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Mount Fuji Class

 

Welcome to Mount Fuji Class!

Our teachers are Mrs Broomfield and

Mrs Gordon

Our TA is Mrs Ellis

Our Curriculum.

This term we are all trying a slightly different approach to the curriculum. Rather than teaching every subject across the whole term, we will be blocking learning so that the children can get fully immersed in the subject and will hopefully retain new knowledge in greater depth. This term we are thinking about Mount Fuji in week 1, Week 2 will have an RE focus on the Creation story, Weeks 3-5 will be a History focus, all about Magna Carta, and so on. We will provide regular updates as we go along.

English, Maths, PE and Music will be taught every week as before.

Our Curriculum Map- Autumn 2019

Our Mascot is a black bear named Blossom, after the Japanese cherry blossoms. Each Friday she will come home with the child who is Star of the Week. This can be awarded to someone who has done some excellent learning, but is equally given for good behaviour or attitude, and for being a good friend to others.

Seesaw

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 can also be sent this way.

PE

Fuji Class PE sessions will usually be on Tuesdays and Thursdays however it is really helpful if PE kit can be left in school all week as this can sometimes change. While the warmer weather is here we will go outside whenever possible, so trainers or daps will be needed. Please try and ensure all kit is named- initials in permanent marker on the label is fine, that way lost property can be quickly returned.

Reading

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 and you are welcome to record this in their yellow reading records. 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.

Spellings.

Spellings will be sent home towards the beginning of term (once phonics assessments have been completed) and will be tested on Fridays. They may practise a particular phonic pattern, or be taken from the "common exception words" list of high frequency words that are tricky to spell.

 

Year 1 and 2 common exception words- tricky words the children will learn to read and spell.

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