Pear (Reception and Year 1) 2018 - 2019

Mrs Daniels

Mrs Jennions

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Pear Class

Welcome to our class page! Here you will find lots of useful information about our learning and about the things we are getting up to in Pear class.

Autumn Term 1

During Autumn term 1 our Pear class topic is 'Going on a Journey'. In reception we will be learning the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen and in Year 1 we will be making a journey to the South Pole in our story 'Lost & Found' by Oliver Jeffers. We will all have an adventure together this first term as we explore, discover and learn.

Please see our topic web for more details about our learning this term. As we strive to be the best learners we can be, please do pop in with any information or resources you may feel are relevant to our topic that you would like to share.

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Autumn Term 2

This half term Pear Class will be exploring African Animals as we read 'The Lion Inside' by Rachel Bright. Further details about our exciting learning opportunities can be found in the Autumn Term 2 Topic Web.

Spring Term 1

This half term we will be reading the story 'Goldilocks and Just The One Bear' by Leigh Hodgkinson. As we explore traditional tales we will read lots of different 'Goldilocks' stories, talking about the things that are the same and the things that are diffferent. Our topic is 'Big Cities' and as we follow Baby Bear from our story into the City we will be making cityscape art work and finding out about lots of different materials. Find out more about our learning this half term in our Spring Term 1 Topic Web.

Spring Term 2

This half term our Pear Class Topic is 'London'. We will be reading 'A Walk in London' by Salvatore Rubbino and 'Naughty Bus' by Jan Oke, alongside lots of non-fiction books, guides and maps. From Cafes to Castles, Queens to London buses, The Great Fire of London to Big Ben this half term will be full of fun and fasicnating facts to explore! For more details about our learning opportunities please have a look at the Spring Term 2 topic web.

Summer Term 

The summer term begins with our new story, 'The Bog baby' by Jeanne Willis. We will be investigating all things minibeasts, growing our own sunflowers and writing stories all about our adventures with our own Bog Babies!

As the year draws to a close we will be continuing to explore the natural world through our text 'Above and Below' by Hanako Clulow. We will enjoy looking at different habitats around the world, comparing animals and plants found in rivers, forests, mountains and deserts. Pear class children will all have an exciting opportunity to explore a different enviornment on their end of topic visit. Reception children to the beach and Year 1 children to the forest!



Things to remember
PE kits to be in school all week
PE: Dance on a Tuesday, Year 1 PE on a Monday

Reading day: Monday

Book bags should be in school all week to maximise every opportunity for reading.

Remember to place any books to be changed in the baskets by the doors.

Homework for all children
Please read daily and record this in the ready diary
Practise Key words – these will be tested every Thursday and Friday

Reception children
Mole Mission Menu – select at least 3 items from the menu and bring your home learning in to share (sharing time takes place during home learning time on a Friday)

Year 1 children

Spelling homework will be sent home on a Monday for a weekly spelling test on a Friday. These will be focused on tricky words and high frequency words, common words that appear very often in books.

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Hedgehog Group Spellings






Owl Group Spellings








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Contact Us: Darnhall Primary School Sandyhill Road, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 1JL

Tel: 01606 593315 General enquiries please speak to Mrs Young in the school.