Welcome to the Wrens' Class
Teacher - Mrs Jeukens
Autumn Term 2022
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. We hope the Fire Service will visit to talk to the children about the dangers of fire and how to keep safe. They will use maps in Geography to compare London then and now. In Music, they will learn about British folk music and they will explore the tempo, texture, duration, pitch, timbre, dynamics and structure of folk music. They will have the opportunity to experiment, compose and perform a soundscape. In Art the children will create a sketch book to record and explore the theme of fire. They will explore ideas and will design, make and evaluate a clay tile. The children will also learn about how to make a ‘Tutti fruity jelly’. They will taste and evaluate products including their own made jelly. They will practise good hygiene rules and use utensils safely. Also this term, the children will learn about technology around them and how to adapt photos and images. They will learn how to stay safe when using the internet, by following the SMART rules.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding anything, please feel free to send us a message via the Seesaw app, contact the office to pass on a message or speak to one of us at the end of the day after 'pick-up time'. 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.
PE: All children need to make sure they come to school wearing their PE kit on Thursday and Friday.
Navy tracksuit bottoms are optional to wear during colder days when outside for PE. These should be worn over shorts just in case PE is in the hall (gymnastics/ dance).
Friday - Gymnastics in the hall (barefoot)
Swimming: This will take place during the Spring term only. There will be 10 lessons. You will be informed which dates this will take place and what day/ times, nearer the time.
Homework: Reading and spelling:
Reading: Please listen to your child read as often as you can; daily is recommended. Your child will bring home a bookmark to collect your signature every day which they read; only one signature per day, even if your child has read twice. Hopefully, they can 'sail around the world' with our reading challenge.
Spelling: Your child will bring home a spelling booklet which holds all the weekly spelling lists for the term. Please help your child to look at the spelling rule, and learn to spell the words in each list. They will have a spelling quiz every Friday.
There may be homework sent home once the children have settled. I will try and make sure that these tasks are fun and practical where possible.
Spelling Test: Thursday - Children will be given 10 spellings to learn every week. They will follow the LOOK, COVER, WRITE, CHECK method to help them learn their spellings. You will be notified about their score via their bookmark.