Year 1 & 2 - Class 3

    Teacher: Mrs Hill                                                                                    TA's: Mrs Abbott and Mrs Hargreaves
 

    PPA cover: Mrs Farr                                                                                 Specialist Teachers: Sports Coaches 

We're growing and learning in Term 5

  

Last term our topic was:

  

Last term filled with excitement, from having a “Grand Morning” with our families to visiting the farm, we had lots of fantastic learning experiences.  We loved finding out about how things have changed since our parents and grandparents were younger.  Although the snow might have disrupted our days a bit it was a wonderful opportunity to really look at weather and seasons in England and the changing temperature gave us a lot to investigate.

Our topic for the next two terms is:

  

This term our focus is:

 

  

Key Dates

Week beginning 30th April (TBC) – Walk to the allotments

18th May – Garden Party with our EYFS friends

18th May – Year 1 PTA cake sale

Week beginning 21st May – Art Week

25th May – Sports Day

  (Please note, we do our best to arrange these, but please be aware that they are intended activities and are subject to change)

 

 

Celebrating Term 4

Not everyone in our class managed to receive the 5 pages certificate, but we improved on last term!  I know we can get back to 100% this term and ensuring that your child has their reading record in school is essential in meeting that target. 

Congratulations to all in our class who did manage to get their 5 pages

Congratulations also go to our “Headteacher”, “Reading” and “Numbercruncher” award winners.  These three children were able to come up in front of the whole school to be celebrated. 

 

 

 Spirituality

This term we will be focusing on “Awe and Wonder” as we investigate the natural world

 

Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural Development

This term we will be focusing on our Social development as we focus on the British value “mutual respect” and as we discuss what "truthfulness" means to us. 

Mind your language!

Over the next couple of terms we are really focusing on the language we use when we are talking about our work.  Last term we focused on mathematical explanation language and we really noticed the improvement when the children were answering questions.  This term we are going to be focusing on:

  

Phonics- Year 1

This term we will be focusing on learning most alternative graphemes for phonemes we have already been taught.  For example, ai, ay, eight, a, a_e, ey

A couple of useful phonics and reading websites are:

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ 

You don't need to subscribe there are lots of free games.  Phase 2-4 games cover our learning in Foundation and Phase 5 will cover our learning this year.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks   

Any games or clips will help

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

You have to register to access the above site, but it is free and you can access over 250 free ebooks which are also tablet friendly.

Phonics in Year 2

We still use phonics in Year 2 and it is very important that the children use their phonic knowledge to spell unknown words, especially unknown words of 2 or more syllables.  We use “Read, Write, Inc. Spelling” to support us and the homework the children receive should support their learning of spelling patterns covered in Year 2.

 

Mathematics

Maths methods and strategies taught in school today are different from those that many parents learnt when they were at school.  This can cause confusion when parents are trying to support their child at home.  In order to help, the document below shows the main methods taught (in specific year groups) for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  Each child’s progress is different; however, most children will acquire the listed methods by the end of the school year.

An overview of calculation strategies and methods - Key Stage 1  

Volunteering

 If you are interested in volunteering in school please come in and see us, we love having helpers in.

 (You will need to be DBS checked, if you haven't already been checked please see Mrs Lawrence in the office.)

With many thanks for your continued support.