Welcome to Unicorns!
I am Mrs Maidment the class teacher and I am very lucky to have Mrs Jameson and Mrs Dunkley as my amazing TAs. We are a mixed class of 14 year 1 children and 11 year 2 children.
Each day is full of fun learning! In the morning we have phonics, maths and English. In the afternoons we learn the non-core subjects. This term lots of our geography and science will take place in the outdoor environment so make sure you always have your coat and wellingtons in school. In science we will be learning about our bodies and healthy eating. Later in the term we will be learning about animals and their habitats. In geography we will be learning about the oceans and continents and this will link to our science when investigating habitats.
Our topic this term is 'Curious about Carnivals' and we will surround some of our English work around this topic. Our first class book is 'Charlie's Magical Carnival' and Unicorns will soon be writing about Charlie's adventures!
Please make sure your child has their P.E kit, reading books and a drink bottle in school daily.
What a busy term Unicorns have had! Luckily I have had the help of Miss Rideout, Ms Crofts and Ms Millichamp.
In English the children have written detailed facts about Shakespeare. As a class we have read ‘A Midsummers Night’s Dream.’ From this the children have made magical woodland potions, written magical recipes, written detailed character descriptions and produced amazing wedding invitations.
During maths we have focused on number work, telling the time, fractions and measure. Lots of children have been succeeded on their maths passports and are now working on the next level. Well done keep practising!
In science we have recently been learning about plants and this week have planted our early potatoes. We are hoping to harvest these before the end of the summer term.
Our history topic was the Great Fire of London – the children each made their own Tudor house, wrote a detailed diary entry describing the events of the fire. The highlight of this topic appeared to be when the children dug up the items which Samuel Pepys buried during the events of the fire, the cheese and wine!