Welcome to Skylark Class!
We have 13 children in Skylarks class from Reception to Year 2. Our teacher is Miss Huckle and our teaching assistants are Mrs Phillpotts and Mrs Priddin.
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!).
In Early years, children have access to a range of resources in our classroom and outdoor area where they can be creative and take ownership of their learning. We plan activities and enhancements and children are taught phonics on a daily basis to develop their knowledge of blending and segmenting sounds. Adults support children by introducing them to new experiences, concepts and skills.
Our topic this term is Castles! We will be learning about the history of castles and what kind of Monarchs lived in them years ago. We will be learning about the Monarchs Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria and their time of reign such as the Tudor and Victorian periods. In Science, we will be investing how waterproof materials are by testing them. In D&T, we will be creating Knight shields and 3d castle models. In Art, we will re-create Paul Klee’s ‘Castles in the sun’ using different 2d shapes.
Things to remember for this year:
Children are expected to read on a daily basis.
Reading books are changed daily at school so please remember to bring book bags in everyday.
Maths packs are changed every Tuesday for children to complete during the week.
Spellings are given out on Mondays and tested the following Tuesday.
Year 1 Spelling Overview for Term 3: Y1 Spellings
Year 2 Spelling Overview for Term 3:Y2 Spellings
Y2: Homework will be sent out on Mondays and will need to be handed in the following Monday.
P.E. is taught on Fridays.
Please can you make sure that full P.E kits are available in school all week.
Golden Time is on Friday afternoons – Children can bring in something to play with unless told otherwise.
Show and Tell: Children can bring in something to talk about on Wednesdays.
These are some websites we use with the children so they will be familiar with most. They especially enjoy singing the number songs!
Ordering and sequencing numbers-
Crickweb has lots of different games suitable for early years.
Here are some that are useful:
Count with Lecky
Splat number square to find patterns and numbers. http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html
Guess the number:
Phonics games for all
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.
This is a video on how to pronounce phonemes (smallest unit of sound). This is how your child should be pronouncing these sounds.
Numbers in their teens start with a 1
Everybody get up (the counting song)