Welcome to our class page!
Class Teacher: Miss Pennington
Teaching Assistant: Miss Valender
We have an open door policy. Feel free to pop into class at the start or end of the day if you have any questions or would like to share anything with us. We are happy to discuss any concerns you may have or to celebrate any achievements with you.
Welcome to Tavy class! We are excited to return for another term at St George’s and we hope you are too! We have an exciting term ahead of us, as our topic will be ‘Cinderella.’ Together we will compare different versions of the Cinderella story, discussing what is the same and what is different. We will use this to help us write the story in our own words and then use masks and costumes to perform the story to our friends.
Along the way we will learn about our own Royal family and different castles from around Britain. We are very excited to start learning about different music Cinderella and the prince might have danced to and we will learn our own dance to show to our families.
If you would like to find out more about this term, please take a look at our theme overview or feel free to speak to Miss Pennington or Miss Valender.
Learning Star of the Week
Values Star of the Week
Our Weekly Routine:
We will be using Leap into Life throughout the week. We will change into our PE kits every Friday.
Books will normally be changed on a Monday and a Friday where possible.
We will have phonics sessions every day.
We will send home learning home on a Thursday, we ask that any recorded home learning be returned by the following Wednesday.
Dates to Remember
Wednesday 4th January- Children return to school
Thursday 5th January- Aspiration value theme day
Friday 6th January- Prayer theme day.
Tuesday 10th January- EYFS height and weight check.
Wednesday 25th January- EYFS/Yr 1 Varnish.
Monday 9th January- Hook day
Tuesday 7th February- Safer Internet day.
Friday 10th February- Last day of term.
Monday 20th February- Children return to school.
8th/9th March- Learning conferences (dates may change)
Friday 24th March- Mothers day assembly performed by Tavy class.
Look at the children loving their learning in Tavy Class last year (2015-16)
Our Literacy Outcome
Come and read our stories which we wrote by ourselves based on story of STUCK!
The children watched their cress heads grow quickly. Once grown they wanted to eat it, so they made egg and cress sandwiches. The children also planted sunflower seeds, which they have now seen germinate. The children then wrote instructions on how to grow a sunflower.
Our Learning Outcomes
All the children wrote a fact file about Bertie the Dog who visited us on our Hook Day. They then wrote a fact file on their chosen African animal, including facts on where they live, what they eat, what they look like and what their babies are called.
The children then learnt the story of Handa's Surprise where they enjoyed acting out the story, using it as part of their maths learning for taking away and adding groups together. The also enjoyed trying the seven different fruits; their favourite was the pineapple! The children wrote a class book on Handa's Surprise.
Finally, the children learnt how to write a letter. They received a letter from Tamar class inviting them to their French café. The children then wrote their own letter to their parents inviting them in to see al their learning for this term. The children shared their learning journeys with their parents and recited the poem, 'It was a zoo on Noah's boat'.
The children brought in some wonderful projects including; two Lion masks with facts; Noah's boat; a photos and facts about their own pet and a Panther fact file-Fantastic!
Our Hook Day for Starry Night
We came to school in our pyjamas, we wore spider man ones, frozen pyjamas and ninja turtle ones. Mrs. Brown read the Gruffalo story to us. We then made star biscuits and decorated them with icing and sprinkles. We ate them with our hot chocolate, they were scrummy. We loved the hot chocolate because it was so yummy in our tummies. It was especially delicious with the whipped cream and Marshmallows. We made our own bedtime story books all by ourselves. It was an amazing, fantastico day. We love Hook Days!
Written by Tavy class pupils.
(Children did not want their real names put on because of what they have learnt during our e-safety lessons)
Wow, what a fantastic day we had with Lynher class! Firstly, we learnt all about the importance of trees through a game. We then learnt about why leaves change colour in Autumn. Next, we collected different natural resources and made out own clay 'Green man'. Then, we made leaf book marks and crowns. After that, we made observational drawings of apples using chalk pastels. We then ate the apples and planted the seeds. Finally, we learnt how to toast marshmallows safely and finished of the day by playing the 'Fox and Squirrel game'.
Helping your child at home
Please read with your child and record in the reading record book everyday, please complete all homework and return to school on Mondays. Please let us know if your child has achieved something at home that you would like us to celebrate. If you have any questions about your child's progress or would like to look at their work please do not hesitate to speak to us.
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