|Bluebell- Ms McLoughlin||Daffodil- Ms Hogg|
Welcome to Daffodil and Bluebell!
This year the children will be working hard to make good progress through our curriculum. They will learn how to work more independently and how to apply their core skills across the curriculum.
At the beginning of the autumn term, we will be invaded by aliens! This will inspire all areas of our curriculum as we help the aliens adapt to life here in London. After half term we study the great fire of London which will be enhanced with a visit to the Fire Station. We will also start preparing for our end of term Nativity!
In early spring the children will be developing their story writing skills after they encounter a monster in the classroom! We will be enhancing our understanding of animals and humans and will be going on an exciting adventure into the forest to explore animal habitats. After half term we will be exploring life underwater! The children will be given the opportunity to visit London Aquarium and we will be investigating more about life under the sea.
During the summer term our topics will be the Mayflower following its 400th anniversary and Island Adventure. The children will get to visit the Golden Hind and the Olympic Park during their learning.
Throughout the year, we will visit Southwark Park to help our learning across the curriculum, especially in science, geography and English.
Both classes will work with a specialist music teacher. This is an excellent opportunity for them to develop their musical understanding and ability.
Both classes have PE sessions on Monday and Tuesday. Please can the children have their PE kit in routinely on these days – i.e. dark shorts, white T shirt and trainers or plimsolls. We work through a mixed curriculum of gymnastics, dance, athletics, team games, travelling and balance skills.
Homework is given out on a Friday and should be returned by the following Tuesday. Children will be given homework that reflects what we have been learning in class during the week. Children will be given:
• Handwriting or grammar
Occasionally, children will be given topic-based homework instead of what is listed above.
Children will change their reading books every day. Please try to read at home for 20 minutes each day and record this in your child’s reading record, as this is the best way to support their learning.
Ms McLoughlin, Miss Hogg and Mr Sinko