Mulberry Tree Class
Welcome to Mulberry Tree Class!
My name is Miss Houghton, I work with Mrs Pilcher to teach Reception and Year 1 pupils. Each half term is dedicated to a new and exciting topic, based on children’s ideas and interests.
In this On the Beach project, your child will visit a beach and learn about animals that live in rock pools and on the seashore. They will explore days out at the beach and compare their experiences with beach holidays in the past. They will learn about the animals that live in the sea and find out about worldwide seas and oceans. They will explore the importance of looking after the environment to keep living things safe. They will learn about staying safe at the beach and find out about people who help us.
Supporting your child at home
- Go for a day out at the beach, and investigate a rock pool.
- Look at pictures of family days out at the beach and talk about the activities you enjoy.
- Use Google Earth to look at images of seas and oceans around the world.
- Share and discuss the Did you know? resource.
Have a look below at the curriculum plan and overview for a more detailed snapshot of what we will be learning.
PE will be taught on a Monday afternoon. It is led by Prestige Sports.
Children will need to arrive at school wearing their PE kits. Please ensure children have trainers and a full school PE kit. They will need joggers and PE sweatshirts to wear outside. Please ensure long hair is tied back on PE days and that earrings are removed.
Our school, through the Healthy Schools Agenda, is a Forest School.
The Forest School approach is a Scandinavian initiative which has been adopted by most of the other schools in the Colne Valley Consortium with guidance from Simon Perry from Dawes Hall Centre. In simple terms it involves young children visiting secure and safe woodland as an ‘outdoor classroom’ on a regular basis throughout the year.
We visit the forest every other Monday morning. You will be provided with a list of dates at the start of every half term. Terry, our Forest School leader from Dawes Hall, will lead the session helped by myself and Mrs Pilcher.
Each session will be between 9.15 to 11.45am. It is essential that your child brings their own wellies and that they have the appropriate clothing such as their school jumper and a warm coat, we will provide yellow waterproofs for each Reception child and expect Year 1 pupils to provide their own waterproof outfits.
Forest School sessions will be: