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If you have any photographs of your child at the seaside please could you bring them into school so that they can share their memories and enhance the topic learning further.

Term 6

Welcome back to Term 6.

We have a busy term ahead and many exciting things will be happening in Potter class. We have our trip to Longleat to look forward to (12.06.19). We will visit the seaside in week 6 and we shall be starting weekly Forest school sessions on a Friday (start date TBC)

Swimming will continue on a Monday in term 6.

Please check the curriculum pages to find out what we shall be learning about this term across the curriculum; information will also be sent home in book bags!

 

Our topic this term is called 'Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside'

We shall we reading stories with this same theme, recounting the trips we go on, thinking about what we may see at the seaside when we visit; we shall be thinking about how it is different at the seaside to where we live!

We have lots of fun learning ahead of us this term; we will also be thinking about changes and for some of the children, getting ready for a new class in September.

 

Please check back on our class page to see how our Butterflies are doing; we expect to release them into the wild in the first few days of the new term; photos to follow.

 

Term 5

Welcome back to Term 5!

'How tall will my sunflower grow?' is our topic this term. We will be planting sunflower seeds at the beginning of term and thinking about the things plants need in order to grow. Children in class will be responsible for helping their plants grow. We shall be looking at measurement in maths and keeping diaries to show the changes we will see.

Jack and the Beanstalk will be our book focus for the first part of the term, and the children will have their very own Giant castle in the classroom (role play area).

We shall also be growing our own butterflies in class this term and looking at life cycles, growth and change. The children in the class last year really enjoyed watching the caterpillars change into Butterflies, hopefully it will be just as successful this year!

Please see the curriculum page for a topic map which shows our learning across all areas of the curriculum.

 

Term 4

Welcome back! The children come back to school happy and with such great, positive learning attitudes! 

They were very excited to find a giant Dinosaur egg in the classroom on the first day back! Our literacy focus will be on books with the same theme with Dinosaurs also such as Bumpus Jumpus, Dinosaurumpus and Harry and the Bucket full of Dinosaurs. The children have already been very excited to learn about Dinosaurs!

Our learning this term has a music focus, we shall be learning about rhythm, beat, loud/soft sounds and of course exploring the use of different instruments. At the end of term we shall come together with Bond, McKee and Donaldson classes to have a disco celebration.

Please see the curriculum page to find out what we are learning across all areas of the curriculum.

 

Please remember to: 

  • Send in a swimming kit every Monday for our sessions at Springfield.
  • Send in stories and props to support Story Sharing sessions.
  • Read with your child as much as possible at home and record in the yellow reading record.
  • Support your child to choose something from home to bring for Show and Tell (Wednesday)
  • Check out the sign of the week (displayed on the window)

 

 

World Book Day! Look at all of our fantastic costumes. Potter class really enjoyed sharing books with some of Year 3 class!

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World Book Day! Look at all of our fantastic costumes. Potter class really enjoyed sharing books with some of Year 3 class! 3
World Book Day! Look at all of our fantastic costumes. Potter class really enjoyed sharing books with some of Year 3 class! 4
World Book Day! Look at all of our fantastic costumes. Potter class really enjoyed sharing books with some of Year 3 class! 5
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Welcome back to Term 3! We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas break, it has been great to see the children come back to school this week happy and ready to learn!. We all really enjoyed watching the Pantomime on the first day back and all sat so well to watch it! Well done Potter class!

Our topic this term is called 'Can we sign a Rhyme?' We have a literacy based focus this term, we shall be reading, listening to and learning to say and sign some different rhymes. Alongside Donaldson, Bond and McKee we plan to make a shared performance to parents and carers from these classes at the end of term so watch this space!

Please look in the 'curriculum folder' for more information about what the children will be learning about this term and a copy of this has been sent home this week.

 

We shall be starting swimming again Monday 14th January for the remainder of the term.

 

Please continue to send in stories for your children to share in our weekly sessions.

 

Check the classroom window weekly for the 'sign of the week', which your child will be learning and shall hopefully show you at home too!

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO SWIMMING ON THE LAST WEEK OF TERM (22ND OCTOBER)

Potter Class (Resource Base)

Dear Parents/carers

Please remember to send in stories which your child can share in our 'story sharing' sessions weekly.  

Staff in all resource base classes have been trained as Story sharers through the 'Open storytelling project' and support all children with a range of communication needs to be able to share stories and have a 'voice'. Your input really is key to enabling your child's ability to share meaningful stories; whether they be big or small providing they are meaningful to your child our sessions provide an empowering ability for children to communicate through support of adult co-narration.

Story sheets are sent home and 'topped up' in book bags. Please remember to send in any props e.g. photos which will help the story become even more powerful.

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Welcome to Potter class page.

We are a class of mixed age children ranging from Reception age to Year 2.

We have a fantastic and dedicated team of staff who work in the class. Miss Inkpen is the class teacher and we have four Teaching Assistants who work in our class across the week, Mrs Stevens, Miss Metcalfe, Mrs Cozens and Mrs Wardley.

 

Our Topic this term is 'Who lives in my house?' 

We shall be learning about different homes and about our families.

Please visit the 'Curriculum' section on our class page to find out more about what we will be learning this term.

 

Please ensure that your child has a named PE kit in school during term and they have a set of wellies they can change into at playtime as the weather changes.

Also please remember we shall be going swimming every Monday so please ensure you send a swimming kit into school on the day to ensure your child can swim.

 

We use a range of communication programmes in our class to support how our children can interact and communicate to express themselves. Each week we shall be learning a new 'sign of the week' in line with the Makaton charity, our first week back in school we will be learning to say and sign 'good morning' to the adults and to our friends.

 

Please ask a member of staff if you need any support with this, we will always be happy to show you!

 

 

 

 

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