Welcome to Damson Class!
My name is Mrs Leneghan and I teach in Damson Class. Working with me in Damson Class in Mrs Nicholson (our LSA), Mrs Fagarazzi in the mornings (who gives targeted support to some children in the mornings) and Mrs Luff (who gives targeted support to some children in the afternoons). Granny also volunteers in Damson class one afternoon a week as well as supporting us with our Reading Skills lessons each day.
Our topic for the Autumn term involves focusing on these Power of Reading books - 'The Bog Baby’ by Jeanne Willis, ‘Traction Man is Here’ by Mini Grey and ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson. We are very excited about our books and plan to spend lots of time in the grounds, exploring the pond and woodland areas and linking these to our stories.
During the term we will be enjoying reading and writing stories and information texts; in Science we will be learning about Animals including Humans and also how the weather changes with the seasons. Our maths learning will start with place value and ordering and sequencing numbers, then moving on to addition and subtraction and 2D shape. Remember to keep practising the number bonds to ten and twenty as we work our way through the Mighty Multiple awards scheme.
Learning will take place outside as often as possible and children need to be dressed for the weather - warm shower proof coats for the cold and hats for sunny days please.
It is important for children to read and talk about books every day. As they become more confident at decoding words, please encourage them to look out for punctuation and begin to read with expression.
A little bit about me:
I enjoy teaching all subjects but I particularly love Science, English and Art. I adore books and one of my favourite things is sharing books and stories with my class. When I’m not at school I like to spend lots of time outside – either gardening, growing my own veg or going for long country walks with my family.
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