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Nursery/Reception Leopards - Miss Radcliffe

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Welcome to Foundation Leopards

 

 I am Miss Radcliffe and I will be working with Miss Dunkova & Mrs Parvin this year to support your children and ensure they have an exciting year ahead. I am committed to ensure your child reaches their full potential in a way that will be enjoyable and well matched to their individual needs.

 

In the moment Planning

We have an action packed year ahead, providing learning by planning interesting activities that are developed from your child’s interests. Please look at a classroom floor book to see some of the exciting things we have been learning and exploring about. 

Text Box: Outdoor play come rain or shine

An important part of the EYFS curriculum is outdoor play; we will be taking your child into our outdoor learning space whatever the weather. At Oasis Academy Fir Vale we strongly believe that some children learn best when outdoors, therefore we ask that you ensure your child has the following things to make sure they are equipped for all unforeseen weather. You can help by ensuring:

-      Your child brings a suitable waterproof coat to school everyday!

 

-      Provide wellington boots- for wet days and so your child can get involved in more messy activities.

 

-      Ensure your child has a hat, scarf and gloves on colder days

-      Think sun smart- apply sun cream before they come to school on hot days and ensure they have sun hats.

Reading

Finally can I take this opportunity to invite you to stay each morning and share a book with your child to start their day off. We would also like to ask parents to look at a book or share a story with your child at home each day to encourage them to develop a love for reading and develop early reading habits.  Can you please ensure that your child comes to school with their reading bags and use the take home book library area in the nursery entrance area?

 

Miss Radcliffe will be covered by Mr Sulieman on a Tuesday morning. Any questions or concerned this year please speak to a member of the staff team without delay, we are always happy to help.

 

Thank you for your time and we are looking forward to teaching your child this year as we have a very exciting year ahead of us.

Miss Radcliffe, Miss Dunkova,

& Mrs Parvin

Reception/Y1 - Monkeys - Miss Turner

Welcome to Year 1 and Reception Cheeky Monkeys

 

Our topics this year will be:

 

·         Autumn 1 – All about me

·         Autumn 2 – Homes

·         Spring 1 – Superheroes

·         Spring 2 – Fruit and Vegetables

·         Summer 1 – Pets

·         Summer 2 – Seaside


 We have reading time every morning in class at the start of the day.  There is a take home library of reading books in class for children to borrow to read at home.

 

Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school every day.  We usually do PE on a Tuesday. 

 

We are looking forward to an exciting year!

 

Miss Turner and Miss Bull

Reception/Y1 Crocodiles - Miss Bray

Hello and welcome to The Clever Crocodiles!

We are going to be having a very busy and exciting first term. I have been making sure our learning journey is going to be lots of fun! We are starting by learning about Sounds All Around Us and Nursery Rhymes. That means lots of singing and dancing, whilst we settle into school and learn the routines of the classroom! How fun!!

We are then moving on to our ‘Gingerbread Man’ topic. This will help use retell traditional tales and follow instructions so we can make Gingerbread Houses for Christmas!

After Christmas we turn into scientists and investigate how we can change ‘Colours’. This is my favourite topic as we use lots of scientific skills to complete experiments both inside and out! I wonder what we will discover this year!

Throughout Spring we learn how to celebrate in style, with our “Party” topic. Children work hard planning a birthday party for the Queen and we invite parents in for a street party! Don’t forget to wear your best outfits!!

We next learn all about Eric Carle. He is our class author and we love to read his stories in class. We will be growing caterpillars as we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Finally we finish on “Bear Hunt” and use our knowledge to retell our own stories! We use this time to walk around the community and make our own map using places we are used to seeing!

As well as all this fun, we will be learning to read, write and count confidently. We really are going to be very busy!!

My Planning, Preparation and Assessment time will be on Tuesday morning. During this time Miss Hussain will be teaching the class.

I encourage you to share a story with your children every evening and make sure that they come to school with a coat every day as we will be spending a lot of our time learning outside.

I am excited for this year, I hope you are too!

Miss Bray and Miss Draycott.

Year 1 Toucans - Miss Wilson

Welcome to Year 1 toucan Miss Wilson 

Our topics this year will be starting with ‘All about me’, within this topic we will be celebrating our differences. We will learn about different religions and cultures and talk about our family.

Places and homes will be our second topic, we will be looking at different buildings, places and types of houses in different countries.

Fruit and veg will be one of our topics we will discover how our fruit and veg are grown. We  will also have the chance to taste different fruit that are grown in different countries.  

 Super heros, children love to turn into super heros and enjoy flying around the classroom. Within this topic we will look at real heros from the past and present.

We will design our own super hero cape during science and think about the best materials to use. 

