Class 2 (Sparrows) 2019 - 2020

Mrs Gibson

Ready,Respectful,Resilient

Welcome to Class 2

 We are the Sparrows.

'Noisy,sociable and gregarious, these cheerful birds have managed to colonise most of the world'.

RSPB description of a Sparrow

Below is some useful information relating to our year in Sparrows class and your child's learning. However if you have any further questions,worries or concerns please do not hesistate to contact me. My door is always open and you can catch me after school each day.

Mrs Gibson 

senco@kingsleystjohns.co.uk

New Parents meeting Thursday 5th September 3:15

Autumn Term

Welcome back, I hope you had an enjoyable summer break. This term our class topic is Then and Now' and we will be using the books of Shirley Hughes and Alan Ahlberg to support our learning about changes within living memory.

Our Christian value focus this term will be friendship as we all strengthen the friendships made on our move up days and settle into being Sparrows

'When God made people, one way they were like God was the ability to offer and receive the gift of friendship. However, when people chose to betray friendship (with God or with each other), this gift became broken. People often choose to hate others, turning friends into enemies. But the Bible story shows how God never stopped longing for friendship with and between all people. Finally, Jesus came in to the world so that everyone could see the 'forever friendship' that God offers. It is a friendship that is greater than the power of revenge, hatred and death and, when Jesus rose from the dead, it was made available to anyone. Again and again God shows through the stories in the Bible how hatred can be turned into love and enemies can become friends. This is the good news that Christians are called to pass on to a broken world'.

Our British value for this term is tolerance

We are extemely lucky to continue to have Miss Hay supporting our learning again this year, she will be joined by Miss Coote and Mr Craig who bring expertise in Art and PE as well as classroom support.

Mrs Sherlock will being covering my PPA on a Wednesday afternoon.

Miss Todd will be joining us during the autumn and summer term as our Associate Teacher.

 

    Image result for peepo bookImage result for alfie books by shirley hughes

English

This term we will use our class texts to write recounts, stories in familiar settings,settings and narratives. We continue to use our class non-negotiables to improve our writing,spelling and presentation with handwriting and common exception words a focus.

Maths

As mathematicians  we will be  learning about place value,and the four operations, addition,subtraction,multiplication and division. We will use the mastery approach and explore our topics in a concrete,pictorial,abstact way to develop our fluency and reasoning skills.

Science

As scientists we will be investigating 'Amazing Me'- looking at animals including humans, after half term we will focus on seasonal changes and 'Wild Weather'.

RE

Our RE focus for the autumn term will be Good News, exploring the New Testament' and Christian Community and Incarnation through our learning and class reflective area.The children will also support my worship and deliver a class worship this term.

Computing

In computing we will be working together using IT to support our learning acrss the curricululm, researching using search engines,creating power points  and presenting to audiences.

Art and DT

Our creative focus this term will be the art work of Pablo Picasso, in particular self-portraits and constructing our own  weather stations.

Topic

Our topic this term is 'Then and Now'. We will be looking at changes in living memory including food,entertainment and school. The children will develop an understanding of chronology and reading different sources. We hope the Mrs Loyden will visit to tell us about what life was like when she was a girl.

PE

PE will be on a Wednesday afternoon,however, please ensure your child has a full named kit in school each day. Mrs Sherlock will take us for Movement fgor the first half term with multiskills next half term. We will also continue with our daily yoga and mindfulness sessions

Music and French.

Madame Carter and Mrs Hill will continue to support our learning in these subjects

General Information

PE will be on a Wednesday, however please ensure your child always has a named PE bag ,with labelled kit in every day. Any unlabelled kit found will go in our spares box, feel free to have a rummage if there is any missing kit.

As part of our uniform policy, children with shoulder length should have it tied back and off their face.

All children need a named water bottle in school daily, we do not have the facilities to provide and wash cups for those children that do not.

All uniform needs to be labelled to ensure you get it back at the end of the day!

We would like to make the most of our lovely grounds and maximise our outdoor learning,please can you make sure your child has the appropriate clothing, sun-hats and suncream if it's sunny, named raincoat if it's not

And finally,

Parental (or grandparent) help is always valued. If you would like to help please come in and let us know how you would like to be involved

I look forward to working with you and your amazing children,

Mrs Gibson

senco@kingsleystjohns.co.uk

 

 

Potential Visits and Visitors

Grovesnor Museum

Delamere Forest

Mrs Loyden

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