We will be building on last year’s Year 1 and Year 2 experiences with a balance of whole class teaching, group work, independent learning and play based learning. We hope that as children reach the end of their journeys in Mars they will be equipped to start their next class year becoming more independent and resilient.
We are really lucky to have such a big classroom in Mars! We have lots of learning areas for the children to work independently including construction, craft, games, computing, fine motor skills and mark making. We will be using our outdoor space for our learning too.
Our school day is very busy and jam-packed! It starts at 09.00am and finishes at 3.15pm. In the morning we usually focus on Phonics, Maths and Literacy and then in the afternoon other subjects such as PE, Computing, RE or Topic. Mars class also undertake some form of daily exercise in the afternoon and we finish the day with a story.
Reading is really important for your child both inside and outside of school. We hope that your child reads at least three times a week at home (everyday is even better) and get their reading record signed by an adult. Mars pupils will need to bring in their reading records every day along with their reading books. We will listen to your child read at least twice a week and we will also undertake guided reading sessions. There will be plenty of opportunity for children to read books that they love in class and we really encourage this at home too.
Even though things are starting to feel like the way they were, we will continue to teach your child about the importance of hand washing and keeping clean and safe. Children will wash their hands regularly throughout the day.
Latest News in Mars Class
Mars class have been busy this week learning about 2d shapes. We went on a shape hunt in the hall and worked in pairs. First the children had to find the shapes and they they identified them. After this the children counted the number of sides and corners. Some of the shapes were tricky to find but…Read More
This week we got such a surprise when we came back to class and found some very large and unusual footprints in our class! We think that they might be T-Rex footprints! We have then started to learn a dinosaur rhyming poem in preparation for writing our own! Roooaaarrr!Read More
Mars class have been busy with art these last few weeks at school. We have been learning all about watercolour and how to use colour palette’s and contrasting colours effectively. First we looked at close-up drawing of farm animals. Children then painted their animal heads with contrasting colours…Read More
We have had a wonderful first week back together as a class! It is so great to see all the children playing and learning together! We have been very busy this week with lots of PE and art activities. On Monday the children coloured in a jigsaw piece and decorated it with their favourite colours and…Read More
We have been so proud of all the efforts of the remote learning these last few weeks! We want to thank parents and children for all their hard work and efforts. It’s been a challenging time for all but the children have shown real resilience in their learning. Here’s some images of the children’s wo…Read More