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Welcome to Fir Class Page where you will find information about what we are enjoying in our learning. In Fir Class we have specialist Phonics, English and Maths lessons for deaf pupils.

All learners take part in daily Phonics sessions, matched to their individual needs. Some learners are identifying the sounds around them in daily life, others are beginning to recongise the sounds found in speech. The 'Read, Write, Inc' curriculum is taught once learners are confident in their listening skills.

This term, we are currently learning about London as part of our 'history' theme. We will be looking at fictional stories about the Queen, money and landmarks. In our non-fiction lessons, we will be exploring the career of a firefighter, linked with the Great Fire of London. We use the 'Colourful Semantics' method for independently writing sentences. If you would like more information about this, please see Mrs Hayes.

In maths, we will cover many topics which are incredibly useful for the children's everyday lives; money, time, days of the week, months of the year, capacity and length. In addition, we have a strong focus on arithmetic, with daily quick-fire number drills. Fir Class particularly enjoy BBC Supermovers in the morning. The link can be found here.... https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/42612496

How can you help? Parents and carers can really help their child by sharing a book every night and recording this in their school journal. When children read regularly at home, they are rewarded with better progress in their literacy. In addition, we have half-termly reading rewards for pupils who have read more than 5 times a week.

Every Thursday, we check how many times the children have read at home and all efforts are rewarded with a sticker of the child's own choice. We also have a spelling test and give out new spellings, in both written English and BSL widgets. Full marks are also rewarded with a certificate and a choice from the treat box.

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