Hills Class

Welcome to our wonderful class!

“Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people, and in the world around them. Development is not an automatic process, however. It depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments”. Development Matters

Mrs Dodge is the full-time class teacher.

Also assisting part-time in class are Miss Webster HLTA, Miss Noble and Miss Grant (apprentice)

PE is on WEDNESDAYS although we do have a PE coach in every month on a FRIDAY

Please can you send reading books into school on FRIDAYS. New reading books will be sent home on MONDAYS

Please can your child bring their home learning book into school on FRIDAYS then any homework, spellings and letter and word recognition will be put into their books.

We all believe that children should be given every opportunity to learn more about the world around them, through different experiences, to enable them to develop into the very best person they can be.

“A good early education is the foundation for later success...” Bold beginnings, Ofsted

PE Days: Wednesdays - please ensure your child's named kit is in school.

Kit should be left at school all week, please. Also, wellies and a waterproof coat.

Homework, etc: Reading, reading, reading - anything and everything, please! (A good tip, turn on the sub-titles on your TV along with the sound...)

Brain training activities sent home beginning of each half term, due in last week of that half term (optional).

COMING SOON! Phonics letters and sounds, number formation practice and tricky words, etc - please practice any activities sent home with your child. THANK YOU!

Ways to help your child:

Netmums

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  1. What game did you play at playtime?

  2. What made you smile today at school?

  3. What was the funniest thing the teacher said?

  4. Who do you want to make friends with in your class, but you haven't had a chance yet?

Useful, educational links for you to use:

PLEASE SEE BELOW SOME OF OUR PREVIOUS LEARNING AND ACTIVITIES IN HILL'S CLASS...

AUTUMN 2019

Vincent van Gogh Art Day Vincent van Gogh

Money Sense Maths money sense

See some of the previous learning from Hills Class -

Spring 2 Activity Week

Sundown Adventure Land trip, recounts and maths work, Easter, Easter crafts, cards and environmental art.


Vehicles, bread and soup, winter scenes, drama and productions!



'I'm going to take you on a treasure hunt, it starts inside your mind

The clue is something remarkable that only you can find...'

FIND YOUR REMARKABLE! (AET)

A nature walk to look at how our nature garden is changing now it is turning to Spring.

Still life paintings of daffodils using pencil sketching then watercolours mixed to create varying hues of colour from light to dark.

Tea, toast and washing up! The children are learning the importance of life skills by washing their own plates and cups after our Friday morning feedback activity (tea, toast and conversation).

  • PE Days: Wednesdays and some Fridays - please ensure your child's named kit is in school.

Kit should be left at school all week, please. Also, wellies and a waterproof coat.

Homework, etc: Spellings (Year 1 - Butterflies) sent home Fridays and tested the following Friday.

Brain training activities sent home beginning of each half term, due in last week of that half term.

Phonics letters and sounds, number formation practice and tricky words, etc - please practice any activities sent home with your child. The home learning book needs to be in school on Fridays. (Reception - Caterpillars)

THANK YOU!

Ways to help your child:

Netmums

Huffington Post

  1. What game did you play at playtime?

  2. What made you smile today at school?

  3. What was the funniest thing the teacher said?

  4. Who do you want to make friends with in your class, but you haven't had a chance yet?

Useful, educational links for you to use:

About our staff...

Mrs Dodge BEd (Hons) is the full-time class teacher. She is also the SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator) across the Federation and has completed the National Award for SENDCo (Masters level) through distance learning with Middlesex University. Mrs Dodge is also a level 3 Elklan-trained practitioner able to support communication, speech and language development. She is the EYFS Lead Teacher and Coordinator and Creative Curriculum Coordinator across the Federation. Mrs Dodge is also a member of FONTS (school PTA).

Miss Webster is the teaching assistant in our class and the HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. She holds an CACHE diploma (Early Years) and has been accredited her HLTA award.



Hills currimap aut 2020.pdf