During closure, work will be uploaded to the Learning from Home page which can be found in the Parents tab. As Wrens are a mixed year group work will be added to the year group your child is in.
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.
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.
Reading books will be sent out each Monday. They should be returned on Thursday. We like to read in Wrens and ask that our grown-ups to listen to us read at home and comment in our diaries so we can get our book changed.
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
Friday 23rd October - School closes for half-term
Tuesday 3rd November - School opens
Friday 18th December - School closes for Christmas at 1.30pm
Monday 4th January - School opens
What have the Wrens been up to?
Photos will be added throughout the year so please keep checking!
This half term we are learning about 'Stories with a familiar setting'. We will be listening to 'The Bog Baby' where we will build on our sentence writing and use of conjunctions. We will explore the character in detail and begin to use adjectives to describe. We will also create our own character before beginning to write our own version of the story. Then we will look at instructions before finishing the term off with Poetry.
We are building on our knowledge of 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. As we missed some learning in reception and year 1, we are continuing with learning our numbers to 20 for Year 1 and to 50 and beyond for Year 2. After that, we will visit shapes and learn more about 2D and 3D shape names and their properties.
In PE, we will start with a baseline to see what we can already do. This will involve throwing, jumping, hopping etc. We also have our gymnastics session each week with the coach where we will learn more travels, shapes and balances to create sequences.
This half term we are starting out learning of with Germs! Then we will be looking at seasonal changes and observing the changes in the environment alongside the weather.
This half term is very exciting as we are learning about superheroes! We will learn more about every day heroes and then build on our D&T skills to evaluate existing superhero capes before designing and making our own.
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.
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.