WELCOME TO Horizon Class!

Can you find out how 'Horizon' links to our astronomical theme?

Class Teachers: Mrs K Payne and Miss A McDonald

Teaching Assistants: Mrs K John     

Big Questions

  • Why is this medicine marvellous?
  • Are all medicines harmful?
  • Are crocodiles really enormous?

 

Our Class Books

  • George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl
  • The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

 

Key Dates for the Year

Mon 13th January - PTA AGM 3.15pm

Tues 11th February - Safer Internet Day

Thurs 13th February - Last day of Term 3

Fri 14th February - Teacher Training Day

Mon 24th February - Start of Term 4

Thurs 5th March - World Book Day

Tues 24th March/Weds 25th March - Parent/Carer Consultation Evenings 3.30pm-6pm

Fri 3rd April - Last day of Term 4

Mon 20th April - Start of Term 5

Fri 8th May - Bank Holiday

May – Key Stage 1 Statutory Assessments

Fri 15th May - PTA Cake Sale Y2 – 3.15pm

Week beginning 18th May Whole School - Art week

Fri 22nd May - Last day of Term 5

Mon 1st June - Start of Term 6

Fri 12th June - PTA Summer Fayre 3.30pm-5pm

Tues 16th June - KS1 Open Afternoon 2.15pm-3pm

Friday 10th July - Teacher Training Day

Mon 13th July - Fri 17th July Healthy Eating/Mental Health/Sports Week

Tues 14th July - Sports Day for Whole School at Bradon Forest – morning only

Tues 21st July - Reserve Sports day at Bradon Forest – morning only

Wed 22nd July - Last day of Term 6

 

How to Help at Home

The following websites are recommended to promote the practice of reading and phonics at home: 

 http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/  (Phase 2-4 Games will consolidate learning from EYFS, Phase 5 games will consolidate learning from Year 1.)

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk  (You have to register to access the above site... however it is free and has access to over 250 ebooks which are tablet friendly!)

 

When supporting your child with reading and phonics, please remember to...

  • Say each sound in the word from left to right.
  • Blend the sounds by pointing to each letter, i.e. /b/ in bat, or letter group, i.e. /igh/ in sigh, as you say the sound, then run your finger under the whole word as you say it.
  • Be careful to only say the sound and don't, for example, add in an 'uh' sound when saying sounds like 'b' (which is a very soft sound just made with your lips, and shouldn't be pronounced 'b-uh' or 'bee' (which is the letter name, not its sound). 
  • Talk about the meaning if your child does not understand the word they have read.
  • Work at your child’s pace.
  • Always be positive and give lots of praise and encouragement.  

 

Important Reminders

Year 2 are timetabled to participate in PE lessons EVERY Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has weather appropriate kit in school at all times, and that it is clearly labelled.