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.

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.