Welcome to Isaac Newton Class!
Our teachers are Mrs Broomfield and
Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Harding and Mrs Pankhurst
Some subjects, such as English and Maths, are taught on a daily basis; others, like Science, are taught weekly; and some are taught in topic blocks.
In the Autumn Terms we will have a History topic about childhood, and think about what might have been the same or different for children growing up at the same time as our parents and grandparents. In Geography we're going to be finding out all about the weather, and linked to this our Science will start with a focus on the changing seasons, from Summer to Autumn, before moving on to thinking about animal classification.
If you would like to find out more about what we will be learning across the curriculum this term, please see the curriculum map attached below.
We will try to share your child's learning with you on a regular basis via Seesaw. Do ask if you are not sure how to access this as lots of useful information will also be sent this way. You will also be able to send us messages via Seesaw and we will try to respond promptly. (Reminder- Mrs Broomfield teaches on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and Mrs Banfield teaches on Wednesday and Thursday. If you need to get in touch, it really helps if you are able to message the teacher who is in school on that day!)
This term,Isaac Newton Class PE sessions will be on Mondays and Fridays, and we ask that children come to school in their PE kit on those days (white t-shirt and black shorts) and wearing suitable shoes.
All children will be provided with a healthy snack each morning.
Please encourage children to bring their water bottle.
We would ask you to read with your child as often as possible- it really does make a huge difference to their progress. If they are not in the mood to read to you, it is fine to read to them or to take it in turns to read a page each- it should be an enjoyable experience, not a chore! They will bring books home from school, but they may sometimes rather read things they choose at home or at the library. Talking about what they have read or asking questions about a story you have read to them is also invaluable and we are really grateful for your support in this area. For y1s and some of the y2 children, the books they bring home are closely linked to their phonics and will be entirely decodable- meaning they will be able to sound out the words, or recognise any common exception words. We will be changing their books during weekly guided reading sessions this term, so they will have opportunities to read the same book several times- building their fluency and therefore their confidence and enthusiasm for reading.
Phonics and Spellings