The Integrated Resource 2018/19

Hello and welcome to the IR!

A warm welcome to all our returning pupils and also to our new starters! We aim to provide a friendly, calm place to learn.

Staff in the Integrated Resource this year:

Miss Ambler - IR Lead

Squirrels

Mrs Aspinwall - Class Teacher

Mrs Crowther - Teaching Assistant

Louise MacFarlene - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Robinson - Teaching Assistant

Owls

Mrs Jasper - Class Teacher

Mr Rowling - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Spelten - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Walker - Teaching Assistant

Staff supporting both classes

Mrs Booth - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Myers - Teaching Assistant

Additional staff will sometimes support in the classes.

Summer Term

Welcome to the Summer term in Stradbroke's I.R.

Squirrels: Our topic will be 'Spring and Summer' continuing to observe the changes in our school grounds.

The Squirrels will begin the summer term with preparing for and celebrating Easter. We will then learn the story of The Enormous Turnip focussing on the nouns and verbs in the story. We will act out the story and begin to be able to retell it ourselves using repetitive language.

We will plant a variety of vegetable seeds, learning how to care for them and hopefully trying some of vegetables we grow. We will then move on to learning The Very Hungry Caterpillar and discovering the lifecycles of different animals.

In maths, we will be learning to count accurately, recognise and write numbers to 5, 10 and 20, find 1 more and 1 less, compare the size of numbers and objects and undertake simple addition and subtraction.

Owls: The Owls will begin the Summer term with writing a recount of all the amazing things they did during the Easter break. This will be followed with a visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and this will lead to a selection of non-fiction writing, with the children creating an information leaflet based on the Park as well as a unit of work about life as a zookeeper. They will move on to write a fictional story based on Julia Jarman's Class Two at the Zoo, focusing on rhyme, alliteration and repeating patterns.

In maths we will continue to learn our number bonds and use the related facts. We will revisit fractions in both the pictorial and concrete forms. We will continue to use the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and look at different types of questions, including problem solving for some of our wise old owls. We will be using number to estimate with, as well as ordering, comparing and classifying numbers of increasing values. Continuing to learn times tables facts will be a theme running throughout the term.

For those children remaining with us in the afternoon, we will have a short topic on Easter to begin the term. Thereafter, our focus will be on friendships and social interactions skills. We will also have a thematic topic on summer, looking at things like lifecycles and summer based art activities.

Spring Term

Squirrels: The topic this term is 'Winter and Spring'. We will be exploring the school grounds discovering the plants and animals that live around us, how seasons change and learning about the lifecycles of plants and animals.

Squirrels will be learning to recognise and name emotions, exploring different movements of ourselves and other animals, using two and three part sentences to help understand instructions and communicate our needs and wishes.

We will be learning the story of 'Grumpy Frog' and 'Monkey Puzzle'. In maths, we will be learning to count accurately, recognise and write numbers to 5, 10 and 20, find 1 more and 1 less and undertake simple addition and subtraction.

Owls: Owls will be basing their literacy work on a picture book called Red Sledge, a wordless book in which a group of animals 'borrow' a sledge and spend an eventful evening exploring its use. The action in the story lends itself to learning prepositional phrases, as well as revisiting direct speech and using conjunctions to create longer sentences. We will plan and write our own story to accompany the illustrations in the book.

In our maths lessons, we will be learning methods to use when multiplying numbers and progress to solving worded problems of multiplication. This will be followed by a sequence of work on division. We will also revisit place value, extending our knowledge in this area.

For those children remaining in the Owls room in the afternoon, we will engage in some designing and making of sledges in D.T., create art work using natural materials to represent the animals from our story in Art and carrying out some investigative work in science to make 'snow' crystals.

We will also learn about Shrove Tuesday before embarking on a new topic based on the new season, 'Spring'.

Autumn Term

The topic this term is 'Autumn'. We will be exploring the school grounds discovering the plants and animals that live around us, how seasons change and learning about growing and harvesting food.

Squirrels will be learning: to recognise and write our names, identify and label features of the body comparing how we are the same and different. We will be learning the story of 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'.

In maths, we will be learning to count accurately, recognise and write numbers to 10 and 20 and describe the position of an object using a variety of words to describe the size and shape of objects.

Owls will start by learning: how to plan and write a recount about their holidays. We will then be learning the story of 'Foxly's Feast' by Owen Davey identifying character, inferring the characters actions and emotions and inventing our own narrative to accompany the pictures.

In maths we will be learning to recognise place value, ordering and comparing numbers. We will then focus on addition and subtraction.