Hares & Herons

Welcome to Hares and Heron's Class Page
Year 1
                                Creature Feature: Great Blue Heron – Great Ecology   New ‘viral cocktail’ killing hares in UK and Ireland, scientist warns |  Wildlife | The Guardian  

Miss Griffith

Hares Class Teacher

Monday and Tuesday

Miss Faull

Hares Class Teacher

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Mrs Mach

Herons Class Teacher

Mrs Sinclair

Physical Education Teacher

Tuesday Afternoon

Teaching Assistants

Hares - Mrs Sturgess
Herons - Ms Brennan, Mrs Martin, Mrs Keast and Miss Orrell

Key Information

Tuesday and Friday
Your child will need to come to school dressed in their PE kit on a Tuesday and Friday. Please make sure that your child has tracksuit bottoms and a jumper for colder weather.
Please ensure that your child brings their Reading Pack containing their reading book and reading record in everyday. We will give your child 3 books to take home each Friday and these books will be changed the following Friday. Please write a note in your child's diary when you have read with them so that we can see which books have been read and any comments about how your child got on reading that book. It is beneficial to ensure that your child reads and re reads the books they take home to help them build fluency and support them with words that they found tricky reading the first time round. 
Key Words
Your child will have Key Word Bookmarks related to our phonics scheme - Little Wandle. These will be pinned to the back of your child's reading record. Your child will learn and practice their Key Words throughout our weekly teaching. Once your child is able to confidently read the Key Words,  we will then move them on to the next bookmark. It would be great if you could practice these with your child when reading with them. 
Homework will be sent out on a Friday on Google Classroom. The homework sheet contains a summary of the Maths learning we have been doing that week and also a list of words containing the phonics sounds we have been learning. You could practice these at home with your child and send in any extra work to showcase in class if you wish.
Each Friday morning we will be doing a spelling quiz. This will be based on the 5 spellings at the bottom of the homework sheet. Please try and practice these spellings at home. You could play games with the words or write them in different ways.

Our Learning

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Sea Life
Term 5 and 6

Our final topic is ‘Sea Life’. We have begun looking at Katie Morag’s Island Stories by Mairi Hedderwick. We will write a character description of Katie and link it to our Geography learning where we will be exploring the physical and human features of the Island and comparing it to Wivelsfield. We will then move onto looking at The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage. This text will be the base of our learning and in Design and Technology we will be designing and making a lighthouse using a pulley system. We will also be learning about healthy eating this term making our very own healthy lunch for Mr Grinling. This topic will lead into many of our learning opportunities across the curriculum, feeding into our English, art, PE and music.