Seaside is our last topic we turn our classroom into the seaside and enjoying play in the Sand and water we look at pictures of the beach and have the chance to create our own.
 

We have reading time every morning in class at the start of the day.  There is a take home library of reading books in class for children to borrow to read at home.

Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school every day.  We usually do PE on a Monday. 

 

We are looking forward to an exciting year!

 

Year 2 Ladybirds - Miss Harding

Hello and welcome to Year 2 Ladybird Class!

We are looking forward to a fantastic, fun, great year. I have planned an exciting year and have made sure that we are going on trips, having plenty of visitors and completing many practical experiences. We are so lucky to have a singing teacher coming to work with us.  This means lots of singing and even some dancing.

On the run up to Christmas we will be finding out about the Great Fire of London and delve into History. We will look at Samuel Peeps and his part in the Great Fire of London. We will be producing some amazing art work.  We can’t wait to see it!

Our next topic will be “Minibeasts” This will be amazing. We know that the children will love it! We will be growing butterflies and experiencing the life cycle first hand in front of our eyes.  As the weather will be wonderful, we will have the opportunity to be part of so much outdoor learning.  The children will be bug detectives and search for insects outside and investigate their habitats. 

The last term of the year will see us learning all about “Seasides”.  We will be going on a trip and visiting the Beach. How much fun will that be?  

The children in our class are going to love this year!

My Planning, Preparation and Assessment time will be on Wednesdays. During this time Mrs Hussain will be teaching the class.

Our PE day is Tuesday. All children are expected to bring their PE kits.

We are so proud to be part of the Fir Vale team, we would love the children to be too. Therefore, we would like ALL children to wear their uniform with pride!

It is so important that all children bring a book bag as we need children to be reading every night at home with parents. 

We are excited for this year, I hope you are too!

Miss Harding and Miss Al-Hakam

Year 2 Parrots - Miss Hussain

Hello and welcome to Year 2 Parrots,

Miss Hussain is the class teacher and Mrs Ali is the Teaching Assistant.

We are looking forward to a fantastic and fun year. Our first topic this year will be ‘All about me.’ We will be learning all about our senses and how we use them. We will be visiting Weston Park Museum. Our class is so lucky to have a singing teacher coming to work with us.  This means lots of singing and even some dancing. The next topic will be about ‘The Great Fire of London.’ We will make a model of the city during ‘The great fire of London’. We will look at Samuel Peeps and his part in the Great Fire of London. We will be producing some amazing art work. Mrs Ali and I can’t wait to see it!

In the New Year, we will be learning about Potions reading the book ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson. We will learn all about the history of Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale who were individuals who contributed to national and international achievements. Then we will move onto our next topic ‘Food’ we will look at how bread is made? And different types of bread from around the world. We might even make bread and you can eat it!

Our next topic will be “Mini-beasts” This will be amazing. We know that the children will love it! We will be growing butterflies and experiencing the life cycle first hand in front of our eyes.  As the weather will be wonderful, we will have the opportunity to be part of so much outdoor learning.  The children will be bug detectives and search for insects outside and investigate their habitats. The last term of the year will see us learning all about the “Seaside”.  We will be going on a trip and visiting the Beach.

We have reading time every morning in class at the start of the day.  There is a take home library of reading books in class for children to borrow to read at home.

Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school every day.  We usually do PE on a Monday Afternoons.

 

We are looking forward to an exciting year.

 

Miss Hussain and Mrs Ali

Year 3 Tigers - Miss Smart

Welcome to Year 3 Tigers. 

To start the year we will be learning about ‘Invaders’, such as the Vikings. To help us learn more about the Vikings we will be visiting the Jorvik Viking Centre in York and creating our own Viking shields. On the run up to Christmas we are going to be looking at ‘Transport’.  During this topic we will exploring different methods of travelling. 

During the second term we will be looking at different kinds of ‘Heroes and Villians’ such as Burglar Bill. During this topic we will also be celebrating everyday heroes such as doctors and firemen.  After this we will move on to look at ‘Food from around the world.’ This topic gives us a chance to celebrate different cultures and countries. 

As we start the summer term we will be looking at ‘Farms’ and hope to take a trip to a local farm to learn more about animals and where our food comes from. Our final topic of the year is ‘Caves’ where we will be look at the Stone-Age. During this topic we will be going to Creswell Crags to explore some real caves. 

We have reading time every morning in class at the start of the day.  There is a take home library of reading books in class for children to borrow to read at home.

Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school every day.  We usually do PE on a Thursday. 

We are looking forward to an exciting year!

 

Miss Smart

Year 3 Lions - Miss Saeed

Welcome to Y3 Lions.

I am Miss Saeed and I will be teaching in our class. Miss Hussain will also be in class with us. This year we have lots of exiting topics we will be learning.

