Diamond class is taught by Miss Darby the class teacher and Mrs Burton the teaching assistant. We have 30 children in the class comprising of Reception and Year 1.
Spring Term 1
I hope that you all had an enjoyable Christmas break with your children and that they are feeling refreshed and ready for the spring term. Once again we have lots of exciting learning opportunities ahead of us many of which will be centred around our new topic ‘Fabulous Food’.
This topic was chosen by the children before the Christmas break following their enthusiasm for gingerbread biscuit making with our buddies, creative cake making in the malleable area as well as our discussion about Christmas traditions around the world. Attached below is our topic plan which will give you an insight into some of the learning that will be taking place this half term.
This term Year 1 children are very lucky to be going swimming. Swimming will take place on a Friday morning at the Hereford Leisure Pool. The children will be taken from and returned to school by coach. Swimming will begin on Friday 12th January. Reception children will be swimming in the Summer term.
PE lessons will continue to be taken by myself on a Thursday for the whole class. Reception children will also receive a second PE session on a Friday. Some of these sessions may be held outside weather permitting so please add some named jogging bottoms or leggings to your child’s PE kit as a warmer alternative to shorts on cold days.
For Reception homework continues to be short daily bursts of reading and word time practice, which this term will begin to include our tricky red words which cannot be sounded out. For Year 1 it is these activities plus their spellings and Froggy Maths given and tested on Fridays and homework given on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday.
Our Values of the month for this half term are 'Peace' for January and 'Love' for February. We are hoping to use some of our buddy time to explore the meaning of these values beyond the normal classroom context.