Hello and welcome to our class page! Class 4 is a team of 30 explorers, one teaching assistant, Mrs Shepherd, and one teacher, myself, Mrs Southall. We also work closely with the rest of the Year 1 team who are in Class 3 with Mr Gale and Mrs Knapcyzk.
This year each class has been paired with an author and ours is Dr Seuss! We have already started reading some of his books and looking at some of his characters. You will notice over the coming weeks that there will be lots of Dr Seuss themed displays and pieces popping up in our classroom. Over the year we will be learning more about our chosen author so please keep an eye on all the exciting things we do.
The children have settled in really well and have made a great start to the year ahead. This half term we will be starting with the topic ‘My Local Area’ and will be exploring Gedling, Nottingham and the UK in Geography. In Science we will be investigating senses and the human body. In Art we will be learning about the artist William Morris and will be printing patterns just like him. We will be discussing what it means to 'belong' in RE and which groups we are part of. In ICT we shall start with learning basic skills needed for using a laptop such as logging on and off, mouse control and the terminology. We have two PE lessons each week, one on a Wednesday and the other on a Thursday. The Sports Coaches will teach us Gymnastics and floor work, whilst Mrs Southall will teach us Dance with an emphasis on Country Dancing. In Music we shall be learning songs, chants and rhymes with Mrs Wright.
We are really excited about the term ahead and I am sure that we are going to have lots of fun and enjoyment in our learning this year! Please keep checking this page as this is where we will be keeping you up to date with our learning though photographs, work and newsletters.