Welcome to Yellows!
Miss Ward, Mrs Edwards and Miss Cheema
Miss Eaton and Mrs Collins
Miss Heritage and Mrs Patel
- PE for Yellow classes are on a Monday so please make sure your child has a PE kit in school and remove earrings on the morning before.
- Our reading folders should come to school every day. Home reading books are changed on a Monday for all children in Year 1.
- Spellings are given out in groups and these are given on a Friday, there will be a weekly spelling test every Thursday so please ensure your child has their spelling book in school.
- Homework activities are sent out at the start of each half term in a homework log. The logs will contain a list of suggested homework activities to complete over the half term. These will cover literacy, numeracy and topic areas.
- Children should be aiming to read as much as possible at home in a range of ways such as home readers, library books, bug club or sharing stories from your local library.
Library books are changed on:
- Yellow 1 - Tuesday
- Yellow 2 - Wednesday
- Yellow 3 - Thursday
(we need to have our library books in our library bags on this day).
This half term we will be having lots of fun!
In Science we will be learning about animals, including humans. We will learn about our environment, looking for creatures in their habitats in the school grounds. We will learn about the differences between birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and invertebrates. We will understand what makes a pet healthy and happy.
In History we will be exploring amazing inventors and inventions. We will be researching the following inspirational inventors: Alexander Graham Bell, Joseph Swan, Heath Robinson, John Logie Bard, Tim Berners Lee and Wallace and Gromit! We will invent and create our own invention (continues throughout the year).
In Geography we will be investigating amazing places in the UK and looking at extreme weather. We will be exploring the following areas: our local community, Seilebost beach (Scotland), Ben Nevis (Scotland), Giants Causeway (Ireland), London, Tower bridge, Stone Henge, Portmeirion Village (Wales) and take a quick visit to see Australia. We will be designing a travel brochure of our journey(continues throughout the year).
In Design Technology we will be looking at sliders. We will learn about what a slider is, when they are used and how we can make one. After making our product we will test it and evaluate our findings thinking about what went well and what we would change next time (continues throughout the year).
In music we will be learning and performing celebration songs for our Christmas carol concert. We will use our voices expressively and creatively.
In P.E we will be using dance to make a variety of shapes with our bodies. We will use high and low shapes and travel in different directions. We will develop our awareness of ourselves and others. We will learn to roll and receive a ball to and from a target area safely.
In computing we will be understanding e-safety. We will use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.
We will continue our exciting Forest School sessions with our Forest Ranger Mr Gordon. We will be discussing how pumpkins grow and decorate some. We will make firework pictures using chalk.
The children's Forest School sessions are:
Yellow 1 - Wednesday 6th November 2019 pm
Yellow 2 - Wednesday 4th December 2019 pm
Wednesday 18th December 2019 pm
Yellow 3 - Wednesday 20th November 2019 pm
Wednesday 27th November 2019 pm
We will continue 'Commando Joes' where the children will be character explorers and understand RESPECT - Resilience, Empathy, Self awareness, Passion, Excellence, Communication and Teamwork.
Important dates for your diary:
Thursday 7th November 2019 - Diwali disco (£2 per ticket) 3:30-4:30
Friday 8th November 2019 - School photographs (8:30 for families)
Autumn 1 homework prizes will be handed out
Monday 11th November 2019 - Autumn 2 homework will be handed out
Wednesday 13th November 2019 - Training day
Friday 15th November 2019 - Children in Need
Wednesday 4th December to Wednesday 11th December 2019 - Travelling book fair in school.
Thursday 5th December 2019 - Flu vaccination
Thursday 12th December 2019 - Carol concert performances (am and pm shows)