Class 1 2020 - 2021

Mrs Jobbins

I am Mrs Jobbins and I am the teacher in Reception. I have been working at St John's for 12 years now and I feel very passionate about Early Years! Mrs Howarth and Miss Short will always be on hand to help us with our learning. 

Our big classroom is made up of lots of areas for us to explore and investigate. We also love to play outside and in our purpose built outdoor classroom 'The Den'. 

Our outdoor space is full of wonderful wooden equipment; our marvellous water wall, play house, rope and pulley system, den posts and story telling throne are just the beginning! We look forward to making the most of it all and seeing lots of wonderful conversations and moments of learning.

We have a very busy half term ahead of us!

Our new IEYC topic is ‘Weather Wonders’ and we will spend the next few weeks learning all about weather symbols and how to record weather, clouds and rain, storms and winter weather. We will use some beautiful books including Percy the Park Keeper: After the Storm by Nick Butterworth and Jack Frost by Kazuno Kohara to help support our learning.

We will create lots of artwork using a range of mediums; there will be lots of clay used to create patterns and Diva lamps, wax resist pictures and lino printing.

We will focus on music and how it makes us feel, we will link this to stormy weather and we will create rain makers and a storm dance. We will also look at music from other cultures and use it to help us celebrate Diwali.

Alongside our topic we will also be learning all about the history of Bonfire Night and the story of Guy Fawkes as well as how to stay safe around fireworks.

We will also learn about the Hindu festival of Diwali, the festival of light. We will look at the similarities and differences between the two festivals and look at the story of Rama and Sita as well as making diva lamps and creating beautiful Rangoli patterns.

We will learn all about Remembrance Day and why it is so important for us to remember all those that fought to keep us safe. We will create artwork to help us remember.

In maths we will continue to build our knowledge of number; comparing the numbers 1,2 and 3 as well as looking at the composition of these numbers. We will build up our vocabulary to help us compare numbers with words such as more, less, most, least, fewer, order and total.

In literacy we will look at words to describe fireworks whilst we look at our two festivals and we will learn all about speech bubbles when we learn all about Rama and Sita. We will read lots of stories and share our ideas together.

In phonics we will continue with out Phase 2 sounds; segmenting and blending is a key focus as well as letter recognition and formation.

We will start our build up to Christmas in the coming weeks with a nativity production that will be recorded for our Reception families to view. We look forward to sharing this with you soon!

Thank you to all parents for your continued support; it is so lovely to see all of your Tapestry uploads and comments in reading records.

We are so excited to share our learning with you over the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for photos!

Mrs Jobbins and the Class One Team.


Class 1: News items

Author Visit, by Mrs Walker

Anti-Bullying Week, by Mrs Walker

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Class 1: Gallery items

Diwali, by Mrs Jobbins

Our Time at Home, by Mrs Jobbins

Pattern Making, by Mrs Jobbins

Class 1: Calendar items

Forest Schools, by Mrs Farrar

Forest Schools, by Mrs Farrar

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Bollington St John's CE Primary School

Grimshaw Lane
Macclesfield Cheshire
SK10 5LY

Tel: 01625 572 025

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