Welcome to your new class

Report
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
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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.

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