Welcome to Blackbirds
Welcome to Blackbirds Class we are looking forward to learning, discovering and exploring together.
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 1: A place like home
We are very excited to welcome the children back and begin our very first topic... A place like home! We have lots of 'getting to know you' activities planned and lots of fun games to settle the children back into school.
In English we will be focusing upon two texts ‘Beegu.’ and 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne. We are looking forward to becoming immersed in these amazing texts and completing lots of role play, creating our own illustrations, completing different writing opportunities like posters, story maps, describing characters and settings.
During Maths lessons we are going to be focusing on number and place value, completing lots of practical, hands on activities using different manipulatives to support us like, tens frames, Numicon and Unifix cubes.
In Science we are going to be looking at living things and their habitats focusing on; polar habitats, rainforests, oceans, woodland and deserts!
During Topic we are predominately focusing on Geography. We are going to be creating our own map of the school grounds, looking at Sittingbourne town on Google maps, providing compass directions to a friend, comparing Sittingbourne to a town in Africa and creating our own 3D model of Sittingbourne!
As you can see, we have got lots of great things planned for the children and we are so excited to begin! We hope you have all had a restful, fun summer and can't wait to see you in Blackbirds Class!
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.