Welcome to Years 1 and 2!
Mrs Cook (Year 1; Lime Class)
Year 2 (Cherry Class)
Mrs Harrison Mrs Shepherd Mrs Amin
A warm welcome to our Year 1 and Year 2 page. If your child is in Year 1 or 2 please familiarise yourself with this page as it will let you know the various activities the classes are currently involved in. Note that this page doesn't replace the school newsletters - those can be accessed here.
The teaching team is as follows:
Year 1: Mrs Cook (Class Teacher), Miss Jakub (Teaching Assistant)
Year 2: Mrs Harrison/Ms Norton (Class Teachers), Mrs Shepherd and Mrs Amin (Teaching Assistants.
Please see below timetables to show what we will be learning this week.
Classroom code of conduct
The classroom code is created together by the children and Year 1 and 2 teaching team. The children know that we need to keep to these rules so that we stay safe, happy and learning to our full potential. As well as these codes of code there is also a class agreement on each classes presentation above.
For the curriculum information sheet and our usual weekly timetable for this term, please see below.
We teach cursive handwriting in school, forming letters in the style that can be found below. Every lower case letter starts on the line, shown by a red dot.
If you wish to practise your handwriting at home, you can log in to the Letter-join website on your ipad, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. Home access instructions and a Home Guide can be found below.
White Rose Maths
We teach maths White Rose Maths.
Please try to read with your child daily and record it in their reading record book. It is important to check that, as well as becoming more fluent, the children understand what they are reading, especially as they begin to read longer and more complex books. This can be done by discussing the book afterwards, or during reading. Talk about the characters, setting or main events. Encourage children to develop empathy by focusing on characters' emotions and motivations.
It is important that your child has their reading record in school every day as we are encouraging the children to keep a simple record of their reading and to talk to us about the reading they do at home. We have reading time every day, and during the course of the week, children will read independently, with a partner or group and with an adult. Children are welcome to bring their own reading book from home as long as it is of an appropriate level for them to read and enjoy independently. Children will be able to change their reading books to take home during class reading time. They are encouraged to do this independently
Spellings will be sent home once a week, usually on a Friday, and be tested the following Friday. They are based on spelling patterns that we have investigated in class during phonics lessons and children should be encouraged to look at the way the pattern fits into the word to help them remember it.
Spellings are best worked on little and often: 5 or 10 minutes every day is more beneficial than one long session. It is also very helpful if you can encourage your child to apply the spellings in context by writing a few sentences using these words and, of course, using new or unfamiliar words in conversation.
This term, please continue to reinforce number fluency and strategies for the four opertions: addition and subtraction of 2 2-digit numbers; multiplication and division using x2, x5 and x10 tables.
e.g. (1) 4+6 = 10 ... 14+6 = 20.... 24+6 = 30 ...
e.g. (2) 4+6 = 10 ... 40+60 = 100
The children will be receiving information about their home learning project early in each half term. Alongside their weekly reading and spelling homework they will be expected to complete one or more projects linked to our work in school, our topic: Plants/Habitats or the wider curriculum. The children are required to spend time researching their chosen task and will be normally asked to present their work in class before the end of each half term. Due to Covid children are unable to bring their projects in to school so they can either take a photo or if possible take a short video and upload them to Teams.
Activities outside the classroom
Here is a list of the activities that take the children outside the classroom this term
The children will be working hard this term on a range of activities across the curriculum. Where possible this will be based around our topics. If you have any books, information or relevant objects, children are most welcome to bring these in to support our learning.