The Chimps Team

The Class Teacher is Jess

and she is supported by SNTA's

Julie, Georgina and Claire

Here in Chimps Class, our children love to explore the outside of the classroom therefore please provide labelled wellies and coats!

 

Learning in Chimps Class

Phonics and Reading

 In Chimps we do a lot of work around our environmental sounds and through our music activities, especially with rhythm. We have access to letters and music throughout our continuous and enhanced provision. 

 We use a lot of sounds in our play and during our Intensive Interaction session. We also have lots of games with letter, animal and object sounds in.

For our reading, we love to listen to songs, stories, nursery rhymes and take part in sensory stories. 

In Chimps we share stories together as a class, individually with and adult and sharing books at home with our families too.

We develop our fine and gross motor skills through sensory and messy play.

 

 

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Maths

Within Chimps Class we take part in lots of different Maths related activities in our classroom. We have access to numbers, shapes and sizes in our continuous and enhanced provision.

We do lots of counting as part of our play and in routines - such as counting children and snack time. In Chimps, we have access to different sized containers and participate in lots of pouring and filling activities whether this is in the sand, water or other messy play.

We are learning to follow routines and anticipate what is going to happen next. We do this through our routine songs, sung at the same time every day.

We have a designated Maths area within our classroom, but this doesn't mean this is the only place we access our learning in Maths, there are lots of opportunities throughout our classroom - both inside and outside.

 

 

Homework

At the start of each half term, a homework task will be sent home.

A book will also be sent home to share with your child. Please return when you would like another one.

Swimming

Chimps class go swimming every other Thursday to Brighouse Swimming Pool.

We will remind the children to bring their kits in in their Home School Diaries.

Chimps Timetable

Autumn 1

Our topic this half term is 'Busy Bodies'.