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Zog class is a mixed age class with 10 pupils who are following the Developing pathway of learning.
Our children love to be active in their learning whether we are racing around in a Maths lesson or taking part in a focused Yoga session. The Children are developing independence in their learning during lessons and by accessing the classroom provision with their peers. We are also improving communication skills across the curriculum through use of communication boards, symbols and signing. This is supporting our children to not only access their learning but also interact with their peers which can be seen in the roleplay area.
Topic SummaryWelcome back after half term. We hope you had lots of fun over the half term break. This half term our topic is “Sharing and caring” during which we explore themes of kindness, friendship and relationships. In English we will initially be reading the book ‘Kind’. Later in the half term we will be learning about Poetry. The children will listen to a range of different poems and begin to write their own poetry. In the final week we will be learning about the Easter story. During the first week back, the children will be exploring symmetry. This will be through practical tasks such as printing, painting and on screen activities. We will then have a focus on multiplication and division. We will be focusing on making groups and sharing as a way of answering calculations. Our Science area of learning this half animals. We will be identifying different animals, sorting them by characteristics, learning about habitats and life cycles. As part of our creative curriculum we will also complete a sequence of music lessons working towards performing for the rest of phase 2 in assembly – this will combine body percussion and instruments and support children to read a musical composition.
We will have PE on a Thursday morning on the School MUGA. This half term we will be developing our tag Rugby skills. Please send a PE kit into school. We will keep this for the half term to ensure children have it each week.
School will have a continued focus on ‘Outside Learning in all Weathers’ this year, with this in mind if possible please ensure that on each day your child has a suitable coat for the weather conditions.
We ask for a contribution of £6 per half term which contributes to regular class cooking sessions and daily snack. We are aiming to enrich the curriculum through a variety of trips and will give you notice of these in advance.
Dates for your diary:
A list of upcoming dates for the year will be sent home shortly. These will also be posted on class dojo.
03.03.22 World book day
18.03.22 Comic relief (details to follow)
Home / School Communication
Please see upcoming Family Homework. In addition we want to develop our children’s independence so please encourage this at home through dressing and eating skills.
Please keep in touch using Class dojo, we will regularly share pictures and updates on your child’s learning. If you have any immediate concerns please phone the school office.
We are hoping to have different events for parents during the school year and it would be fantastic if you could attend these to become part of the wider school community.
As part of our Covid-secure procedures, we are unable to issue home-school diaries this year. Government guidance say's that schools must quarantine any books that come into school from home for up to 72 hours. All home-school communication will therefore need to move over to Class Dojo. You should expect to receive home-school communication from your child's class team approximately three times per week. This will provide a fine balance between staff workload and their well-being whilst ensuring you are kept regularly up-to-date on your child's experience in school. We must however politely remind parents/carers that staff will not be expected to read and/or respond to any Class Dojo messages in the evenings, at weekends or during the school holidays.
Thank you to those parents who have already signed up for this - your child's class team will be in touch if you have not yet logged in.
There is normally member of the class team available to speak to between 8:15 - 8:40 am or 3:00 - 3:30 pm, please phone the school office and ask for a member of staff from the class if you wish to speak to us.