Hazel Class Page

Welcome back! I hope you have had a wonderful holiday. I am really looking forward to getting to know you all over the coming months and to an exciting time of learning with the children.  I place value on a strong partnership between home and school in order to best help your child so if you do have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

Things to know…

Teacher: Miss Simmons         Teaching Assistants: Mrs Dicks          

Classroom:  We are in the Year 1 classroom next to the old Reception classroom.

Morning drop-off: The school day begins at 8:40am. Mrs Dicks or I will wait by the EYFS entrance where your child can wash their hands before joining their classmates in the Year 1 classroom . If you have any questions this is a good time to catch up with me or Mrs Dicks.

Afternoon collection: Collect your children at 3pm from the same EYFS entrance you used to drop off.

PE: This term we will be doing Games and Ballet on Mondays and Thursdays. On these days, we recommend that your child comes into school wearing their PE kit (e.g. joggers, t-shirt and trainers) so they don’t need to get changed.

Reading: Your child can drop their book bag into the pink box in the morning, and Mrs Dicks will sort a new book for them to take home. Please leave a comment in your child’s Reading Record log book so we can see how they are finding things. A comment will also mean your child gets a point in our Reading Challenge, moving them one step closer to Bronze, Silver or even Gold!

Term 2 – The Lady With The Lamp

This term we will be taking a step back in time, learning more about nursing in times gone by. We will focus on the lives of Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell and begin to make links to healthcare today. This will link to our Literacy learning, where we will write diary entries as thought we were Florence.  The Lady with the Lamp will inspire our night time Art learning. We will focus on our painting skills and draw on techiniques used by Van Gogh in his painting Starry Night.

Term 1 – Deadly 60

Our topic this term is all about dangerous animals!  We will consider life as an explorer and journey to wild places.  We will become deadly 60 reporters and find out about the creatures in various extreme habitats around the world.