Welcome to Year 1 & 2!

The teachers are Mrs Williams (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and

Mrs Fenwick-Stubbs (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). 

We are supported in class by our teaching assistant

Mrs Dellowe and Mr Whittingham teaches PE.

 

Summer Term 2018

Our topic is ‘Rio de Vida’

‘Hot, hot, hot! Dancing feet, step to the Samba beat! Shake it, shimmy, hands in the air, wave your flags in the cool night air. Come and join our party down in Rio, keeping rhythm with your party shaker! Bright colours, patterns and feathers… Can you make a headdress or a party mask? Meet magical creatures from Brazil’s myths and legends and create your own too… Be as fancy as you like! Let’s get down to Rio where football is king, and practise our skills on golden beaches. Now, we need to plan a celebration with fabulous music and song. Let’s invite parents and friends – they’ll all come along!

Bem-vido ao Brasil os meus amigos!’

A copy of our Summer 1 Newsletter can be found by clicking here:

 Summer Newsletter

 

Some Key Dates

  • Samba Workshop 8th June;

  • Year 1 Phonics Screening 13th June;

  • Carnival Dance workshop with performance starting at 2:45pm on Thursday 14th June.

 

Reading

The children continue to have the opportunity to change the reading books they have read every week on a Wednesday. Please ensure that the children have their books in school all week, alongside their Reading Records, so that we can record any additional reading in school and check them for any messages you may have written for us. In line with the classes in Key Stage 2, we will be awarding House Points for each piece of reading recorded when they are checked on a Friday.

 

Spelling

The Year 1 children will be given a paper copy of their spelling overview for their spellings for each half term. A copy of this can be found here  spelling letter 4 This term the spellings will focus on some of the spelling patterns that we are learning about in Phonics lessons.

The Year 2 Summer 1 Spelling Overview can be found here. The new Year Spelling Overview for Summer 2 can be found here.

This lists the spelling pattern and ten words that we will be focusing on each week as well as the dictation sentences that they need to learn. They are also given Spelling homework (a word search and handwriting sheet) each Friday with that week’s spellings to support the learning of their words.

For both Year 1 & 2, the spelling test will take place on Friday each week. 

 

Homework

In Year 1, we expect the children to complete a minimum of ten minutes of homework per week in addition to reading. This could include Phonics or spelling, Mathletics, consolidating basic Maths skills such as Number Bonds to 10, Counting on and back to 20 or even homework linked to our topic.

In line with other Year groups, this expectation increases by ten minutes to a minimum of twenty minutes per week for children in Year 2. This is on top of reading. Mathletics tasks are set every week, please ensure your child is completing their tasks independently.

Should you have any questions about learning at home, please don’t hesitate to ask either Mrs Williams or Mrs Fenwick-Stubbs.

 

PE and Thermal Thursday

PE is on Wednesday afternoons with Mr Whittingham. On this day, the children will come in their school uniform as usual and then will change into their kits at the start of the afternoon. They will change back into uniform before the end of the school day. Please can you help us by ensuring all kits are named and that they are brought in at the beginning of each week.

 

Thermal Thursday Afternoon: Dedicated outdoor learning time

Thermal Thursday continues to be led by Mrs Fenwick-Stubbs on Thursday afternoons – please sign up on the sheet in the school entrance if you would like to come along. For safety, we need 3 adults with us each week to go off-site. Children come to school in school uniform and will need to bring a bag containing:

  • water proof trousers;

  • long sleeves, long trousers and  a hat for warmer weather;

  • socks for wellies.

Wellies should already be in school alongside the waterproof coat that will be on their backs coming in. The children will wear a school T-shirt/shirt and school jumper under their coat so there is less to change and misplace!

Hats and snoods are perfect for when the temperature drops. For safety, scarves (can get caught) and knitted gloves hold water, so please don’t send these in. If you would like to sign up to join us, please add your name to the list of dates found in the school entrance.

 

Mathletics

Please encourage the children to log on regularly to complete the homework activities allocated to them weekly on Mathletics. Their usernames and log ins can be found on the back of their reading records. You can access Mathletics by clicking here.  

 

Supporting your child at home

Here are some fun Phonics websites for the children to explore at home and to practise their phonics learning.

Recommended Phonics Websites

If you would like any further information on how to support your child with their learning please feel free to speak to either Mrs Fenwick-Stubbs or Mrs Williams or see the school’s e-learning tab.  

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