In the beginning of the year, we will be learning about invaders, where we will be looking at Vikings and will visit the Jorvik Centre in York. In autumn 2, we will look at transport methods.

During the second term we will be will be looking at different kinds of heroes and villains such as Burglar Bill. We will have real life heroes visit us in school. After this, we will be learning about food from around the world and we will get to taste many different foods.

 In our summer term, we will be visiting Whirlow Hall Farm for our farm topic. Our final topic of the year is caves, where we will be looking at the Stone Age and will have the opportunity to visit Creswell Crags.

We have many books in school for children to read. It is very important all children read every day! Homework will be set each week where everyone has the opportunity to gain points.

Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school every day.  We usually do PE on a Thursday. 


We will have a fantastic school year and I am looking forward to teaching Y3 Lions!

Miss Saeed and Miss Hussain

Year 4 Meerkats - Mr Purcell

Welcome to Year 4 Meerkats.

Your teacher is Mr Purcell and your teaching assistant will be Mrs Saddique.

Over the academic year, we will be covering Bodies, Grand Designs, Harry Potter, Chocolate, Owls, Page Hall and Slovakia. School trips for some of these topics will be arranged to give our pupils an immersive experience. We will also be asking visitors to come and speak to our children in order to give them a deeper understanding of the topic that they are learning at the time. Year 4 Meerkats will also be going swimming every Thursday afternoon during term time until the end of January. Please remember to bring your child’s swimming kit and a towel with them inside a bag.

At the start of every day, children will have the opportunity to read in class and they can take a book home to read from the selection we have available in the classroom. Reading is an important part of the curriculum and helps in all areas of learning.

Once our swimming lessons are completed, we will be taking part in PE lessons every Thursday afternoon. We insist on your child having a PE kit ready for each PE lesson. This will consist of a t-shirt, shorts and comfortable trainers or pumps.

 

The Year 4 team is looking forward to an exciting and fulfilling year!

 

Year 4 Hares - Mrs Saqib

Welcome to Year 4 Hares.

Your teacher is Mrs Saqib and your teaching assistant will be Mrs Guo.

Over the academic year, we will be covering Bodies, Grand Designs, Harry Potter, Chocolate, Owls, Page Hall and Slovakia. We will be arranging visits for some of these topics and asking visitors to come and speak to children to give them a deeper understanding of what they are learning about. Year 4 Hares will also be going swimming – which will take place after Christmas and more information will be provided about this closer to the time.

At the start of every day children will have the opportunity to read in class and they can take a book home to read from the selection we have available in the classroom. Reading is an important part of the curriculum and helps in all areas of learning.

PE lessons will be on Thursday afternoons and we insist on your child having a PE kit ready for each lesson.

The Year 4 team is looking forward to a exciting and fulfilling year!

Year 5 Goats - Miss Chambers

Welcome to Year 5 Goats class.

Our topics this year will be World War 2, Meadowhall, titanic and forces, digestion and bodies and coastlines and Whitby.

We have got lots of exciting things planned for these topics starting with a trip to the Holocaust museum where we will look at the Holocaust in more detail.

We have reading time every morning in class at the start of the day.  There is a take home library of reading books in class for children to borrow to read at home. As well as homework and weekly spellings for them to practise.

Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school every day.  We usually do PE on a Wednesday. 

We are looking forward to an exciting year!

Miss Chambers and Mr Ali

 

Year 5 Giraffes - Miss Ogden

Welcome to Year 5 Giraffes class.

Our topics this year will be World War 2, Meadowhall, Titanic and forces, digestion and bodies, coastlines and Whitby.

We have got lots of exciting activities planned for these topics; starting with a trip to the Holocaust museum! I cannot wait for that!

At the beginning of the day, the children take part in reading activities. This will involve myself and Miss Eva listening to the children read. Spellings will be given to your children for them to practice throughout the week.  

Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school: we usually participate in PE every Wednesday afternoon. 

We are looking forward to an exciting year, filled with fun and lots of learning!

Miss Ogden and Miss Eva

Year 6 Owls - Miss Cavell

Welcome to Y6 Owls. Your teachers are Miss Cavell and Miss Hussain.

Our topics this year will be 

·         World War 2 including a visit to the Beth Shalom Holocaust museum

·         Meadowhall including a visit to the Meadowhall shopping centre

·         Frozen Lands – we will have a visit from an ice sculptor

·         Digestion

·         Coastlines including a visit to the coast

We also hope to visit London during the summer term.


We have reading time every morning in class at the start of the day.  There is a take home library of reading books in class for children to borrow to read at home.

Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school every day.  We usually do PE on a Wednesday.  

In May Y6 will be sitting their SATs. We will be working hard all year to make sure that we have learned all the things we need to know.

We are looking forward to an exciting year!