Herons - Mrs Hicks

Mrs Julie Hicks



Miss Barnett

1-1 Teaching Assistant

Miss Briggs

Shared Classroom Teaching Assistant ( also with Kittiwake Class), HLTA- PPA cover

Miss Cocking

Lunchtime Supervisor

Miss Williams

Lunchtime Supervisor (1 to 1)

We began the new term reading the Oliver Jeffers book-'Here We Are'and we started to look at our town, county and country using maps and Google Earth as a resource to help us. We then went on to read 'Pumpkin Soup'and we did lots of different activities around this shared text-sequencing the story, writing speech bubbles to accompany the story characters; we acted out the story in groups and even made pumpkin soup. We followed instructions for making jam sandwiches and wrote some for making the soup so we have been very busy! We found out about a local artist-Brian Pearce and had a go at recreating one of his pictures using chalks, oil pastels and coloured pencils.
Our Science topic was Ourselves;we found out about different parts of the body and did some great experiments exploring our senses, the tasting was the best!
In Maths we have been consolidating numbers to 10; finding one more/less, comparing groups of objects using the inequality signs and adding two single digit numbers together, recording our answers as number calculations and using the part, part, whole model.
To celebrate Black History month, we read the story of 'Amazing Grace' and thought about what we wanted to be when we grew up; we learnt about Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King and talked about what sort of a world we would like to live in.
I have been so proud of my Herons and how they have settled into Year 1. They have quickly become familiar with the new routines and expectations of a new year group and are working hard in all areas.
The next half term will be even busier with Christmas preparations, whatever form they might take and I am confident my children will give it their all!
Please could all clothing, especially jumpers/cardigans be named.
Water bottles and bookbags will need to be brought in daily.
Could you ensure that your child has plimsolls/trainers in school, preferably left in school at all times please-a named pe bag or backpack can be left on the children's pegs in the cloakroom.
PE will be on a Wednesday and hopefully on a Friday.
Many thanks.