​I​mp Class​​


 

Welcome to Imp Class​


 

Imps are characteristically described as small, quick and full of energy!
In Imp Class we aim to help the children have the best possible start to their school life.

 
 

HOME HELP

 
Please continue to help your child be self-sufficient in managing everyday tasks such as:
 
Zipping up their coat.
Blowing their nose (and disposing of the tissue in a bin!).
Going to the toilet by themselves and washing their hands.  (Often boys have not or have rarely encountered a urinal.)
Dressing and changing for P.E. -practise the buttons and also turning clothes the right was round when they are inside out!
Being responsible for putting books, toys and equipment away after them.
 
All of these skills take time to develop and every practice will help.
 
We will always be there to help and encourage, but a happy school life is, and always will be, dependent upon a partnership between home and school.
 
Foundation Stage (Reception Class)
 
The foundation stage curriculum is organised into six areas of learning:
 
Personal, social and emotional development
Communication, language and Literacy
Problem solving, reasoning and Numeracy
Knowledge and understanding of the world
Physical development
Creative development
 
Early years experience builds on what children already know and can do.  We will work to ensure that all children feel included, secure and valued in an atmosphere of mutual respect, within which children can have security and confidence.
 
Learning for young children is a rewarding and enjoyable experience in which they explore, investigate, discover, practise, rehearse, repeat, revise and consolidate their developing knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes.  During the foundation stage, many of these aspects of learning are brought together effectively through playing and talking.

 

 
Our topic for this term in 'Stick Man'
 
Stick Man is a fabulous book by Julia Donaldson which enables the children to explore concepts of family, comunity and home. We will be looking at journeys, travel, and exploring some big emotions such as love, loneliness and hope. The book introduces some scientific concepts such as floating and sinking and will encourage the children to think about seasons and how our environment changes throughout the year.
We will be using sticks to re enact the story and use objects from our natural environment to create some art work whilst comparing weight, length and shape of the things we have found.
 
We will use our imaginations to think about all the different things a stick could be and be decorating masks and sticks to explore using media in different ways.
 
We will also be using our Talk for writing techniques to learn a song all about Stick Man and his journey.

 

 
Stick Man goes on a long, cold, snowy journey.

 

Imp Class are excited to explore Winter in more detail.

 

 
Looking at Winter books.

 
We have been learning a Stick Man song. Look at our song map.

 

 
Religious Education
 
This term we have been learning about the Christmas Story. The children loved re enacting the nativity story with props, costumes and masks. We thought about why Jesus was such a special baby and how the characters might have been feeling at different points in the story. .
 
This week we have started our Revelation topic. We have been learning about churches and why we visit them. We have also been looking at all the jobs a priest does and how they help us to learn about God.
 
Father James came into school for a special prayer assesmbly by Year Two and we learned about a special table in church called an Altar.
 
Next week we are looking at the story of 'Feeding The Five Thousand' and thinking about how we can show kindness to eachother as Jesus did.

Read, Write, Inc

We are continuing to learn our sounds and the children have now begun their reading journeys and will be bringing their books home to share. Please encourage and read with your child as much as you can as this will really help their confdence and motivation.

 

Maths

 

This term we have been looking at the numbers to ten. We have been singing number songs such as Ten Green Bottles, counting forwards and back, looking at one more and one less, looking for patterns and trying to match numerals with amounts. You can help at home by practising counting with your child at any opportunity- going up and down the stairs, counting the buttons on their shirt- anything at all!



 
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Fire Brigade vistited the school. 

 
The children enjoyed learning about the different jobs that the Fire Fighters do
 and how to keep safe in the case of a fire.​
 
 
 


 


 

 
 

 

 


 

 



 

 


 



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