Mrs Navarro would like to welcome you all to Hummingbirds class.
Dear Parents and Carers
Having had a few days to settle everyone into Hummingbirds class, I would like to tell you a little more about the learning we have planned. Personally, I love teaching this age group (this is my fourth year of teaching and I’ve mostly worked with Years 3 and 4) so am very excited to be the Hummingbirds’ teacher.
Within our ‘class bubble’, we will very much be getting down to learning as usual, with the aim of getting everyone settled into classroom routines as quickly as possible. We will be continuing with PATHS learning twice a week, initially focusing on feelings and relationships. As part of PATHS, there may be times when you are asked to help your child with a home activity. This week, for example, maybe you could ask your child about the class rules that they developed.
Hummingbirds will have PE on Mondays, and we ask that your child comes to school dressed for PE each Monday. As they will remain in their School PE Kit all day, please make sure their PE clothing is appropriate for the weather that day.
This term’s topic question is ‘How do beliefs change?’ which the children will be investigating through a focus on Egypt – past and present, bringing in Geography, History, Art, Design Technology, ICT and RE learning.
In Maths Hummingbirds will start by building on existing knowledge of Place Value (Hundreds, Tens and Units), and move on to Addition and Subtraction.
While in Literacy, we will be using books to inspire our writing alongside this term’s science topics on Rocks and Fossils, and States of Matter. The Science will include lots of hands-on experimenting with water and ice as well as investigating different types and uses of rocks (like pyramids for example!).
We will be sending your child home with reading books which will be quarantined in school on return before their next use. Reading development is such an important part of your child’s learning – regular reading not only improves fluency, but also vocabulary, sentence knowledge and ideas – that I hope you will endeavour to make time to read with your child as regularly as possible. If you would like any help on the best ways to do this, please ask.
Myself, Miss Hoyes and Mrs Goddard will be working hard to make sure your child is settled and enjoying their learning in Hummingbirds, especially as they have experienced so much time out of the school environment. I would also like to reassure you that the school has thought hard about how best to keep each child safe but also comfortable and able to learn. If you do have any concerns, or any information about your child’s circumstances that is helpful for us to know, please do get in touch.
I am looking forward to working with your child this year.