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. Our current topic is ‘Are We There Yet?’. This half term, we’ll be thinking about the transport we’ve taken to go on holiday, we’ll use maps to consider where we’d like to visit next. What should we pack? We’ll draw and write about imaginary journeys and make predictions about how many vehicles we will find around school. As part of our music work, we’ll accompany stories and songs about transport with music and movement. How far can inflated balloons travel? We’ll play with them to find out. In our science lessons, we’ll learn about floating and sinking by building miniature boats, and find out about friction by rolling cars down ramps. We’ll also talk about road safety and learn about high-visibility clothing. 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:
10th January 2022
24th January 2022
7th February 2022