Elm Timetable 2012 - 2013 9:20 – 10:25 10:25 – 10:40 10:40 – 11 11 – 12 Register Child initiated learning Handwritin g every day Read Write Inc Literacy With child initiated learning Whole school Assembly Play AO duty Maths and child initiated learning Whole school Assembly Play Wednesday KS1 Assembly Thursday Friday Monday Tuesday 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch time 8:50 – 9:15 1:15 – 1:45 1:45 – 3:15 Guided reading Child initiated learning Theme Child initiated learning Maths and child initiated learning Guided reading Child initiated learning ICT Child initiated learning Play Maths and child initiated learning ELM 1:15 – 1:30 show and tell 1.30 – 2 Dance 2- 2.30 Music 2.30 – 3 Guided reading / Child initiated learning OAk 1.15 – 1:45 Music 1:45 – 2 – show and tell 2- 2.30 Dance 2.30 – 3 guided reading/ Child initiated learning Music Assembly Play Maths and child initiated learning Guided reading Child initiated learning ELM Child initiated learning 1 – 2 PE 2 – 3 Oak PE – 1 – 2 Child initiated learning 2-3 Sharing Assembly Play RD on duty 11 – 11:30 Singing 11.30 – 12 PSHE Guided reading Child initiated learning Theme Child initiated learning Curriculum Overview Outline Year Plan Autumn Spring Theme Ourselves Celebrations Water (walk to canal or church) Seasides Animals Machines Science The Body/ Senses Light & Dark Sound Growing plants Floating/sinkin g Properties of water Water in the body Materials Needs of animals/ animals in the local environment Forces Making an animal home (whipsnade zoo) Making machines Technology Summer Moving picture books Water wheels Art Clay Observationa l drawing Investigating colours Christmas decorations Water colour painting Observational drawing Printing Animals in art sketching Clay animals ICT Pictograms/ graphs Modelling The information around us Labelling and classifying Instructions and making things happen Using a word bank Curriculum Overview Geography Christmas around the world History Ourselves Sequencing History of celebration and Christmas traditions P.E. Games – throwing and catching Games – controlling a ball with feet Gym – travelling, jumping, rolling Gym – Balancing Weather Seasons in Africa and our local area. Rainfall around the world Local water ways Victorian times Dance Inventors Games – Hockey skills Games – tennis Games – aiming and defending Gym – Curling and stretching Multiskills Athletics Dance: Boogaloo Music Exploring sounds R.E. Special people Special books Exploring duration Different celebration s Exploring Pulse and Rhythm Exploring Pitch Christianity Noah’s ark (linked to literacy) Easter Exploring instrument s (Carnival of the Animals) Exploring timbre, tempo and dynamics Class routines Start time 8:55 – 3:15pm. The door will close at 9:00 and if you are late please take your child to reception. If you are unable to collect your child contact the school by 3:00. All school uniform needs to be named (including PE kit). A coat is needed at all times as we will go outside in all weathers. Indoors footwear must be black plimsolls or shoes (no crocs or slippers). PE kits need to include: T-shirt in the house colour of your child Jogging trousers Trainers for outdoor PE Key information Please close the school gates if you see them open. There are three entrances to the school. Please do not use scooters on the school grounds. Be mindful of the local residents when parking. Please be responsible for your children before and after school. In particular by the roads and on the apparatus. Key information Contributions – please supply a box of tissues each term. Items for the office. All admin that needs to go to the office, please give to the class teacher in a named envelope. All hard copies of letters are kept in the entrance foyer and on the notice boards outside Willow and Nursery. If your child has any medical/physical condition that we are not aware of please let us know. Please name water bottles and bring them in daily. Communication Please write a note for: • Please inform the school in writing of any appointments. •Please speak to the class teacher or write a note to arrange a meeting about your child. •It is very important that you let us know of anything that may affect your child in school. If you should have any situations that arise that could affect the emotion of your child please also inform us. E.g. moving house, illness of close relatives, parent travelling and being away from home. Home learning Reading books will be changed every Thursday. Spellings will be given out every Friday after October half term and the test will be the following Friday. Your child will have a spelling book with the spellings stuck in to take home. They will return their spelling book to be tested the following Friday. The test will take place in the same book so that you can see the results. Literacy, Maths and theme home learning will be alternated each week. It will be given out on a Friday and given in on a Wednesday. There will be one home learning book. This will start in January. Reading Your child will have a reading record for us to communicate in about their reading. Your child will be part of a guided reading session once a week and we will communicate how your child has read and offer ideas on what to focus on next. This will be indicated in the reading record with this sign GR Your child will need to practice reading at home every day. Please write how they have read and sign the reading record. We will reward your child with house points for reading every day at home. Your child will be listened to individually when they are assessed to move colour bands. We also listen to your child reading during literacy and through our themes. For further information please see our reading letter which is on our website and in our information pack for parents. Literacy Your child has been assessed by Miss Orr and the groups have been set through ability. Within the Literacy hour all children will continue with their daily phonics. All children will receive the full Read Write Inc program. To help your child with Literacy you can practice handwriting, encourage your child to write about trips that they have been on, read to your child to help them to develop their vocabulary. For further information about Literacy and Read Write Inc, please visit our website. Maths Your child will now be in an ability set group for Maths. You can help your child at home by viewing our calculation policy which is on our website. You can also play games with your child involving Maths, such as snakes and ladders. You can use money when visiting the shop, weigh items when making cakes and find many practical ways of involving Maths in daily life. Marking Your child’s work will be marked using green pen. It will be marked with a smiley face with cheeks, a smiley face or an open mouthed face. They will also be marked on their presentation. A P with wiggly lines means that they need to improve their presentation. A P with one tick is good presentation and a P with two ticks means excellent presentation. The children will be given the opportunity to read and reflect on their marked work. Please spend time with them reflecting on their homework. They will be rewarded for excellent work through house points and stars. Greenway guinea pigs A note has been sent home about taking the guinea pigs home for the weekend. We really appreciate the wonderful response! We will be placing a timetable in the classroom window. If you are unable to take the guinea pigs home on your allocated weekend please let your class teacher know and they will try their best to reschedule it for you. Class representative Class representative – Each class has a representative to help the teacher organise parent help during the year and to sort the social side of your class. If you change your mobile phone number or e-mail address then please let the office know (if you have not given either of these to the office please do so asap). Thank you Thank you for listening. This power point along with the hand outs will be uploaded onto our Greenway website. Please ask if you have any further questions.