Carpe Diem - Seize the Day
Welcome to the Wrens Class
Teacher - Mrs Jeukens
The topic this term is ‘Fire! Fire! Fire!’ Children will look at the events that surrounded the fire in London. They will use a variety of resources (diary extracts, pictures, computer images, information books etc) to learn about the fire. There will be a focus on Samuel Pepys’ diary and how the fire spread. The children will learn about the dangers of fire and general fire safety. The Fire Service will visit to talk to the children about the dangers of fire and how to keep safe. In Music they will learn a variety of songs linked to ‘fire’, including singing in a ‘two part round’. They will have the opportunity to experiment and perform with tuned and untuned instruments to create ‘fiery’ sounds. In Art, the children will create a sketch book to record and explore the theme of fire. They will investigate 3D structures and will design, make and evaluate a Tudor house. This term the children will make their own bread.
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Homelink books: These must be handed in every morning so that we can receive any important messages or to record if your child has read.
Reading - If your child has read three times or more a week their name will go into a chance box. They will then be in for a chance of winning a Meadows School bookmark and a pencil! Ideally, children in Year 1 need to read daily in order to reach the expected standard and prepare them for Year 2. By the end of Year 2, children are expected to read books fluently; reading words on sight.