Reception/Year 1 – Yellow

Welcome to Yellow Class

Our class teacher for the 2019-20 academic year is Mrs S Evans.

Our teaching assistant is Ms Eastmond.

Daily Worship:

Collective Worship: Worship 2 Go Wk 1- Hope

Collective Worship: Worship 2 Go Wk 2 – Courage

Collective Worship: Worship 2 Go Wk 4 – Kindness

Collective Worship: Worship 2 Go Wk 5 – Thy Kingdom Come

Pentecost Challenge Resource

Online Safety – Covid-19 Letter to Parents:

Online Safety for Parents 8.4.2020

Home Learning web-links

Purple Mash: https://www.purplemash.com      your child’s login has been sent home in their red home learning book.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offerThis 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.

 

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ Phonics website with lots of fun games. Navigate to Teacher’s Area and then Classroom toolkit for minigames and songs.Usborne publishers are currently also offering this as a free app on IOS. Teach Your Monster 2 and 3 (Champion Readers) are also available.

 

https://www.ictgames.com/Phonics and maths games for both desktop and tablets.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Also contains maths and literacy resources but also some lovely Spring and Easter activities.

 

https://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 radiohttps://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.

 

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/52060This 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/CosmicKidsYogaYoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specifically for children.

In Yellow Class, we cover many exciting topics to enhance children’s knowledge and understanding in-line with The National Curriculum 2014.  British Values also underpin our curriculum.

Our key topic areas this year are:

What is it like to be a St Anne’s Learner?

Core text:  ‘I Am Too Absolutely Small For School ‘ by Lauren Child and ‘Starting School’ by Janet and Allan Alhberg.

This is a Geography based topic.  We will be learning about our school and the surrounding area.

Where do the leaves go in Winter?

Core text: ‘Leaf Man’ by Lois Ehlert

This is a Geography based topic.  During this topic the children will be learning about seasonal changes and the different trees and plants around our school

Who else has helped me in the past?       

Core text: Little Mouse/Little Mouse Helps Out by Riikka Janti

This is a History based topic. This topic is a study of changes in living memory.

Would Great Grandma play with toys like mine?

Core text: Dogger  by Shirley Hughes 

This is a History based topic. This topic is a study of changes in living memory.

Which birds and plants would Peter Rabbit find in our local park?

Core text: ‘The Rabbit Problem’ by Emily Gravett   ‘Peter Rabbit’ by Beatrix Potter 

This is a Geography based topic.  During this topic we will be comparing our local area to another area.

How has the Queen kept herself busy for over 90 years?

This is a History based topic.  The children will be learning about the Royal family and their significance in History.

More detail about our curriculum can be found under the Key Information section of school website under ‘Our Curriculum’.

PE:

Yellow Class will have their PE lessons on Wednesdays.  It is essential that children have the correct PE kit in school.

Kit:

Indoor sessions:

  • Black shorts
  • Red polo shirt
  • Black pumps

Outdoor sessions

  • Black shorts or dark tracksuit bottoms (winter)
  • Red polo shirt
  • Trainers (not fashionable)
  • Sweater (winter)

Our Learning Line

The Learning Line helps us the children to evaluate their own progress in lessons. Our line shows the  journey of Lola’s first experience of school life.  The children helped to design our learning line and use it in all areas of the curriculum.

We love to learn outdoors!  We will go out and use the outdoor area and quadrangle for a variety of activities and in all weathers! Please can you provide a pair of wellies for your child to wear when necessary, it is also important that your child has warm, waterproof clothing e.g. water proof coat, gloves and hats for cold and wet occasions.

Our Golden Promises:

Investors in pupils

Our class target is:

To always sit smartly on the carpet and be ready to learn.

More detailed information about class activities will be shared with parents on our weekly class newsletters.

Homework

Homework is explained on the newsletter each week.  It will be handed out on a Friday and must be returned to school the following Wednesday.  Homework will include: English or Maths, Spelling and a piece of ‘Talk’ homework which will link to our worship theme.

If you would like any more information about our class, please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office.

Mrs Evans and Ms Eastmond