Welcome to the Greenfinches Class!
Teacher: Remie Montgomery
TAs: Lois Carlisle and Nicola Kirk
Mid Day Leader: Janice Stockton
On The Move
- In English, we have really enjoyed exploring our story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. We have identified the title, author and illustrator and had fun re-telling the story to the whole school in our Good Work assembly. We have created our own artwork inspired by scenes from the story and then matched the correct caption to the scenes. We also had a go at sequencing the different parts of the story and some of us have written our own sentences about the pictures in the story.
- In Science, we have had so much fun exploring magnets and forces! We have been practically exploring magnets and experimenting with different materials to see whether they are attracting or repel. We then sorted the different materials in to ‘magnetic’ and ‘non-magnetic’ categories.
- In PSHE, we have been learning about our emotions and the emotions of others. We have looked at photos of different emotions and sorted them. We have also considered our actions and how they can make other people feel and how we can make people feel better if they are feeling sad. We have listened to the ‘Colour Monster’ story and created our own colour monster based on how we feel.
It has been a fabulous first half term and we are so excited to see what learning the rest of the year brings! Have a lovely half term and thank you for all of your support from all of the team!
At Halcyon Way we use Signalong as a part of a Total Communication Approach, we are constantly using core vocabulary with the children to support their language development and then through each of our topics we introduce new signs and language, which extends their vocabulary further. We also have two “Signs of the Week” which helps maintain and extend key knowledge and skills of everyday vocabulary.
Each half term we will be creating a short video showcasing and demonstrating signs relavent for the current term so that you can learn the signs and further this learning at home.
Click play to watch this half terms Signalong video!
If your child has a school dinner, the school menus can be accessed by clicking here. For children who bring a packed lunch, please remember to provide healthy and balanced options. We are a Healthy School and will be focusing on healthy eating and how children can make healthy lifestyle choices.
How You Can Help at Home
In Science we will be exploring everyday materials. You could help at home by involving your child in the recycling process at home – you could ask your child what type of material it is and support them with which bin it belongs to!
In Science we will be learning all about Health Prevention and Basic First aid. You could help at home by reinforcing the importance of a good night’s sleep, personal hygiene and healthy eating! This half term we will see which children are eager to substitute their snack for a healthier option and they will receive a certificate!
English – Writing.
In our writing sessions we are going to be practicing our letter formation and forming words/sentences. You could help at home by practicing your child’s letter formation