Norway – Year 1

Welcome to Norway Class!
My name is Miss Worrall and I am Norway Class teacher. The other adults who will support the learning in Norway Class will be Mrs Purton (Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Sturdee (Teacher on Wednesdays). Here is some information you may require. If you have any questions please ask any of us at the end of the school day, and we will be happy to help.

 

Class List

Blake, Luke, Millie, Woody, James, Thomas, Jacob, Maya, Isla, Rebecca, Scarlet-Maire, Sienna, Sullivan, Tayana, Theo, Kayden, Charlie, Kyron, Lexi-May, Rita, Leo, Elea, Hollie, George, Rocco, Esme, Olivia, Calan, Freya and Luca.

Morning and After School routines:

Morning routine:

The school gate opens from 8:35-8:45am for children to enter the playground. There are always two members of staff on duty to ensure the children’s safety. If you arrive later than this please go straight to the office. The children will put away their belongings once their class teacher has collected them from the playground at 8:45am.

After school:
The school day finishes at 3:30pm. The main gates to the playground are opened at 3:20pm. Please wait outside Norway Class to collect your child. To help your child and us, it is useful to wait in the same place each day. If your child is being collected by someone different than usual you must let that person know the password for your child as they will need to tell this to whoever is letting the children out at the end of the day.

Reading and Homework

Children will be given the opportunity to change their book any afternoon if they wish, however they may also choose to reread a book for a second night. Please try to share a book daily with your child and encourage them to read regularly.
When your child has read 3 times in week they will receive a sticker at the back of their book. When your child has 3 stickers they will receive an item from our stationary prize box as a reward for reading so regularly.
Please share any comments about your child’s reading in the “Go Home Reading Record”. There are also lists of sounds and questions in the reading record for you to use when reading with your child.

Homework is given as a bingo-grid of tasks for your child to complete over the course of a half term. We love looking through the homework!

P.E. and Swimming

Norway Class will have two P.E. lessons a week this summer term. One will be a swimming lesson and one will be an outdoor P.E. Lesson.
Our outdoor P.E. lesson will be on a Wednesday afternoon.

P.E. kit list
• Named white t-shirt
• Named black shorts
• Named plimsolls or trainers
(Tracksuit bottoms and sweatshirts are optional. However, please be aware that we will be having some outdoor P.E. lessons.)

Our swimming lesson will be on a Thursday morning.

Swimming kit list

Swimming costume or trunks
· A towel large enough for your child to wrap around themselves (they need to briefly go outside between the changing rooms and the pool)
· Suitable, waterproof shoes e.g flip-flops, crocs etc
· A bag large enough to carry their uniform in
· Swimming hat or hair tied back for children with long hair

Please remember to name all of your child’s clothes.

Show & Tell

Norway will be having a Show and Tell session on a Friday afternoon. The children will be told of a particular theme of that term’s Show and Tell which will be linked to the current Topic we are learning about.

Autumn Term Learning

This term our Topic has been ‘Toy Story’. We have enjoyed learning about old and new toys, pushes and pulls and have even made our own toys! We have also spent some time learning about life in the Victorian times and we spent a day visiting a museum where we pretended to be Victorian school children. In art we have learnt about the artist Andy Warhol and have created our own prints based on our topic of toys. We have really enjoyed this Topic and are looking forward to seeing what will be next. Here are some photos from our learning this term.

Norway Dec 17

Other Events

Remembrance

Remem 1 Remem 2Remem 3

 

Below are some of the questions we want to find the answers to. We can’t wait to find out more about knights and castles

Curriculum Overview for Parents-Turrets and Tiaras

Spring Term Learning

This term our topic has been ‘Turrets and Tiaras’. We witnessed a battle between a red and a blue knight in our classroom. Since then we have been helping the good knight search for the missing princess. We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about castles, knights and dragons and many of us made our own castles and armour at home. We also went on a local walk, made our own castles with a portcullis, had a falconry visit and learnt about life in the medieval times. The good knight also delivered us some chick eggs which we have been looking after- they have grown into chickens now! We have all really enjoyed this Topic and look forward to finding out what our next Topic will be!

Here are some pictures of us enjoying our spring term topic:

Other Events

World Book Day 2018

Science and Art Fair 2018