Welcome to Class 1
with Mrs Towers
Welcome back after the break, I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas. I was really pleased with how well all the children settled in to Class 1 last term and I am looking forward to another exciting term ahead.
Our topic this term is called ‘Bright lights, big city’.
Hop on board a big, red bus and head for England’s capital. Yes, that’s right, we’re learning all about London!
This half term, we’ll take tea with the Queen and visit Buckingham Palace online. Using maps and research, we’ll locate Buckingham Palace, understand compass directions, plan routes around London and learn about the countries of the United Kingdom. Our research will take us back in time to the Great Fire of London and to famous London landmarks, as well as giving us an understanding of what it’s like to live in a big city. We’ll write adventure stories, take a virtual trip to London Zoo and make souvenirs for tourists. At the end of our project, we’ll share our skills and knowledge with you. Our class will tell well-known stories about London; make a stop-motion animation and share traditional British songs and nursery rhymes.
We will also be getting a visit from Sir William Petty. He will be visiting us on Wednesday 8th January to tell us all about the ‘The Great Fire of London’.
Here are also a few bits of information and reminders:
The statutory phonics check will take place on the week commencing 8th June. I will be holding a meeting after school on Tuesday 28th January to give you further information about this and to discuss ways in which you can help your child.
Our P.E. days are on a Monday and a Tuesday.
Children need their book bags in school every day. All children should be reading at least 3 times a week at home. Please write in your child’s reading diary when you have read with them. Reading diaries are checked on a Friday.
‘Show and Tell’
Children should not be bringing toys and other items from home into school. I will be setting up a ‘show and tell’ timetable. Children will be given a date during the half term in which they can bring a small toy/item into school to show.
Lastly, I would like to thank you in advance for your continued support. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to come and speak to me.