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 the Once Upon a Time unit, your child will be introduced to the wonderful world of stories. They will listen to a range of traditional tales and have the chance to act out the stories in their play. They will also listen to alternative contemporary stories to see different viewpoints from the characters. They will use the stories to think about how life has changed from when the stories were written. They will also make up their own stories and make masks, props and puppets to act out their stories.
Supporting your child at home
- Read traditional stories and fairy tales to your child.
- Visit your local library and choose picture books to share.
- Talk about the characters in stories and whether they like or dislike them.
- Talk about how the characters in stories behave and what they could do differently.
- 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 Friday 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:
6th November 2023
20th November 2023
4th December 2023
‘To Be The Best You Can Be’
At St Andrew’s we encourage children to develop determination, resilience and courage to try their best. We celebrate successes across all areas of the curriculum and aspire to find everyone’s strengths.
Autumn 1 2023
Autumn 2 2023
Spring 1 2024
Spring 2 2024
Summer 1 2024
Summer 2 2024