Finches


 

Welcome To Year 1!

      

Meet the team:

Teacher: Miss Court

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Hunt

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Dancey

 

Class Information:

Curriculum Updates: 

Each term we will be posting an up to date curriculum overview. This will outline the learning opportunities available for your child throughout the term.

Curriculum Overviews (Finches Class)

 

Family Learning Homework:

Please check here for your child's most up to date FAMILY LEARNING GRID: 

Homework Grids (Finch Class)

 

February Half Term Homework Fun!

 

Reading Information:

 

Phonics:

Coming soon...

                                                        

We have recently purchased a brand new and fun Phonics program in Key Stage 1. StoryTime Phonics is a Letters and Sounds based program that teaches phonics through real texts. We are so excited about StoryTime Phonics as it encourages children to immerse themselves in books and links with our school vision to "Create Memories, Build Futures". All of the staff have had the StoryTime Phonics training and are now preparing the resources needed to implement this new way of teaching Phonics. This will be rolled out to the children and parents in Term 3!

For more information about StoryTime Phonics, please read our poster:  

StoryTime Phonics

StoryTime Phonics Info Sheet
Updated: 26/10/2019 3.45 MB

 

Class News!

 

Term 4 - WELCOME TO THE CIRCUS!

    

This week we have been joining up with the Dove Class to take part in our whole school "Take one book and run with it" theme. All of our lessons have been themed around the circus!

To launch this mini topic, Mrs Hunt and Mrs Dancey gave each of us a mystery ticket as we arrived on Monday morning: 

  

As we entered the classroom the Greatest Showman soundtrack was playing and we had mindfulness clown tasks to complete! The Dove Class joined us and we were informed that our tickets would allow us to not only watch circus acts but to take part in circus skills activities too! 

 

 

 

We had so much fun! We were all very excited to see what we would be up to for the remainder of the day! 

We watched Mrs Cantwell introduce our book for the week "Leon and The Place Between": 

This was a magical moment! The story was filled with jugglers, acrobats, clowns and magic! 

Our day continued with Circus crafts and Lego STEM challenges: 

    

What a wonderful way to start our mini topic!

 

Term 3 - Now Press Play!

We have been using the brand new Now Press Play equipment to explore habitats as part of our Rumble In The Jungle topic. Here are some of our favourite moments:

 

Term 3 - Can you leap like a frog? Science theme! 

In Science we have been comparing different animal features to humans. Here are our favourite moments: 

Here we are investigating human legs - can you leap like a frog? 

We experimented with worms (vegan-friendly sweets and spaghetti). Does a human mouth work like a beak? 

We explored the body of a worm too!