Welcome to Blackbirds
Welcome to Blackbirds Class we are looking forward to learning, discovering and exploring together.
Our topic is called,
'Me and other animals.'
This term we are going to be learning about ourselves and other animals. We will learn names for body parts inside and outside the body and investigate using our senses. It is going to be fun!
We have enjoyed reading about the different things you have been doing over the Summer on Tapestry.
The book we are going to be reading is called, 'The Snail and the Whale' by Julia Donaldson. We will be asking questions about the characters and pretending to be them! We will pretend to explore the different places they travel to.
Check out these links to websites and suggestions of things you can do at home....
(Select the 'Early Years' tab from the 'Popular Subjects' menu.)
Other websites to try.....
This website provides lots of free phonics games to play. This website provides games to help children to practise blending and segmenting skills and sight word recognition.
Lots of Maths and English resources for you to try.
This is an American website so when you scroll down the year groups are different..... however there are some fantastic day by day lessons with interactive audio books and activities too.
https://speechandlanguage.info/parents - this website should be up and running by the end of 20.3.20. It will provide speech and language resources for parents to use at home with their child.
And some more....
Fantastic outdoor learning ideas.
Recommended by our SALT.
Please post anything you do on Tapestry, we would love to share it too.
Me and You. How do you do?
We are very excited to get to know you and your family this year. We can’t wait to spend time with you in class or visiting you at home. We have been working hard to make the environment as stimulating and inviting as possible. We cannot wait for you to play, explore, investigate, discover and create in them! I wonder what you might do here.......
Thanks so much to all of you who have signed up and are already posting on Tapestry. It gives us a fantastic insight into you as a family unit and each child as a unique individual.
If you haven't already posted on Tapestry, please do have a go. Do ask if you need some help with this. We will be looking out for your posts and we are sure you will be looking out for ours too!
Here’s to a settled, happy start to a new school year.
Term 2 - Celebrations
English - Get ready to choose your words carefully to write a sparkly poem all about Bonfire Night. We will be inspired by the poem 'Fire' by Shirley Hughes.
Rama and Sita went on an amazing adventure, meeting some amazing characters. We will learn all about them when we focus on the Hindu festival of light, 'Diwali'.
On the week of Remembrance Sunday we will learn about the lives of two soldiers in a book entitled, 'Where the Poppies Grow.' It is a historic story about bravery and friendship.
We will also retell The Nativity Story.
Maths - This term we will be focusing on shape and adding and subtracting numbers using 'part-whole' models.
Science - We will be learning how materials including food change when we add or take away heat. We will be learning how to work scientifically by asking questions and observing.
Seasonal changes will also be focused on.
Topic - The children will be learning about The Gunpowder plot, friendship, road safety, map work and making decorations.
PE - We will learn how to play team games and link a sequence of movements to create a dance.
Personal Development - The children will be learning about 'Myself and others'. We will be thinking about our own emotions and how to respect the feelings of others.