Welcome to Sparrows Class!
Our teacher is Miss Karen Griffiths and our teaching assistants are Miss Kylie Okarski and
Mrs Asma Navsa. Mrs Keeley Loney and Mr Dominico Maguire also support the Sparrows class.
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Autumn 1 'Me'
Our learning focus for this half term is 'Me'
Through our play we will be finding out about ourselves and others, exploring our senses and feelings, making friends and talking about our families.
Autumn 2 'Habitats'
Our learning focus for this half term is 'Habitats'
Through our play we will be looking at different objects and animals that we find in different places. We will explore the Wood, Farm, Jungle, Ocean, Sky and Snow & Ice.
Spring 2 'Animals'
Our learning focus for this shorter half term is 'Animals'
Through our play we will be looking at animals that we might have seen in our everyday lives. We will explore the sounds that they make, how they move, what they look like and how we can look after them. We will look at Cats, Dogs, Rabbits and Chickens.
Summer 1 'Gardens/Transport'
Our learning focus for the first few weeks this half term will be 'Gardens'
Through our play we will be on the hunt for flowers, bugs, bees, butterflies and frogs and we will be using our senses to find out more about the things we might find.
We will move onto 'Transport'
Through our play we will look at different transport which is one of our favourite things! We will explore the sounds they make, how they move and what makes them go. We will be focusing on emergency vehicles, trains and planes, cars and boats and buses and lorries.
We will explore a 'treasure' basket of resources each week that is linked to our focus and there will be additional resources and activities on offer in our provision that we can access whilst we are learning through our play.
Learning Together Target
Each term we will have a Learning Together focus and during the Autumn Term this will be looking at Personal, Social and Emotional development (self confidence, managing feelings and making relationships). The adults who support our learning will be observing, planning and reviewing the progress we make through purposeful FUN play activities that are grounded in the things that interest us in our play space.
Ask your child about their class dojos. These are points awarded for good behaviour. Sign up for our parent app with a code from your class teacher, so that you can track your child’s dojo online.
Clothing and Outdoor learning
We are very lucky as a school to have some amazing outdoor spaces to explore and we will be looking to take advantage of this as much as possible. Therefore, please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor activities i.e. coats and hats when it’s cold and sun cream in the summer months.
Please ensure that all clothing (including school jumpers and cardigans) are named. That way we can return them to you should they get lost.