Penberth

Welcome to our lively Early Years Foundation Stage and Year 1 classroom.
 
The adults in our class are:

Mrs Natasha Cross- Teacher (Mondays, Tuesdays)
ncross@stburyanacademy.org
 
Mrs Joanna Kwiatkowska - Teacher (Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays)
joannak@stburyanacademy.org 
 
 
Our Autumn term topic is Towers, Tunnels and Turrets
 
Climbing the battlements or tunnelling in the ground, there’s a whole world of adventure and fun to be found!

This term, we will visit a real castle to explore the towers, battlements and maybe a secret tunnel or two! We’ll learn all about the different parts of a castle and describe how they have changed over time. Using a wide range of materials, we’ll build models of castles and test the strength of our structures. We’ll learn the stories of RapunzelThe Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goats Gruff and create models inspired by them. Maps and photographs will help us learn about the tallest buildings and the longest tunnels in the world. 

Help your child prepare for their project
Towers, tunnels and turrets are everywhere! Why not visit a skyscraper, big wheel or tower? Look at the materials the structure is made of to decide why the materials were chosen. You could also use blocks or stones to create tall towers. How high can you go? Alternatively, play Jenga together and see if you can work out how to make the tower stay strong, even when you have removed some of the blocks!

 
Welcome To Our School
 
 
We are looking forward to getting to know your children and helping them settle into full-time education. We deliver a curriculum that is immersed in play-based pedagogy with lots of hands-on activities. 
Our class starts school at 8.55- please drop your child off by the side gate where a member of staff will greet them. We realise that it might be hard for our youngest children to leave you so will do our best to assist in an appropriate manner to make this transition as easy as we can. 
End of the day collection is at the same side gate and we ask that you arrive promptly at 3.10.
 
On Mondays and Fridays our class has PE lessons and we ask that your child wears their PE kit
On Wednesdays we have swimming lessons at Penzance Leisure Centre. Please provide your child with clearly labelled swimming kit (costume/trunks, towel, goggles). There is £3 contribution towards the transport, which can be paid via ParentMail or cash if necessary. 
Please make sure all of your child's school uniform is clearly labelled
 
Please remember to use
Teach Your Monster to Read games
to reinforce learning of phonics.