Jaguar - Miss Storey
Welcome to Jaguar Class!
Meet your new teacher!
Please read every day at home with your child/ children. Reading every day exposes children to a wider variety of stories and texts, helps to give them ideas in their writing in school, improves their reading fluency and helps them to discover new vocabulary.
We will send a writing and maths task home weekly to be completed in homework books. This will always link to the learning the children have been doing in class and will help them to embed their new learnt skills.
The children will also have a weekly spelling list with a weekly test on a Friday morning. There are many fun ways to practise spellings… using magnets on the fridge, writing in glitter or sand, timing yourself or having a race, writing on windows with wipe able pens… you can get really creative!
Children will have PE sessions a week. Please make sure children always have a full PE kit in school, should the timetable change for any reason. Long hair should be tied up and any earrings should be removed or covered with tape. Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own PE belongings. Please support your child to do this by ensuring that all of their clothing is fully named and by practising some of the skills needed i.e. buttons/ zips/ tying shoelaces etc. at home to promote their independence.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS, PE KITS AND WATER BOTTLES:
Please ensure that all children's belongings are named so that any misplaced items can be returned to your child.
In the Autumn term we will be learning the texts, Halibut Jackson by David Lucas and two texts written by Bethan Woollvin, ‘Rapunzel’ and ‘Little Red’. We will be learning the stories using ‘Talk For Writing’, where the children will learn the texts or part of the texts by heart, to enhance their oracy and thinking out loud for writing. The children will delve deep into the text, with discussions about the characters, settings and plots and learning the vocabulary, grammar and punctuation needed to produce quality pieces of writing. The children will learn to write a narrative story, a diary entry, a persuasive simple poster and also a set of instructions.
In Guided reading, the children will explore the stories and learn the vocabulary needed for their writing. The children will also learn to answer questions about the texts, develop their inference skills and have opportunities to apply their phonics knowledge.
In Maths we will be following the White Rose Scheme of work which focuses on developing reasoning and fluency techniques. Every Maths lesson will begin with counting and will always include an element of reasoning. This term our focus for each year group will be:
- Focus on place value/numbers within 20 and then 50.
- Addition and subtraction to 20.
- Multiplication (2, 5 and 10 times tables).
- Recognising coins and amounts of money.
- Focus on place value/numbers within 100.
- Addition and subtraction with numbers up to 100.
- Multiplication (2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables).
Children will continue their phonics journey, practising previously taught sounds as well as learning new 'special friends' and the alternative ways of making familiar sounds. Each day the children will practise reading 'real' and 'nonsense' words as well as using their 'Fred fingers' to spell words containing the 'special friends'.
Please help your child by reading with them as often as possible and use the resources that are sent home to practise their recognition of the phonemes and special friends. Check that you are saying the sounds correctly by clicking on the pronunciation video links below:
All other subjects throughout the Autumn term:
We will be exploring a historical timeline of previous Kings and Queens who have ruled in our country with a particular focus on Elizabeth l as a significant figure in history.
Observing the similarities and differences between Halibut Jackson's (POR text) environment and our local area.
Exploring the properties, similarities and differences between everyday materials and what they can be used for.
Exploring basic programming and commands using Bee-Bots.
: Invasion games
: 'In the groove' unit.
Christianity - What does it mean to belong?
: Exploring painting!
Food technology - making a banquet.
Below are some links to support further learning at home:
Reading, writing and phonics:
As a school we use 'Read, Write, Inc.' as a scheme to help support our teaching of children to read (Phonics). The link below will take you to the parental page of the RWI website. This will give you access to understanding how a RWI lesson is taught, what it consists of and how you can support your child.
Spelling Shed online is a fantastic, fun resource for practising spellings! Currently, membership is free and you can even add your own spelling lists!