Welcome to Wrens class page!
In our class you will find:
Class Teacher: Miss Travers
HLTA: Mrs Brackley/ Miss Boucher
Teaching assistants: Ms Jaffe & Mrs Swain
Welcome to Summer term at St John's. We have a busy term ahead building on the skills and knowledge you gained during Autumn and Spring This term we will become better scientists, historians, geographers, artists, writers, story tellers and mathematicians.
Literacy: We will continue with daily Sounds- write phonics lessons. We will begin at unit 10 and 11. We will be focusing on digraphs and how we apply these in our writing. We will also be extending our knowledge of sentence writing and reading and word building, working hard to complete these independently. And as always we will practice how to 'say the sounds and read the words!'. We will also be looking at stories by Julia Donaldson starting with Zog and a surprise in the garden! We will use this to develop telling our own stories and then performing them with our friends.
Numeracy: We will be looking at numbers to 20 by reciting, recognising, subistising and ordering whilst practicing your number formations. We will explore shape and position as well as time and money!
Understanding the world: We will be exploring different countries and what is special about them. We will start with the United Kingdom, then move to Northern Europe to learn about Romania and Poland. After half term we will explore other countries in the commonwealth such as Jamaica, New Zealand, Australia, India and Ghana.
Expressive Art and Design: Art will focus on animal drawings completing an artist study on Henri Rousseau's 'Tiger in a tropical storm.' We will also be creative with our bodies having movement and dance sessions.
PE: Getting dressed and undressed ready for P.E and learning how to move our bodies in a variety of ways.
Personal Social and Emotional Development: Focusing on keeping ourselves safe in a variety of ways and getting ready for year 1.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage at St John's, we follow the new statutory EYFS curriculum. This focuses on 7 key areas of learning; communication and language, physical development, numeracy, literacy, personal social and emotional development, expressive arts and design and understanding the world. Much of this learning is carried out through play and exploring, alongside guided groups with adults.
We encourage the children to access the resources around the classroom and outdoor area independently, and promote the development self-care skills.
Children in Robins and Wrens have access to the outdoor area together. This gives the children the opportunity to develop friendships with children in both classes. The children will be included in planning some of the provision for the outdoor area, as well as activities planned by the adults.
Partnership between parents and school is more important than ever and we hope to continue working with you all to ensure the best start in your child's education. Please keep an eye on your child’s Google Classroom account as activities may be set to help with the learning that is taking place in school. We aim to update the parent board as regularly as possible so you are aware of what your children are working on in school. We will also upload a pdf of this under the tab 'Parent board' for parents who are unable to see the board themselves.
Our P.E day is back to a Monday, however this could change without notice, therefore we ask that kit bags are brought in on a Monday morning and kept in school for the duration of the half term. Your child's P.E kit needs to include shorts/jogging trousers, P.E t-shirt and plimsolls. It is important your child has the correct footwear for PE as we will go on the field when the weather is nice. Please remember to tie long hair back, and remove all jewellery, including earrings. We are unable to remove any jewellery so either remove before attending school or ensure that your child can remove themselves.
In addition to their P.E kit, your child will also need the following each day (Everything needs to named):
- A water bottle (no juice)
- A healthy snack (fruit and vegetables only)
- A coat
- A bookbag - please do not carry fruit and water bottles in this as it damages the books if it leaks.
- Packed lunch unless they are having school dinner
- A ruck sack for your child's fruit and water bottle.
*Due to our daily teeth brushing scheme we run across EYFS we would like to remind you that we cannot hand out sweets at the end of the day. We also ask that the snack you provide is fresh fruit or vegetables only*