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Charlton Kings Infants' School

Purple Class

 Welcome to Purple Class!

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Class Information

Mr Bracey is our teacher and Mrs Nevin and Mrs Stoat are our teaching assistants.

We hope you've had a good summer break and look forward to seeing you all again.

PE will be on a Monday and Wednesday so please ensure that children have suitable PE kit including jogging bottoms and PE shoes on those days.

Please take a look at our photos page to see what we have been doing.

Contact - dbracey@ckis.org.uk

Term 6 Curriculum Letter 2017

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to our final term in Year 1

Now summer is finally here,  our attention switches to the natural world with our topic “How Does Your Garden Grow?” 

As it will be hopefully getting warmer please could you remember to send your child to school with a water bottle and apply sun cream before they arrive at school. Please also send them with a light coat, just in case the weather should suddenly turn.

Year One Phonics Screening

This will be taking place in the week beginning 12th June.

Reading

Throughout Year 1 your child will continue to develop their reading skills. Teachers will spend some time each day on dedicated phonic work to help your child read individual words. This is supported by teacher led guided sessions once a week for each child. It is important that you hear your child read regularly. Children should now be writing their own comments in their reading diary. Please encourage your child to take pride in their diary by writing in a pencil rather than ink pens and ruling off when they have finished a book.

Educational Visits

Unfortunately, our usual educational visit destinations have been unable to accommodate us this year.  Mr Rotavator from Batsford has hung up his dungarees and the education officer from Nature in Art is on maternity leave and her replacement was unable to welcome Year 1 as a year group on one day.  Instead, we will be exploring and investigating the natural world at Robinswood Nature Reserve on Wednesday 12th July.  More details will follow.  We are planning a Nature and Art enrichment week (10th-13th July), when we will be working on science and art activities linked to our garden topic.

Science  ‘How does your garden grow?’

In science, we will be learning about plant growth, identifying the parts of a plant and recognising how different plants can be used in foods.   We will be using the school grounds for a nature day when pupils will go pond dipping and make sand sculptures of the mini-beasts they find in the nature area.  

PE Games & Competitive sport - athletics

The children will be taking part in games, and dance sessions this term. They will respond to music and work together to create country dancing style routines.   Children will develop overarm throwing skills in games sessions. The skills and actions will then be applied to simple games.  Sports Day is due to be on the morning of Friday 14th July at Charlton Kings Junior School.  We will be doing more PE outside this term so please could you ensure that your child’s plimsolls fit comfortably.

ICT Creating films  

We are enjoying being able to use ICT to support a range of subjects. We will be planning and filming a cookery programme linked to our DT project.  Move over Jamie Oliver!  

Art Materials & Monet

Linked to our growing and garden topic, we will be learning about one of the most famous gardens in the art world, Monet’s garden at Giverney. We will also be learning about Van Gogh’s Sunflowers pictures and colour mixing to create versions of our own.

DT  

We will be planning and creating green salads in DT, considering the importance of healthy eating and practicing basic skills such as chopping and slicing.   

PSHE  

We will be thinking about relationships and responsibilities as we grow older and continuing to think about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.    

Lost property

Please label all items of clothing with your child’s name this will help us to reunite owners with their property rather than it piling up in our lost property boxes.

Sickness

If your child has been sick or had an upset tummy, please make sure they do not return to school for 48 hours. Children are constantly reminded of the importance of washing their hands before eating and after going to the toilet. If possible please inform the school office if your child is going to be absent due to illness.

Wednesday Wanders

We have one last opportunity to visit your child’s Year One Classroom.  On the 5th July it will be our final Wednesday Wander of the year, and also, you get to go to the classroom your child will be in next year when they are in Year Two.

Progress Reports 

We look forward to sharing your child’s development with you when their written reports are issued in July. Until then, if you ever have any queries or anxieties regarding any aspect of your child’s school life please see us as soon as they arise so that we can find solutions together.

Yours sincerely,

 

                       Mrs Jones                           Miss Weyman                    Mr Bracey