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Summer 2

Staying Healthy

Treasure!

Pirates!

Sand Play

Water Week

Nature Walks

Summer 1

New Update on our Class Plants

Look how much they have grown!

Update on our plants

They are growing very nicely

Update on our Butterflies

They emerged over the last week and have been set free.

Spring 2

Finally my one tip for the next week is to exercise daily I have added a link to a nice little child friendly routine but do whatever works for you, there’s lots out there! 
 
Happy Easter All!

Week 2 - update on our caterpillars

Please view the pictures below.

Hi Parrot class

I hope you’re all well and received the personalised Learning I sent yesterday through email.
Week 2 update on our plants (beans and peas):

Gardening Update

Parrot class had gardening with Vicky and planted beans and peas. Here is how they are developing.

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Caterpillar Update

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Day 5

Fun Activity Ideas

You could also create a fun treasure hunt in the house or garden with toys, socks or something related Easter. 
If you want to make it more difficult you could ask questions

If you want to work on something academic try Youtube RWI Chanel sound sets 1 and 2.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=RWI

Welcome

Welcome to Parrot’s class page, let me introduce you to our staff…  I am Laura the Class Teacher, Jaimi is our TA3 and we have our teaching assistants Michelle and Ty. The pupils in Parrot class are:  Ahmed, Amelia, Darnell, Maggie, Mario, Ronnie, Shakeel, Tyler and Yusuf. 

 

During Spring term 2, the pupils in year three will be experiencing a day at the Farm. This trip is linked to this half terms topic and we will be paying special attention to the new life spring has welcomed. We will also be visiting West site to see our buddy class.

 

 

Topic 

This half term, our topic is ‘The Cycles of Life’, which focuses on the subjects of Science and PSHE. During topic lessons, the pupils will experience the life cycle of a butterfly, other animals and plants. 

 

Literacy

This half term, Parrot class will be reading the story ‘Handa’s Surprise’ by Eileen Browne. 

 

Amazon description: In this picture book classic, a delightful surprise colourfully unfolds when a little girl called Handa puts seven delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend.

A modern classic named one of the best culturally diverse picture books in the UK, this is the story of Handa, who's part of the Luo tribe in south-west Kenya. Handa decides to take seven pieces of delicious fruit to her friend, Akeyo, who lives in the neighbouring village. But as Akeyo wonders, I wonder what fruit Akeyo will like best?, a series of sneaky animals steal something from Handa's basket, which she's carrying on her head... When Handa reaches Akeyo, will she have anything left to offer her friend? Richly-illustrated, brimming with luscious fruit and cheeky wild animals, this mouth-watering story is for the youngest of readers. In the best pantomime spirit, children will long to tell Handa what's happening right behind her

 

Phonics

In phonics, the pupils will be working in different ability groups. The pupils are set into ability groups to work on pre-phonics, phase 1 or 2 of RWI and identifying sounds within the environment. There are many lovely phonics songs online, which the pupils can watch with parents at home. 

In write-dance sessions, the pupils will develop their fine motor skills by making colourful marks and drawing pictures. 

During speaking and listening sessions, the pupils will be working on their pronunciation and the different sounds that they can create. 

 

Maths

In maths we will be covering each strand weekly- Number, Geometry and Measure. They will still be practicing their understanding of money, by using one lesson a week to visit Asda. Further to this we will be linking maths into attention skills sessions to extend their practice of this lesson.

 

 

ICT

This half-terms skills sessions will support the pupils to understand the basics of coding and programming. become a programmer by inputting a code (set of instructions) to a floor turtle to make it move or by pressing arrows on a screen to make an object move. They will also follow simple codes themselves to perform an action or sequence of actions.

Please find below our curriculum for this term.

Spring 1

Literacy

We have enjoyed our story, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt', by acting out the scenes. 

Please find below our curriculum map below for this term.

Autumn 2

Christmas Jumper day in Parrot Class

Parrot class enjoyed creating a colourful topic display together.

