Welcome to Fir Class!
The Fir Class Team
Teaching in the Fir class this year is Mr Cosford, Sumaira and Louise.
We also have a Sports Coach Apprentice called Joe Gibbs helping out on a Monday and Tuesday.
PPA will be covered by Sadia on a Wednesday afternoon.
PE will be on a Monday afternoon for the second half of the Spring Term.
If you need to speak to Mr Cosford please feel free to arrange a virtual meeting via e-mail.
In these strange times please may I ask that you keep an eye on Parent Mail and Class Dojo for any updates regarding school.
Thank you in advance.
Email Mr Cosford: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our value this term is Independence.
One piece of homework needs to be completed each week and this needs to be sent to Mr Cosford. As per the school’s policy on homework.
This week our P4C question is…
What does it mean to be independent?
What we are up to this term.
Term 4 sees Fir Class delve into their inner baker and food connoisseur.
The new value for the term is Independence. The children will have weekly P4C sessions that are linked to independence and various other topics. The aim will be to develop their ability to ask and respond to questions in ever-growing detail, making sure they develop reasons for their answers.
All Information about this half term’s teaching will be contained within the Curriculum Web, which is attached to this page via the link above.
Our topic this term will be ‘Whatever The Weather’. This is will be a Geography, Science and Computing based topic. In Geography the children will be looking at various types of extreme weather and how they are formed/created. The children will learn about how weather affects our daily lives and how we rely on certain weather types to survive.
In Science, we will be learning about plants and how the weather is important for their growth. The children will grow their own cress and look after it, making sure it is watered and has enough sunlight. We will also look to do a comparison experiment with the cress to see if it grows without certain elements. E.g. no sunlight.
In Computing, we will learn about weather forecasts and research various weather types. In addition to this, the children will practice their coding and PowerPoint skills.
Our core story this term is The Avocado Baby by John Burningham.
Reading records can be brought back in daily or weekly. The aim is to read at least 5 times a week. When we have the reading records in we will collate how much the children have read and if they read 5 times a week for 3 weeks there will be a small prize given. They are of course encouraged to read as much as possible.
PE will be on Monday afternoons till Easter. The children will need to come into school in their PE kit. The school PE kit consists of a white or red t-shirt (plain is fine), black or blue shorts/tackies and suitable trainers (preferably not pumps this year as they will spend the whole day in their PE kits and they will need more support on their feet. When it gets colder outside more layers will be needed to keep them warm.
Useful Information & Links
Homework is now virtual. If one piece can be done a week and sent in that would be great.
This term our value is Independence
Our topic this term is Whatever The Weather
PE will be on a Tuesdays and will focus on Real Dance