Gold Class

Welcome to Gold Class!

Gold Class is a Reception class of 30 pupils. Our teachers are Mrs Kamanyire and Ms Del Corso and our Teaching Assistants are Jeannette and Esther.

Our topic this half term is called ‘Once upon a time…’, and as the title suggests it is all about fairy tales! Each week will base our learning around the theme of a different fairy tale. We kicked off the topic with a hunt for the Gingerbread man and then took a trip into a forest where we came to a cottage with some porridge cooling. Next we will follow Jack up the Beanstalk to the Giant’s Castle. Then we have a go at building a house strong enough to resist the huffing and puffing of a Big Bad Wolf. Our half term ends with a trek along a bridge with some friendly Billy Goats!

We will continue to learn Phase 3 of the Letters and Sounds phonics programme. We will be working on new digraphs such as ow in cow and trigraphs including air as in fair. By the time Easter arrives we hope to be very good at blending to read words, captions and sentences.

Our Mathematics work will be linked to our ‘Once upon a time…’ topic including sequencing stories with o’clock times, adding buttons on gingerbread men, helping the 3 little pigs solve money problems and much more.

P.E. lessons will continue to take place on Tuesday mornings.

This half term we are launching our “Mystery Reader” sessions on Fridays from 2:30 pm. The children are excited to see who will be waltzing into the classroom next to share a story with them. If you are interested in signing up for a slot please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Elvis the Elephant is a very important members of Gold Class. He will be visiting the children at weekends and recording his adventures in a diary. Elvis loves sharing and reading books. Why not read your favourite book to Elvis and tell us about it on Monday when Elvis returns to school.