We are a mixed class of 30 Year 1 and Year 2 children. Our class teacher is Miss O'Hara and we are supported by Mrs Patel.
Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Can we please make sure children have a full PE kit in school which is named. If your child wears earrings, can you make sure these are taken out on these days.
Homework will be given out every Friday and will include activities linked to previous and current learning. This will be available on Seesaw and the children have received a homework book for writing activities.
Spellings will also be sent home each Friday for the children to learn and they will be tested the following Thursday. Please help your child learn them so we can get them all right. This will be for the children in Year 2.
Reading books will be changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please read with your child and sign their diary so we know when to change books. During reading, ask your children questions to help with their understanding.
We have a special reading scheme to encourage reading and we receive prizes for reading certain numbers of books. We really enjoy this! If you have any concerns please call in to see our teachers.
Phonics is very important as it supports your child with their reading and writing. Each day the children will have a phonics lesson where the children will learn to use segmenting and blending skills to read and write words.
In June, every child in Year 1 will sit the 'Year 1 Phonics Screening'. This will test your child's ability to use their phonics to read real and nonsense words.
Please try and support your child at home with their phonics. Below you will find a link to free games the children can play to help them with their phonics.
Please ensure that you listen to your child read, daily if possible, to help them to progress. We will change your child's book on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If we feel your child is ready, we will move them on to a more difficult level. It is very important that you also do other activities with their reading book, for example:
* Ask questions about the pictures
* Talk about what has happened
* Discuss the character names and how they felt
* Predict what will happen next or how the story might end
* Find your favourite part of the story
* Retell the story with or without the pictures
Remember to write in your child's reading diary so that we know about all the hard work that is going on at home!
This is what we do in school and it would be brilliant if this could be continued at home!
Dates for your diary
School reopens - Tuesday 19th April
Wrens School Trip - Monday 25th April
Bank Holiday - Monday 2nd May
Extra Bank Holiday (Queen's Jubilee) - Tuesday 3rd May
Inset Training Day - Wednesday 4th May
School Open - Thursday 5th May
Wear your own clothes - Friday 6th May
School Closes - Friday 27th May
School reopens - Tuesday 7th June
What have the Wrens been up to?
Photos will be added throughout the year so please keep checking!
Wrens Christmas Sing Along!
The Wrens have enjoyed an afternoon of making Victoria Sponge for our Peeking into the Past theme.
To continue our learning about the four seasons, the Wrens went on a walk around school to look at what changes we could observe as we move into winter. The children thought about what the weather was like, how if felt, what we needed to wear and what changes were happening outside.
Wrens had a wonderful day stepping back in time to see what it was like as Victorian student. The children changed their names, wore Victorian uniforms, tried some Victorian foods, used slate and chalk for handwriting, natural drawing and even tried out our sewing skills. Finally, we ended the day with an afternoon tea of cake and juice.
We have been investigating ‘poo’ to find out what animals have been eating. We used what we found to identify if the animal was a carnivore, herbivore or an omnivore.
Thank you for your very generous harvest food donations. They were collected by Emmaus, a local charity, following the assembly. They were very grateful and expressed their thanks to all of the children. Enjoy the two video’s below of our Harvest Festival.
Autumn 1 - Part 1
Autumn 1 - Part 2
This half term we are starting with a grammar week, revisiting what we need to include in our sentences. We will then move on to creating a non-chronological report about penguins. We look at the features of a report and gather facts about Penguins and Antarctica in our English, Theme and Science learning before completing our long write. Then we will look at Stories by a significant author.
In Maths, we will start with place value, revisiting numbers to 100 and beyond. Then we will look at all four maths operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and solve word problems and reasoning. We will then look at measurement, focusing on mass where we will be reading scales, weighing objectives and using our knowledge to make estimations.
In PE, we will be looking at developing our skills for games; bouncing and catching a ball and we have coach for dance. In dance we will be learning a hand jive this half term so keep a look out on our page for the video.
This half term we are learning about habitats and how animals are suited to different habitats. We will describe and compare the features of animals, group them according to what they eat, describe how they get their food from other animals and/or from plants and use simple food chains to describe these relationships. We will be encouraged to ask questions, group and classify and find things out.
Our theme for this half term is 'Great Explorers'. We will be focusing on 'Captain Robert Falcon Scott' and 'Antarctica' and his achievements. We will revisit the world's continents and use maps to identify them. We will also look at global warming and think of ways we can prevent it. Then we will look at the artist 'Roy Lichtenstein' and create an Antarctic scene focusing on the technique of 'pointillism'.
We are learning about 'Christianity Church' with our focus question 'What unites the Christian Community'. We will explore the core beliefs and symbols of Christianity and build on our previous learning 'Jesus being the light of the world'. We will learn about the importance of church and discuss key aspects of worship.
In Computing, we will look at algorithms. We will create and debug simple programmes; including using a timer after a command and predict the behaviour of simple programmes before looking at internet safety and sharing personal information.