Please find below our curriculum map for this term.
Firstly, I am really excited about being back at school after a very difficult and challenging time during lockdown. The children in Orange class have enjoyed being back at school and are adapting well to their new surroundings, teachers and new covid procedures that have been put into place to keep everyone safe.
This year we are based in Orange Class and there will be 7 boys and 2 girls. My name is Lisa and I will be your child’s class teacher. I have an excellent team of TA’s working with me with lots of enthusiasm and experience (TA3-Alice, TA1-Pauline and TA1-Justine). Emily will be covering me on a Wednesday morning when I am out of class.
At this moment in time we will not be sending the home school books home. I will be making contact via the class email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone until further notice.
Things we need from home
Can you send in the following items for your child please?
-PE kit (we will be having PE on a Monday and I will send their kits home every half term to be washed).
-Wellies (as the cooler weather approaches, it is handy to have a pair in school).
-Unfortunately, children are not allowed to bring in toys from home at this moment in time as this could increase the risk of Covid-19 spreading.
Our first topic will be ‘All About Me’. We will be focusing on Likes/dislikes, senses, friends, family, ourselves and identifying different body parts and their uses.
We will be doing 3 maths based lessons a week (although there are many other opportunities throughout the school day to put these into practice). Two will be classroom based and the third we will be making use of our ICT suite to learn mathematical concepts through technology based learning.
Our class book this term is ‘I will not ever never eat a tomato’ by Lauren Child. The children seem to like it so far and it’s all about a girl who is a very fussy eater and refuses to eat a variety of healthy food. However, her older brother has come up with a clever plan to help her get over her fussiness.
The children will have further opportunities to develop their fine motor and handwriting skills through weekly activities such as Dough Disco, Write Dance and handwriting activities.
We are looking forward to seeing your children grow, make friends and build communication and Independence skills this year. If you have any questions, feel free to call me at school or email me on email@example.com and I will try and get back to you as soon as I can.
Orange Class Teacher