In our class we are taught by our teacher Mrs Gardiner and supported by Mrs London and Miss Bayman. On a Friday, Mrs Mitchell teaches us.
In Pears Class during the Summer Term we are looking at our project ‘We are Artists’ and will be unpicking the provocation ‘Graffiti is Vandalism’. In this topic children will have the opportunity to explore the provocation and decide whether this is an appropriate viewpoint or not to take. It will provoke a response and the opportunity for exploration that many emotions, feelings and moral boosting can come from graffiti if it is done in the right way (Banksy artwork to support the Covid -19 appeal, street art in Brazil to eliminate street crime for example).
We will explore the idea of contemporary art, including looking at different styles such as street art, pop art and graffiti and will also look at the way that lyrics and words can provoke a response from an audience. In particular we will look at slam poetry and rap. In addition to this, children will learn the core skills around colour mixing and blending.
Pupils will have the opportunity to make links between art and music by combing the two elements together and the children will aim to create a wall of positivity with a twist!
In Maths the children will deepen their understanding of number and place value. We will complete lots of practical learning opportunities including taking part in ‘teach active’ lessons to keep our bodies moving whilst calculating! We will also look at ‘measures’ including length and weight.
Children in Pears Class will have exposure to a range of fabulous texts in Year 1/2 including ‘Serious Graffiti’ by Barbara Mitchelhill and ‘The Magic Paintbrush’ by Julia Donaldson.
RE and Computing will be taught by Mrs Mitchell on a Friday and are separate elements of our curriculum to our projects.
This term in PE, Pears Class will be learning the skills needed to compete in a range of athletic competitions. PE days will remain the same; Tuesday with Mr R and a Thursday with Mrs Gardiner. On PE days, please allow your child to come into school dressed in their sports clothes. Weather dependent, they may also need to bring some wet weather shoes in to school. We also love Yoga in Pears Class and regularly take time to be mindful whilst strengthening our bodies. We enjoy using Cosmic Yoga to help us with these skills.
To those who need new ones issuing, reading books will be sent home on a Monday. Please note that reading books should only be returned to school on a Friday in order to comply with the quarantine measures we have in place during the Coronavirus pandemic. I have bought each child a new ‘book bag’ which is machine washable. Please wash this regularly to stop any unwanted germs from coming backwards and forwards between school and home. Please help your child to be a successful reader by practising reading on a daily basis when possible (little but often is good). We also complete guided reading in school which is separate to home/ school reading books; therefore, progress through the reading scheme will be dependent mostly on how much they read out of school, as well as their phonic skills, decoding and comprehension. All children have a reading chart to encourage reading at home – please remember to issue a sticker each time they read at home and remember that there are prizes for every reading chart completed throughout the year. If your child has completed a chart, please post a photograph on Tapestry.
Read, Write Inc. spelling and phonics books have also been sent home and the rules/sounds learned will be posted on Tapestry weekly.
As part of our school policy, children are encouraged to ‘Enjoy Learning Together at Home’ and learning opportunity grids can be found at the front of each ELTaH orange coloured book and these will be updated termly on the website for you to be able to download or print yourselves. These include a list of suggested ways that you may choose to support your child at home. Updates will be made each term and put on the Pears website page for your information. TTRockstars log in details can also be found stuck in the front of the ELTaH books, but please note we will not be starting this until further on in the school year.
Thank you so much for your continued support. Please do not hesitate to ask if there is anything you are unsure about.
Please follow links to……
YEAR A (2019-2020)
YEAR B (2020-2021)