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Our Reception/Year 1 team are:
Mrs Williams (Teacher) & Mrs Price (TA)
As Historians we will recall the events that led to the first man on the moon, talking about Yuri Gagarin, Tim Peeke and Neil Armstrong and ordering space suits and rockets throughout the ages.
As Geographers we will look at reading a simple map, using a compass, looking at and understanding aerial photos, locating and naming the continents of the world and comparing Burnham on Sea to Florida and Moscow. These activities will link to our 'Space Chase' topic.
Our EYFS role play area will be transformed into a space station with opportunities for the children to dress as astronauts, spot for Alien life using binoculars and cameras, send information back to earth via our space station controls and computers, play space games and even imagine they are Alien's!!!!
Important Dates for your Diary
Friday 7th February: PFSA Drop in at St Joseph’s 9.00-10.30am
Tuesday 11th February: Safer Internet Day
Friday 14th February: Break up for ½ Term
Monday 24th February: Return to school
Wednesday 26th February: Ash Wednesday Mass in the church at 9.30am
Monday 16th March: Parents’ Evening 3.30-6.00 pm
Tuesday 17th March: Parents’ Evening 3.30-6.00 pm
Thursday 19th March: Feast of St Joseph
Friday 20th March: St Joseph’s Day afternoon children’s fundraiser
Wednesday 1st April: Easter Mass in the church at 9.30am
Friday 3rd April: Break up for Easter
Monday 20th April: Return to School
Today we had a visit from Cafod. After an assembly a lady came into our classroom to talk to us about our world and how important it is that we look after it. The lady had a letter from Pope Francis that she read out to us saying how concerned he is that we are not looking after our world. We then completed an activity together as a class sorting out some pictures of people caring for the environment and some of people harming the environment.
We shared our promises that we will make to help look after our world.
Our Autumn Term Topic was 'Toy
This is a history based topic which will give them the opportunity to compare old Victorian toys with modern toys that they might play with today. They will learn about famous inventors including Bernard Loomis the man who invented Barbie and Hot Wheels.
Homework will go home on Fridays. Year 1 will be asked to complete a sheet of Maths and English written work and will also need to practice weekly spellings. Please return homework by the following Wednesday at the latest. Reception children will have one piece of homework to complete.
& Tell - Year 1
Your child will have the opportunity to share something with the rest of the class. This could be information about a place they have visited, a drawing or something they have made at home or a birthday or celebration they have been part of etc. Please try to avoid sending in toys. As they will be talking to the rest of the class, it is good to have a practise at home first. The other children will have a chance to ask them questions about what they have shared.
The days are as follows:
Tuesday- Jamie, Indianna, Archie, Amelia.C
Wednesday- Isaac, Sanae, Preston, Anya
Thursday- Ethan, Joshua, Ciara, Reuben, Amelia.P
Friday - Louie, Sawyer, Madox, Alexander
The Reception children will not take part in 'Show & Tell.' Instead they will take home our class toy dog 'Rambles.' Ramble will go home on a Friday to spend the weekend with your child and family. He will have a book which you can record any adventures/outings etc you have had with him. You can also add pictures if you would like. Ramble will come back to class on Monday and I will help your child to tell the class all about his weekend using the book.
Children will be taking home a reading book and reading log each week. Please ensure children have these in their book bags each school day to enable us to hear them read.
Homework books are sent home on Fridays, please ensure that they are returned completed by Wednesday to allow marking and resetting of work.
Reception children also have their own Tapestry Early Learning Journal online and remember you can add observations of your child from home which can count to appropriate assessment.