Welcome to Jamaica Class!
Hello and welcome to Jamaica Class! Jamaica Class is happy and established and most have made firm friendships and have developed some very good social skills. We are really proud of what Jamaica Class are achieving! Lots of us in Jamaica Class are working on writing sentences independently and practical addition and subtraction.
It was lovely to see lots of parents during our recent Science Day. Thanks for your support. We are looking forward to seeing you at our next parent event, where we invite you in to celebrate your children's work. This will be on 21st March. More details to follow.
Please come and talk to myself, Mrs Chapman or Mrs Farley if you wish to ask anything or have a worry.
We have a mascot, called Jamaica Bear, who will be coming home with your child at some point this term. It will help your child to develop his or her language skills.
Mrs Chapman - Class Teacher
Mrs Kelly - PPA- Teacher -Thursday PM
Mrs Farley Class TA
We are using our lovely new outside area to do things such as retelling stories on the stage and learning as we discover in the new sandpit and watertray. The children are able to access these areas in all weathers so please remember to make sure your child has suitable clothing ( raincoats and warm coats for colder weather and sunhats and suncream applied in the morning in warmer weather) so they can enjoy the outside all year round.
PE is on a Tuesday. We are now focussing on differnt ways of moving and will start to use apparatus next term in term 5. We will send PE kits home at the end of term. Please can you remember to send in a set of named, spare clothes. Accidents are less likely now but they do occasionally happen.
To help your child, please encourage them to keep practising those buttons and zips at home and how to turn clothes the right way! Ear rings need to be removed before children come to school or they will not be able to take part in P.E.
Thanks for your support. Lots of children can change themselves independently and do up their coats.
Book change will be on Mondays and Thursdays when they are given a book. Thursday is also our day for choosing a library book. Children are reading books which are appropriate for them.
Our topic this term is 'Animals'. Our entry point to the topic was making animal masks. We have found out about animals and have been observing chicks hatch at school. We will also be talking about: animal patterns;sizes;habitats and lifecycles.
LiteracyPlease read books to your child and talk about them. Please look at our parents section of the website for help with phonics (reading and writing) and please help your child to complete their homework. You can write letters in shaving foam ,with paint ...we don't mind how! Let us know your ideas !
Now we have written our names, perhaps you could write names or small words using letters in the homework e.g at,is,in and when your child can do this encourage them to write a sentence and ask them to use their spelling hand. They will show you what this is! You can ask them to use some of the tricky words they have been learning in their sentences too. Any problems or questions come and ask me.
Some things we are learning that you could help with : reciting numbers to fifty or over fifty if your child can achieve reciting numbers to fifty. Ordering numbers from 0-20. Practical addition or subtraction using single digit numbers. Counting objects or using your fingers for this is fine.Talking about the properties of 2D ansd 3d shapes. How many corners do they have? How many sides do they have? You can ask your child to problem solve when sharing amounts of fruit or sweets as well.
Thanks to parents who have used Tapestry, our online learning journal and assessment app. It is very useful to see what your children have been learning at home. We hope you are enjoying looking at it too.
We hope to add more things as the year progresses of what we are doing... keep looking!
- Term 2-Let's Pretend
Term6-Up and Away
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!
Create some funny characters by changing their heads, bodies and legs.