My name is Mrs Jennings.
Since graduating as a teacher in 1995, I have held different roles in both the education and training sectors. I have taught in Middle, Junior, Primary and Nursery schools across Surrey, Oxfordshire and London. Through my work with all age groups- from babies to adults - I have discovered my true passion is Early Years.
When I'm not at school, I like spending time with my teenage children and enjoy country walks and trips to the theatre.
10 stars in the jar
20 stars in the jar
30 stars in the jar
10 minutes extra play
Extra busy time
Watching an appropriate TV episode of choice
Phonics is taught daily in groups, working on a specific set of sounds according to the ability of the child. Each session has a distinct structure following Read Write Inc (RWI). The children take home a RWI book each week to re-read and develop fluency.
Our Book Focus
This term we will be focusing on The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett. In story sessions we will be reading different stories to do with animals and their eggs. In Science we will be looking at non-fiction books.
Project links for home learning
Smartie the Penguin
Hanni and the Magic Window
Jessie and Friends
BBC Bitesize KS1
BBC Bitesize -KS1 Animals including humans
BBC Teach - KS1 Science: The Animal Kingdom
BBC Bitesize- EYFS Living Things
National Geographic Kids - Animals
CBeebies - Messy goes to Okido (Messy explores science questions that children ask about the world around us).
CBeebies - Andy’s Global Adventures
CBeebies - Andy’s Aquatic Adventures
CBeebies - Teeny Tiny Creatures
Cbeebies - Our Planet
Support with maths:
Support with phonics:
Supporting outdoor learning at home:
Support with literacy
Scholastic Books - The Odd Egg
My Lovely books - The Odd Egg
Pan MacMillan Books - Emily Gravett
Support with Art - Flora and Fauna
Art UK- Be inspired by plants with Halima Cassell
Art UK Home School -create egg-cellent art
Art UK - Make your own pet from junk
Art UK - create your own animal artwork
The Tate - animals art
National Museum Cardiff - busy bee finger prints
Derby Museums - activities inspired by the amazing animals
Year 1 spelling and common exception words:
Fine motor ideas at home: