Welcome to the Wrens' Class
Teacher - Mrs Jeukens
Summer Term 2021
The topic this term is ‘The Big Build’ and all other work will be based around this. Children will look at maps of the world and will research famous bridges in all of the continents They will look at different countries, their capital cities, rivers and oceans. They will compare the structures and materials used for different bridges, including aqueducts and viaducts and will be involved in making their own bridges. They will learn of the different types of bridges and will learn how to identify types by looking at specific features. They will investigate a range of bridges and who the architects were behind the designs. In Art, the children will look at paintings that feature bridges, such as Monet and his famous water lily Impressionist paintings, and be involved in exploring the artistic techniques of such artists. They will use a range of resources to find out about bridges and people involved with them such as Thomas Telford. In Music, the children will sing songs relating to bridges and add and explore rhythm by using claves and percussion instruments.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding anything, please feel free to write a comment in the home link book or pop into school and speak to any of us. Over the year, we will be using this webpage to post lots of useful and important information, such as home learning activities, useful websites and photos.
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 prize. 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.