Welcome to Year 1 & 2!

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

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

This term we will be supported in class by our teaching assistants

Mrs Horohan and Mr Field. 

 

Autumn Term 2019   

This term our topic is Towers, Tunnels and Turrets!

See the castle ahead? Get ready to invade its 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 a tall, tall tower. Let’s build a brand new one…

Whose is the tallest? Can you measure it? Then dig deep, deep down, making burrows and tunnels

just like the animals who live underground…

 

 

Some Key Dates:
 

  • Class trip to St Mary’s Church – Tuesday 8th October
  • Class trip to the Tower of London –  Thursday 7th November
  • Christingle workshop with parents – