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Fireflies Class

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Mrs Fox
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Jennie Lister

Welcome to Fireflies Class

Animal Man Visit

On Monday, Fireflies and Grasshoppers were treated to a visit from the animal man.

They learnt a lot about different types of insects and animals which linked in with their science and topic work from last term. The children were taught many interesting facts about the animals and insects brought into school. They even got the opportunity to stroke and handle some of them, including hedgehogs, toads, snakes and scorpions!

 

 


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Welcome to Fireflies!

Class Teacher’s email address: fireflies@brownclee.shropshire.sch.uk

This year there are 14 Reception children and  7 Year 1’s in our class. We are taught by Mrs Fox Monday to Thursday and by Mrs Lister on a Friday.

We will be supported in class by Mrs Rollings, Mrs Moreton and Miss Greenan.

This year our topics are:

Autumn term: Sensational Structures

Spring term: Mini-beast Madness

Summer term: On the Beach

Please see the link below for further information about the learning that will be taking place in Fireflies this term.

Termly information Fireflies- On The Beach

Summer 2024 termly information

We have 4 Golden Rules in Fireflies:

  1. We always try our best!

  2. Be kind and helpful.

  3. Be a good learner.

  4. We keep the classroom clean and tidy.

Children will need to come into school in their PE kits on a Wednesday and a Friday. Forest school sessions will take place alternate Wednesdays. As P.E (and Forest school) sessions will be outside, please ensure your child has adequate warm clothing (school P.E tracksuit top with logo and dark tracksuit trousers) and trainers. No lace up’s please, unless your child can do up their own laces. As you can appreciate, it would be very time consuming continually tying 21 pairs of trainers :).

Bags and Belongings:

The children will need only one bag for their belongings which will left on their pegs in the cloakroom. Children will bring their reading records and water bottles into class. Please ensure that your child has their reading record in school every day. Reading books will be changed every Monday.

Children must bring a waterproof coat with them everyday. They will be going out to play even if it is raining.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to email me at:

fireflies@brownclee.shropshire.sch.uk

Many thanks

N.Fox

Links to Online Resources

Alphablocks

Numberblocks

Curriculum Planning

Fireflies Curriculum Map
Fireflies Detailed Curriculum Map

Phonics

Our phonics teaching throughout the school follows the Letters and Sounds Programme of synthetic phonics teaching using Phonics Play and Letters and Sounds. Click here to find out how to help your child with pronouncing letter sounds correctly:

How to Say the Letter Sounds.

Our early readers books are phonic based to reinforce the letters the children have learnt in school. They include a range of published schemed books (Oxford Reading Tree, Project X, Collins Big Cat, Ginn, Story Chest and Phonics Bug). The children then progress onto read books of their choice from a wide selection of ‘Free Readers’. Children have regular guided reading sessions in their class to build on early reading comprehension and phonics skills.

Useful Information for Parents

Please click here to find some useful information regarding your child starting school:

Starting School

Find out how to help your child learn to read here:

Help Your Child Read

Help Your Child Read Presentation

Find out how to help support your child with their maths learning here:

Help your child with maths

Year 1 Calculation Policy


 

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