Skylark

Welcome to Skylark Class!

We have 13 children in Skylarks class from Reception and Year 1. Our teacher is Miss Huckle and our teaching assistant is Mrs Mundy.

 

We have a lovely, bright, well-resourced classroom, with a creative area for indoor learning & play and a safe, enclosed outdoor area that is always accessible (with boots and waterproofs ready for rainy days!).

 

Welcome back, Skylarks!

Our topic this term is transport, where we will learn about transport from the past and present and transport from around the world. In Art, we will create our own transport paintings in the style of Roy Lichtenstein using the ‘Ben Day dot’ technique. In addition to this, we will design our own vehicles and use junk modelling to create them. In Science, we will explore different materials to test and sort by their properties.

 

Termly Topics

Term 1 – All about me 

Term 2 – Celebrations

Term 3 – Space 

Term 4 – Dinosaurs

Term 5 – Transport

 

Homework

Children are expected to read on a daily basis. Reading books are changed daily at school by Mrs Mundy so please remember to bring book bags in everyday.

Maths packs are changed every Tuesday for children to complete during the week.

Library books are changed every Thursday.

Spellings are given out and tested on Tuesdays.

 

P.E.

P.E. is taught on Mondays.

Please can you make sure that full P.E kits are available in school all week.

 

Useful websites:

These are some websites we use with the children so they will be familiar with most. They especially enjoy singing the number songs!

 

Reception-

Ordering and sequencing numbers-

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

 

Crickweb has lots of different games suitable for early years.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html

Here are some that are useful:

Initial sounds

Count with Lecky

Colouring sequence

 

Year 1-

Splat number square to find patterns and numbers. http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

Guess the number:

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/guessthenumber.html

 

Phonics games for all

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Go onto free phonics play. On the side there will be links to the different phases.

Reception- phase 2 (Orange) or phase 3 (purple)

Year 1-phase 4 (green) or phase 5 (pink)

children can choose the sound they would like.

 

ALL PARENTS:

This is a video on how to pronounce phonemes (smallest unit of sound). This is how your child should be pronouncing these sounds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ksblMiliA8

 

Number songs:

1-100

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0dJWfQHF8Y

Numbers in their teens start with a 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W5aYi3lkho

Everybody get up (the counting song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W5aYi3lkho