Welcome to Pine Class. We currently have twelve Reception age children and six Year one children. We call ourselves 'The Squirrels' and 'The Badgers'.
My name is Miss Lock and I am the Class Teacher. Other adults who work in Pine Class are Julie Rixon and Nicky Packer who are both Teaching Assistants.
This Sumner term Pine class will be busy taking part in activities and experiences related to our topics ‘Splendid skies’ and ‘Scented gardens’. The children will be looking at seasonal change through our forest school sessions and by monitoring the weather as the term progresses. We will be listening to and writing poems connected to the weather. We will be looking at different weather patterns around the world and comparing the weather to Peaslake.
The school met Adam and Meghan last term when they came in to talk about their adventure travelling to Japan on their bikes so we will be looking forward to following their movements on their blog and finding what countries they are visiting on their way.
With all the beautiful flowers around in Spring time we will be identifying them and making observational drawings and paintings. We will also be experimenting with textures and patterns in our paintings.
The children will be visiting Avril at Dance-a-ramix every Wednesday as usual and will be focusing on creating simple movement patterns connected to the weather. The Year 1s have an exciting day early on in the term performing songs at St Teresa’s and all of Pine class will be taking part in a mini Olympics afternoon at Cranleigh Prep School just before half term. After half term our focus will be on Scented gardens where we will be involved in a trip to Wisley. We will finish our term with our yearly Summer trip to Littlehampton.