Welcome Back to School Everyone!
It is so wonderful to see how our amzing children have come back into school with really positve attitudes. The new Reception children are settling in really well and are working hard. The teachers were so excited to come back to school after the summer holidays and have gots lots of wonderful activities planned for you.
Here’s a quick taste of what’s to come this term……….
Miss Taylor’s Class
What a busy first day we have had in Pre-school and Reception! All the children settled in so quickly and have begun their St Mary’s journey. We have spent the first day sharing our summer holiday stories, exploring, building, creating, singing, dancing and doing lots and lots of laughing.
We have lots to look forward to over the next weeks leading up to half term. The children in reception will begin learning their ‘set 1’ phonics sounds using Read Write Inc picture cards and rhymes. They will also listen, say, read and start to write the sound too. This will then move onto blending sounds together to make a word and reading high frequency words (e.g. I, me, said). Reading books will also be sent home. At first the books will only have pictures in. These are for the children to create their own stories using the pictures as support/prompts. In maths the children will cover different areas of the maths. This will start with number and then will move onto sorting.
All of the children will have access to continuous provision around the classroom. These activities will be planned and set up meeting the needs off the children. Some activities may be to support learning in a taught session, whereas some activities may be set up for a particular interest that has been expressed throughout the day. Our areas include; writing, construction, role-play, reading, small world, malleable, creative, water, sand and music.
We are looking forward to lots of learning and fun in our classroom!!
Mrs Cowburn’s Class
What a great first day back after the summer holidays!!
The children have settled into their new class and year groups perfectly and I am extremely proud of each and every one of them – what a super start to the new school year.
This term, we have got a lot of exciting lessons and activities to look forward to. This week we will continue to settle into our new class, learn the new rules and routines that we need to follow, make posters for these, complete pieces of writing and art work that show off things that are special about us and informs others about our likes and talents. We will tell each other all about what we got up to during the summer holidays and represent this in pictures and writing.
Our class topic for the Autumn Term is called ‘There’s no place like home’ which means there are going to be many opportunities for the children to develop their skills in History and Geography, focussing very much on the local environment. In English, the children are going to be learning about folk tales, recounts; biographies, non-fiction; labels, lists signs and posters, poetry including silly poems – can’t wait!
We are very excited to be introducing our new maths programme ‘Power Maths’ into class and learning about ‘Everyday Materials’ in Science.
In R.E. the children are going to be learning about the Domestic Church – Family, Baptism/Confirmation – Belonging, and Advent/Christmas – Loving.
A very busy and exciting term indeed!! 🙂
Miss Cookson’s Class
Welcome back my class! I hope you have all had a lovely summer and are ready for the exciting year ahead in my class. We have all settled in well and have had fun getting to know one another.
This term our topic is, ‘Oh I do like to be beside the seaside’ and we are going to be focusing on the seaside past and present and the changes in leisure and entertainment especially in the Victorian era.
Across our topic we will be looking at our local seaside town – Blackpool, and how it has changed over time. In art and design we are looking at famous seaside artists such as Alfred Wallis. We are hoping to go on a fieldtrip to Blackpool to enhance our learning experience and see changes of the town first hand.
We are excited to start using our new maths scheme of work ‘Power Maths’ which focuses on a mastery approach designed to spark curiosity and excitement and to help develop children’s confidence in maths. In English this half term we are looking at short stories with flashbacks and classic narrative poetry. In RE we are looking at family and the meaning of unconditional love and baptism and confirmation.
Keep an eye out for pictures and an update of what we have been doing.