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 Friday. 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. Homework should be completed by the child in their yellow homework book and brought back into school before the following Wednesday.
Spellings will also be sent home each Friday for the children to learn and they will be tested the following Tuesday. 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
Monday 17th April - School reopens
Tuesday 18th April - Blackpool Zoo School Trip
Monday 24th April - Eid Celebrations - wear your own clothes
Monday 1st May - Bank Holiday
Monday 8th May - King's Coronation Bank Holiday
Friday 27th May - School closes for half term 3.15pm
Wednesday 7th June - School reopens
What have the Wrens been up to?
Photos will be added throughout the year so please keep checking!
Autumn 1 Dance
This half term, we will be writing a recount about our visit to Blackpool Zoo. We will be looking at sequencing events, using suffixes, adjectives, verbs and adverbs to help us write out recount. We will then be focusing on our significant author Oliver Jeffers and his story 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy' making predictions, using adjectives, conjunctions and different sentence starters before making comparisons of another of Oliver Jeffers books 'The Great Paper Caper' and giving opinions on our favourite. Towards the end of the half term we will be using our knowledge of Rainforests to write about what we have learnt.
In Maths, we will start by recapping place value and looking at numbers to 100. We will then apply this knowledge when solving addition and subtraction problems, including missing numbers. Year 2 will be recapping the four operations and Year 1 will be looking at multiplication and division. We will also be looking at measurement and statistics building on our reasoning knowledge using our maths powers.
In PE, in one of our sessions we are focusing on overarm throwing and catching a ball. We will use our skills in team games revisiting tactics.
Our focus this half term is 'Habitats'. We will be looking at what a habitat is and what animals and plants need to survive in their habitat. We will look at animals in their habitat and sort them using our knowledge of animals, thinking about how they are suited to that habitat. We will also be grouping animals according to what they eat, describe how animals get their food from other animals and/or plants and use simple food chains to describe the relationship.
Our theme this half term is ‘The Rainforest’. In Geography, we will be recapping the continents and oceans of the world before focusing on the Amazon Rainforest. We will be looking at seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK and the Amazon Rainforest in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles. We will look at human and physical features to understand the geographical similarities and differences between the UK and Brazil.
In Art, we will looking at the artist Augusta Savage and her sculptures before exploring clay looking at moulding it, using tools, creating textures and joining clay before manipulating clay to create a rainforest scene.
We are learning about Christianity in RE and Year 1 will have their visit to the church. We will be looking a Christian beliefs, symbols used in Christian worship and why they might be used and identifying and describing features of a church.
In our weekly computing lessons we will use Purplemash to learn how to code. We will learn how to use the Beebots and they will be available for us to use in our classroom provision.