Welcome to St Thomas’ Class Page. Mrs Yeomans is the Class Teacher. Mrs Dwyer and Ms Thaker are the Teaching Assistants.
PE is on a THURSDAY and children require full PE kit (t-shirt, shorts and pumps/trainers). Children are not permitted to wear school uniform or school shoes for PE. Earrings must be removed or covered before coming to school.
Children will be reading in a guided reading group once a week with the class teacher. The day of the reading group may vary due to teaching capacity so children’s books will not be changed on a set day, although it will be weekly. Therefore it is important that their book bag, book and home reading record are bought into school every day.
Welcome back to a new half term. The children have come back to school ready to learn. Our topic this half term is To The Rescue. As part of this topic, our focus text in English is Traction Man. We will use the character Traction Man to write a character description.
In maths, the children will finish looking at fractions by recognising, finding, naming and writing fractions of lengths, shapes, sets of objects and quantities. They will then apply this knowledge by completing simple number problems involving fractions.
It has been RSE week and the children have thought about how to look after themselves through exercise, a healthy diet, the importance of managing their emotions and how to be a good friend. We also carried out a germ experiment. We will monitor the bread over the next few weeks and look forward to finding out if the predictions made are correct.
To end a fantastic Autumn Term children have made their very own stockings that they can hang on the Christmas Tree. They were all able to sew them together and create either a Snowman, Reindeer or Father Christmas.
We have been practising the songs ready for ‘Carols around the Christmas Tree’. We really hope that you can come and join us for the last whole school event before Christmas.
The children have had a busy Autumn Term but I would just like to say how proud I am of their resilience, determination and kindness that I see every day. This doesn’t happen by accident so I thank you for all that you do in supporting your children.
Have a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!
What a fantastic week we have had…
It started with the children performing A Midwife Crisis for the school and for parents/carers, the children especially enjoyed when the parents joined in with the final song. The children were fantastic. Thank you for all your support.
The children have still took part in lessons. In maths they have began to look at the fractions 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and 1/3. They learnt about a town called Churchill, Canada, and designed an information poster and in RE, Year 1 completed there ‘Advent’ unit and have moved onto their ‘Christmas’ unit which we will complete when we come back. In Year 2 children have learnt about St John the Baptist in RE and the importance of why we celebrate Christmas.
To end our week we had a trip to the Snowdome. The children were very well behaved, they took part in all the activities and it was lovely to see them thoroughly enjoying themselves in the snow.
We have had another busy week with rehearsals for our Christmas production. Please continue to practise if your child is still unsure of their lines.
During English children have written their own short story in English using their previous planning document. Their ideas are wonderful and I look forward to reading their finished stories next week.
In maths, the children have completed their shape and have moved onto symmetry. Next week will be looking at fractions of shapes and quantities.
In RE, Year 2 children have heard the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth. They compared their feelings both before and after the angel had visited and role played the story. Year 1, have learnt about the Advent wreath and what the candles represent.
Please continue to practise if your child is still unsure of their lines. Please also send in any remaining narrator costumes (plain black t-shirt or top, black leggings or trousers) on Monday 2nd December.
In English, Year 2 children have finished planning their invented story but due to rehearsals they were unable to write them so this will be continuing next week. Year 1 children have continued to complete their RWI sessions which have been focused around capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
In maths, the children have learnt about 3d shapes and their properties. The children have enjoyed listening to the 3d shape song… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guNdJ5MtX1A&list=LL5NmTPUf5h6kvjCQPqDUCkw&index=14.
In RE, the children learnt more about the importance of the saints, and they could name many different saints. They created a fact file about St Bernadette.
In geography, the children have compared the Arctic and Antarctic, thinking about why these two places are similar and different.
WC- 11.11.19 – 18.11.19
In English this week, the Year 2 children have written their innovation of ‘The Nativity’. They have also began to plan their invented story ready to write up next week. They have shared ideas about different settings, characters etc with the rest of the class and they are looking forward to writing them next week.
In guided reading our focus skill this week has been ‘inference’ the text used to help us with this has been ‘Don’t hog the hedge’. The children have loved sharing this book and taking it in turns to read and answer the questions that have followed.
In maths Year 1 and 2 have been focusing on recognising and naming 2d shapes. It is important that children can recognise shapes in different orientations and to start seeing similarities and differences between the shapes. Next week they will be focusing on properties of 3d shapes including finding shapes with vertical lines of symmetry.
In Science, we began to look at reversible and irreversible changes and what this means and why. We discussed whether toasting bread, freezing water and melting chocolate are reversible or irreversible and why. We will be doing some exciting experiments to test changes over the next few weeks
Please find below some useful websites below to help your child;
I would just like to thank you all for the support that you have given your child over this last term.