Charity Day - Children in Need

Welcome to Parrot’s class page, let me introduce you to our staff…  I am Laura the Class Teacher, Jaimi is our TA3 and we have our teaching assistants Michelle and Becky. The pupils in Parrot class are:  Ahmed, Amelia, Darnell, Maggie, Mario, Tyler, Shakeel and Yusuf. 

During Autumn Term 2, Parrot class will be joining the school festivities and celebrating the fun that takes place nationally at this time of the year. this will include; fundraising for Children in Need, setting up our own stall at our annual winter wonderland and taking part in a trip to visit to santa. 

 

 

Topic

This half term, our topic is ‘over the rainbow’, which focuses on the subjects of art and science. During topic lessons the pupils will be experiencing and engaging in different colour based activities. the expectations for Parrot class will be able to name/recognise some or all of the 7 colours; participate in colour mixing activities and contribute to a colourful art display in class.

 

Literacy

This half term we will be reading ‘the gingerbread man’, which is a traditional tale. One lesson per week will have a colourful semantics task, where the pupils will be developing their understanding of who and what doing questions or matching the main characters to toys or pictures. 

 

In write dance sessions, the pupils will develop their fine motor skills by making colourful marks to create a rainbow themed picture or link their picture to our story. 

 

Amazon’s description of the book: Based on the traditional fairy tale The Gingerbread Man, this vibrantly illustrated story is sure to become a favourite in every home. Follow the gingerbread man as he tries to escape all manner of hungry animals and people! This hardback book contains lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children.

 

Maths

In maths we will be covering each strand weekly- Number, Geometry and Measure. We will start with number, moving onto measure. The pupils have been looking at their own height and using the language tall or short. This half term we will concentrate on measuring temperature starting with understanding the difference between hot and cold. 

ICT

This half-term, the pupils will be story making. This will link to the story we are covering in English ‘The Gingerbread man’. They will use powerpoint to drag and drop characters into their own slide show. When possible vocabulary will be added (supported by an adult) to create narrative. 

Please find our curriculum map below for this term.

Autumn 1

Fun Factory Trip

All the pupils had a wonderful time and used lots of energy; playing, climbing and jumping. 

Welcome to Parrot’s class page, let me introduce you to our staff…  I am Laura the Class Teacher, Jaimi is our TA2’s and we have our teaching assistants Michelle and Becky. The pupils in Parrot class are Ahmed, Amelia, Darnell, Maggie, Mario and Yusuf. 

 

During Autumn Term 1, Parrot class are looking forward to weekly community learning in Asda. This will support PSHE, Maths and creating links in the community. 

 

Topic

 

Get ready, Stay safe, Be Healthy 

 

This half term, our topic is ‘Get Ready, Stay Safe, Be Healthy’, which focuses on the subject of PE and PSHE. During topic lessons, the pupils will be looking at parts of the body, different sports and activities, in order to help us to become fit and healthy. This will follow on to hygiene and personal safety focus finishing off this half term with a week centred on healthy eating and what athletes like to eat. During this week we will use our weekly shop in Asda to look at the different healthy foods on offer. The other visit the pupils can take part in this half term will include a trip to an activity centre to support their sporting understanding. 

 

Literacy

 

This half term we will be reading ‘Spot Goes to the Farm’ by Eric Hill. This story is fun and enjoyable. The pupils will be learning about the characters/animals within the story and will support the pupils pre phonics learning- using the animals’ sounds to identify the correct animals. 

 

Some lessons may have a colourful semantics task, where some pupils will be developing their understanding of who questions or matching the main characters to toys or pictures. 

In write dance sessions, the pupils will develop their fine motor skills by making colourful marks in a sporting theme. 

 

Amazon’s description of the book: Dad wants to show Spot the baby animals, but it looks as though they're hiding! Will Spot and Dad be able to find them?

 

Maths

In maths, we will be covering each strand weekly- Number, Geometry and Measure. Keep looking at our web page and reading the home school book to find out which strand we will be covering each week. 

 

ICT

This half-term pupil will be mark making in skills sessions. This will support their creativity and help them to develop motor skills, whilst using technology. We will also link some computing sessions to our topic ‘Get Ready, Stay Safe, Be Healthy’.

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