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 Miss Johnson teaches PE.

 

Spring Term 2018

Our topic is ‘Towers, Tunnels and Turrets’

   

‘Get ready to invade it mighty walls! Shoot a projectile with an archer’s aim! Head across the drawbridge, over the moat and up to the top of the Tower…Meet Rapunzel who lives in the tall, tall tower. Let’s build a brand new one…Whose is tallest? Can you measure it? Then dig deep, deep down making burrows and tunnels, just like the animals who live underground.’

A copy of our Spring 1 Newsletter can be found by clicking here: Spring Newsletter from Year 1 & 2

Click here to see our Thermal Thursday Adventures!

 

Some Key Dates

  • 8th March Castle Building Parents Afternoon from 2pm

  • 21st March Visit to Windsor Castle – click here for the letter

 

 

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 were given a paper copy of their spelling overview for the Spring term. A copy can be found here. This lists the five words that we will be focusing on each week.

These are primarily words taken from the Common Exception Word list. These are the words that Year 1 children are expected to be able to spell correctly by the end of the year.

The Year 2 children were given their spelling overview during the first week of term – a copy of this can be found here. This lists the spelling pattern and ten words that we will be focusing on each week as well as a dictation sentence 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 Miss Johnson. 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, although due to training will be held on some Friday afternoons this term (we will give you advance warning for when this will change). Children come to school in school uniform and will need to bring a bag containing:

  • water proof trousers;

  • 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.

 

Mathletics

Please encourage the children to log on regularly to complete the 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

If you would like 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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