing lots of songs based on our current topic, clap and sing to a beat, play with sounds and words and have an opportunity to play lots of musical instruments.
Outdoor learning is a huge part of the Early Years curriculum and the children will have plenty of opportunities to work in our outdoor area. Children will need to have a pair of wellies in school and wear a good, waterproof coat.