Forrest View

Otters

 Year 1 - Mrs R. Manns and Mrs K. Cousins

 

Our names are Mrs Manns and Mrs Cousins and we are the class teachers of Otters class.  Mrs Manns teaches on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Cousins teaches each Thursday and Friday.  Working alongside us throughout the week in Otters class are Miss Powles and Miss Morgan. 

The summer terms topic is called ‘Reach for the Stars’ and we will begin with an exciting hook inviting the children to come to school dressed up as a job they aspire to do when they are older.  We will then use this as a basis for our Literacy work where we will focus on the children’s hopes and dreams for the future.

This topic will focus on developing the children’s scientific knowledge surrounding the human body. We will look closely at the different parts of the body and identify which parts are associated with each sense. We will be learning about what humans need to survive and how they grow from a baby to an adult. We will also focus on the importance of exercise, hygiene and eating the right amounts of different types of foods to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our Design and Technology work will focus on cooking and nutrition. We will be learning out about the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet and use this knowledge to plan and prepare dishes. We will also be finding out where food comes from. Our Artwork will also be based around the topic of food with the children using different techniques to paint, sketch and create pictures.

Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday so please ensure your child has a PE kit in school each week including shorts, t-shirt and daps so that they are able to fully participate.

We will continue to set a homework pack with weekly activities to complete all of which link to the work we have been covering in class and the topic. However it is also essential that you hear your child read daily and support them with their phonic packs. Children receive rewards (R1’s) for completed homework and if an adult signs their link book to let us know they have read at home which they love spending in the reward shop.

Some useful websites for further phonic games are linked below:

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

We have many exciting activities planned throughout the term so please remember to join us for our Summer Showcase where we will be celebrating all the children’s hard work.

We look forward to another exciting and fun filled term.