Black History Day in Jigsaw 1 and 2

This week in Jigsaw 1 and 2 we have looking a the art work of Alma Thomas. She is a famous African American artist who left teaching to pursue her dream of creating pieces of art work to inspire happiness. She uses bright, bold colours and believes that colour is life!

The children have used a range of resources to try and create art work inspired by Alma.

Jigsaw 2 Update September 2020

We have been very busy in Jigsaw 2 Nurture group so far in September. We have been exploring the outside area and getting to know each other better. We have started to develop the garden areas we have designed – these have included dinosaur, fairy and race car gardens. keep your eyes peeled to see them on your way into school. We have enjoyed circle times together sharing our ideas and practising listening to each other. We have especially enjoyed the team challenges and toasting marshmallows this week!

Welcome back!

A huge welcome back to all the children who attend Jigsaw and to those who are new starters this term. We are really lucky to have 2 Jigsaw provisions in place to support the children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 this year with cognitive development and social, emotional and behavioural needs and we have 4 enthusiastic and skilled staff ready to help your child succeed this year in school!

All the children that have been allocated a space, in either of the provisions, will have been given or sent a letter that explains the provision and requests your permission for them to attend. Please return these to school as soon as possible.

Homework is set each Friday to be returned to school for the following Thursday. We also ask that the children read at home at least 2 times a week and bring their reading books and diaries every day.

All children will participate in their own class PE lessons, this includes swimming and they will also return for any additional lessons, such as music and Golden Time.

An information page will be sent home with the children on Thursday so if you have any questions at all, then please don’t hesitate to contact us through your child’s Class Dojo page or by calling the school to chat.

We are looking forward to seeing the children and working with you this year.

 

Mrs Housley

Arts week in Jigsaw 2019

Arts week – 2019

During Arts week, we were given the theme of Woodlands.

We decided to focus on leaves and spent time exploring them in a variety of  different ways.

We collected a variety of different leaves from around the school and spent time observing them, noticing their patterns and textures.

We then used paint to explore this further, printing the leaves patterns onto paper – we used a variety of colours and experimented with mixing the paint on the palettes and on the leaves

Later on in the week, we used the printing technique to make the outlines of leaves onto Binca material and we then use thread to sew on extra detail onto the leaf shapes. We continued to explore this by printing the leaves onto felt and adding further detail with pen, paint and thread.

History and Geography in Jigsaw

This half term in Jigsaw, we will be focussing on History and Geography topics, involving The Stone Age, based around the book, Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. We will be exploring all aspects of Stone Age life, including homes, clothing, hunting, tools, art work and animals.

Reading at home

Please support the children to read and share their books at home with you over the week. Children are expected to have read at least 3 times each week at home and to have comments entered into their reading diaries.

Comments can be about how they have used their phonic knowledge to decode words, if they have told you about the characters or plot of the story, if they have answered any questions you have asked or if they have predicted what might happen within their book or story.

Reading diaries are checked each week, on a Friday, so please support the children to do this. Reading at home encourages and improves the children’s confidence and fluency, therefore is very important.

 

Jigsaw update February 2019

Homework:

Homework is given out each Friday, and children in Jigsaw have had new blue (or green) homework books. There will always be spelling homework and maths. Children will need to be supported to complete this at home, but please encourage them to ask for help in school if they are unsure of what to do.

All homework is due in on Thursday morning.

 

Jigsaw update

We are continuing with outdoor PE every Thursday afternoon. The weather is still cold so please ensure the children have appropriate clothing and footwear.

We have completed lessons playing hockey, basketball and football, and we will look to move onto Tag Rugby when we return after half term.