Welcome to the summer term of Heron Class! 


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. As we become more confident we will be focusing on using Fred in our head to develop our story voices, fluency and understanding of a range of texts. As well as supporting us with our writing. We have been working on our ‘perfect postures’ to develop our fine motor and handwriting skills. We have started the term reading ‘Reptiles’ by Angela Royston. Heron class are enjoying discovering key facts and engaging in activities to retell the text. By the end of the unit the children will be creating their own double page spread. 


Phonics is very important for us this term with the upcoming phonics check, so please ensure that you continue to regularly read at home with your child.


As mathematicians we will be exploring multiplication and division before looking at place value to 100. We will use our knowledge of number to solve problems. We will be engaging to in lots of practical maths to explore position, direction, measurement and money. 


During RE, we will be learning about Holidays and Holydays, thinking about the Holy Spirit. We will use role play and creative art to learn stories to support our understanding. 


This term we will be delving into the past by exploring the history of transport. We will look at rockets, aeroplanes, cars and trains within living memory, beyond living memory and in the modern day. 


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