A big welcome back to the Spring term of Heron Class and a very Happy New Year to you all!  


Heron class is led by class teacher Miss Knill, and supported by Miss Davidson. In Year One we aim to provide a rich and stimulating environment to support children to be curious learners. Children engage in a balance of formal and discovery learning to support their independence. This term we will continue our discovery learning in the afternoons. We will use our discovery passports to complete enhanced provision tasks linked to our learning.


We will continue to work with Fred frog during our Read, Write, Inc phonics sessions. We will consolidate our previous sounds and begin to learn new sounds. This will enable to build fluency when reading and understanding of texts. As well as supporting us with our writing. 


We have started the new year reading ‘Stuck’ by Oliver Jeffers. Heron class are enjoying discovering the key features of the text and engaging activities to retell the story. By the end of the unit the children will be writing their own stories following the patterns of the model text. We have been working on our ‘perfect postures’ to develop our fine motor and handwriting skills. 


As mathematicians we will be focusing on numbers to 20. We will explore tens and ones within numbers before using this knowledge to add and subtract.


During RE, Herons are learning about our community and the wonderful people within it. We will think about who helps our school community before exploring the Church community and who is involved.


This term we will be delving into the past by exploring our family history. We will look at family trees, and how schools, toys and the way we communicate has changed in living memory.


Below you will find Heron Class termly information sheets so that you can see what your child will be learning across the National Curriculum. Please log on to your child's Class Dojo where I will post regular updates and messages. Heron class are excited to share their learning with the rest of the school and their families and friends as we enjoy our year as Herons. 


Miss Knill and the Heron Class Team