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Class 1 – The Programming Polar Bears

Mark Making Meerkats

Foundation Stage 2 and Year 1

Teachers:

Mrs N. Reeve / Mrs A. Tomlinson

Teaching assistants

Mrs J. Morakabiyan  / Mrs A. Carmichael /  Mrs Cadzow

Class One – The Programming Polar Bears

Welcome to the Programming Polar Bears. We are greatly looking forward to another exciting year and our new starters are already settling into school life.

Mrs Tomlinson will be teaching the class on Mondays, Tuesdays and alternate Wednesday mornings. Mrs Reeve will be in class Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays, Fridays and alternate Wednesday mornings. Our main teaching assistants are Mrs Morakabiyan, Mrs Cadzow and Mrs Carmichael. We are fortunate that other staff in school will also be supporting the class at different times through the week along with our student Miss Wainwright.

Our first topic will be ‘Julia Donaldson’. We will be reading a range of Julia Donaldson books, such as ‘The Gruffalo’, and ‘Room on the Broom’, and exploring the texts in many ways, including role play and retelling the stories with the small world toys.  We will also be learning songs that go with the stories.

We have lots of interesting and exciting activities planned, such as making a forest in the role play area, creating our own amazing brooms with the large construction in the outdoor area and making potions and spells.