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 Wednesday 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 this day.
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 Wednesday. 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
Parents Evening - 19th October and 21st October
School closes for half term - 22nd October
School reopens - 2nd November
What have the Wrens been up to?
Photos will be added throughout the year so please keep checking!
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.
This half term we will be recapping on what makes a good sentence to ensure the basic writing skills are known. We are then learning about 'Stories with a familiar setting'. We will build on our sentence structure and use of conjunctions. We will explore story characters in detail and begin to use adjectives to describe. We will also write our own version of the focus story. Following on from this we will also be reading some poetry and learning about persuasion for a poster or advert. I wonder if we will be able to persuade each other using our vocabulary?
We are building on our knowledge of number to begin, focusing on place value, addition and subtraction this half term. We will be revisiting and building on our methods of calculation using part whole, ten frames and jottings. We will begin with learning/recapping our numbers up to 50 and beyond. After that, we will observe some shapes and learn more about their properties. To end the half term, we will look at length, estimating and measuring and also recap coins and their names, before moving onto addition of money.
In PE, we are building on lots of skills this half term. We are focusing on our fundamental skills. We also have our dance session each week with the coach where we will learn how to move our bodies in different ways and create a dance routine.
This half term we are learning about Germs and Seasonal Changes! We will be looking at the changes in our environment and do some observational drawings. We will also be conducting some experiments on germs and hygiene!
This half term is very exciting as we are learning about 'My World and I! We will learn more about where we live in the UK, locating human and physical geographical features. We will locate and name the countries in the UK and observe some aerial photographs. We will enhance our map skills by creating a map of our school grounds and to finish the theme we will focus on the artist Clarice Cliff. We will observe their work and create our own plate in the style of the artist. Our theme will also include some music lessons, using our voices expressively and listening to live and recorded performances.
We are learning about Christianity this half term. Children will share their own experiences and understanding. We will observe the world and consider ways of looking after it. We will ask questions then move on to learning about the creation story of Christianity. Our learning will include writing prayers and considering what we can do to look after the world.
In Computing, we will use laptops, computers and Ipads to learn more about a range of programs and tools. We will be creating self portraits and posters to begin. We will learn how to use the internet safely and understand other uses of technology. Our learning will also include the use of Purplemash to take photographs and create pieces of music.