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Welcome to the Opal Class Page!

Miss Whittingham will be the teacher for Opal Class this term, with help from the wonderful Mrs. Di Pisa and Mrs. Gingell.

 

On Wednesday 3rd May we will be holding a curriculum evening for parents and children explaining how we teach fractions in Maths at Key Stage 1. If you would like to attend, it will be at 5.30 and held in Amethyst class.

 

 

Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing and restful holiday!

Our topic for the first Summer term is 'All Around the World! We will be learning about geography of the world and then moving on to learning about the history of different explorers such as Columbus, Drake and Scott!

 

In Maths, we will continue practising counting and writing our numbers correctly; understanding place value and using our knowledge of number bonds to solve addition and subtraction questions. We will be learning about multiplication and division; mass and solving word problems. We will also be revising other concepts we have learnt over the year. 

 

Read, Write, Inc. will continue to teach us our sounds for reading, as well as comprehension skills. 

 

In Science we will be looking at plants and animals. We will also be doing some experiments later in the term.

 

Our Learn4Life lessons will be a chance to discuss PSHE issues such as friendship and kindness.

 

In Computing we will be learning how to code by using different computer programmes and beebots!

 

In R.E., we will be exploring Judaism. 

 

In P.E., we will be doing Real PE and Games. 

This term, PE. will be on a Thursday and Friday. Please ensure that your child has a change of t-shirt, shorts and suitable PE shoes (daps).T shirts should be white and shorts should be black.

 

Below is some guidance which will support you and your child in making good progress throughout the year:

• Asking them about what they have learned about in school that day.

• Discussing the topics that are being covered together.

• Reading about the topics at home.

• Visiting the library to find out more about the topics for the term.

• Bringing anything relevant into school to share with the class if your child would like to.

 

Homework

ALL Children should be reading at home daily and bringing their reading folders with contact books to school every day to change their books and/or be read with in school. Please sign your child's diary each time they read at home, as this earns them points towards their reading certificates, which the children all love to get in Celebration Assembly.

All children should be learning their times tables regularly (2s, 5s and 10s). 

All children will have an optional topic homework to complete [see document below].

 

*** iPads and iPhones are a fantastic educational resource and as more and more of you and your children have access to one these days, we've made a list of some of the best free and paid for educational apps for infant children... check them out at the bottom of the page! ***

 

Photos of Opal learning

Photos of Opal learning 1 Midsummer night's dream creations
Photos of Opal learning 2 Fairy gardens
Photos of Opal learning 3 Fairy gardens
Photos of Opal learning 4 Fairy outfits
Photos of Opal learning 5 Potions!
Photos of Opal learning 6 Potion
Photos of Opal learning 7 Potion
Photos of Opal learning 8 Adding
Photos of Opal learning 9 Number bonds
Photos of Opal learning 10 Trip to the park for topic!
Photos of Opal learning 11 Trip to the park for topic!
Photos of Opal learning 12 Trip to the park for topic!
Photos of Opal learning 13 Trip to the park for topic!
Photos of Opal learning 14 Trip to the park for topic!
Photos of Opal learning 15 Trip to the park for topic!
Photos of Opal learning 16 Problem solving
Photos of Opal learning 17 If there are 2 straws in 1 cup, how many in 10?
Photos of Opal learning 18 How many ways can the pizza toppings be divided?
Photos of Opal learning 19 Children in need: biscuit making,decorating&eating
Photos of Opal learning 20 Children in need: biscuit making,decorating&eating
Photos of Opal learning 21 Children in need: biscuit making,decorating&eating
Photos of Opal learning 22 Writing up our sinking and floating experiment
Photos of Opal learning 23 Writing up our sinking and floating experiment
Photos of Opal learning 24 Making boats - do they sink or float?
Photos of Opal learning 25 Making boats - do they sink or float?
Photos of Opal learning 26 Making boats - do they sink or float?
Photos of Opal learning 27 Helicopter stories
Photos of Opal learning 28 Helicopter stories
Photos of Opal learning 29 Cutting felt and using running stitch in DT
Photos of Opal learning 30 Cutting felt and using running stitch in DT
Photos of Opal learning 31 Cutting felt and using running stitch in DT
Photos of Opal learning 32 George's patched up old gown!
Photos of Opal learning 33 Christmas role play
Photos of Opal learning 34 Opal's tree - decorations made using hot glue!
Photos of Opal learning 35 Cards made using Paint and Word on the computer
Photos of Opal learning 36 Cards made using Paint and Word on the computer
Photos of Opal learning 37 Sharing and reasoning
Photos of Opal learning 38 Sharing and reasoning
Photos of Opal learning 39 Sharing and reasoning
Photos of Opal learning 40 Our newspaper reports, using question marks.
Photos of Opal learning 41 Our newspaper reports, using question marks.
Photos of Opal learning 42 Our newspaper reports, using question marks.
Photos of Opal learning 43 Exploring Indian artefacts!
Photos of Opal learning 44 Exploring Indian artefacts!
Photos of Opal learning 45 Exploring Indian artefacts!
Photos of Opal learning 46 Exploring Indian artefacts!
Photos of Opal learning 47 The wild place school trip.
Photos of Opal learning 48 The wild place school trip.
Photos of Opal learning 49 Here be dragons!
Photos of Opal learning 50 Making dragon eggs.
Photos of Opal learning 51 World book day!
Photos of Opal learning 52 World book day!
Photos of Opal learning 53 World book day!
Photos of Opal learning 54 World book day!
Photos of Opal learning 55 We recorded musical symbols.
Photos of Opal learning 56 We recorded musical symbols.
Photos of Opal learning 57 We are learning about the different animal types.

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