Welcome to the ‘Classroom of Joy!’
Joy Class welcomes 9 new reception and 3 KS1 children this year to our ever growing numbers. As a result establishing routines and working on the 6Rs is our priority as we start the new year; Mrs Camacho will be visiting us weekly to link this learning to RE. In Literacy our story making will be through the work of Anthony Browne and his Bear with the Magic Pencil series. This will offer us the opportunity to explore adjectives, adverbs and a whole range of other grammatical features required for this age group. Presentation is a key focus for the whole school focus and therefore joined handwriting is a priority in these early years.
In Art we will be focusing on drawing with an emphasis on portraiture and this will be explored in our IT lessons too where children will be learning how to take good digital photos, considering lighting, composition and zoom features. In the woods we will be looking for signs of Autumn and closely observing individual areas of the wood throughout the seasons, making comparisons as things change. Use of our new “Classroom of Wonder” will be on-going with lessons taking place in this new outdoor space where appropriate. In DT we will be preparing food for a teddy bear’s picnic, thinking about healthy choices and in Music we will be appreciating a variety of classical composers. Our topic work will find us exploring some of our world’s most impressive features as well as exploring what it means to be healthy and active. We love learning French together and the children explore this new language through games, songs and other activities. As always, maths permeates much of what we do and there are many opportunities for us to use our classroom based learning in the outdoors and across the curriculum as a whole.
We look forward to welcoming you in to our wonderful, busy classroom soon,
From Mrs Pender, Mrs Bekker-Wrench, Mrs Forshaw and the children of Joy Class.