Welcome to Fireflies Class
Our teachers are Miss Hall (Beaufort Class) and Ms O’Callaghan (Fireflies). Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Fletcher (Beaufort) and Mrs North (Fireflies).
We are so lucky to have a large spacious classroom and we are developing our very own outdoor area too. Lots of our learning still takes place outdoors as we change from learning from the EYFS to the National Curriculum.
Our learning is topic based, and you can view our curriculum map for an overview of our learning for the year. We think our topics are really exciting and give us lots of opportunities to develop all our skills.
Dates for your diary
Monday 12th - Friday 16th June Y1 Phonics Screening Check.
Please make sure your child is in school daily.
Star of the Week: Lily - for her outstanding effort all week
Citizen of the Week: Borys - for his polite manner and attitude to learning
Read, Write, Inc 3 x days a week and more discrete writing skills 2 days a week. In our literacy we will be focusing on poetry, instructions, letters and diary writing.
Reinforcing counting, ordering and comparing number to 100. Developing and securing strategies for addition and subtraction; doubles, halves, weight and capacity; 3D shape and time.
Materials and Mechanics: How and what the city is built from. Investigating boats to escape from the Great Fire of London.
The Good Earth: As we prepare for Harvest, we give thanks to God for the good Earth.
Swimming: Tuesday afternoons at the Embassy Centre. Please send swimming costume and towel in a bag. They can bring a fruit snack to eat afterwards. Please still keep your PE kit in school for sports day practice.
Topic: The Great Fire of London
What life was like during that time, how it happened and what changes were made. What is the City of London like today?
Big Write - Letter and diary writing as Characters from the Fire
Modelling and Simulations Beginning to look at coding and programming to make a simple robot on screen follow commands we choose to give it, using Scratch Jr.
Personal, social & emotional development
Changes: Moving on towards the end of the school year, reflecting on our achievements and making plans for new changes.
Art - Collage and Artist Study - Looking at the work of L. S. Lowry and using it as inspiration for our own city collages.
Music: Designing and making junk instruments and making our own street music
How you can help at home
Children MUST complete homework on a weekly basis, using the homework framework - choose one piece weekly and submit by Friday. Support with daily reading and helping your child to learn their spellings which will be tested each Friday.
Remember, while your child has a set reading book change day we are happy to change books as often as required, put it in your class box in the morning!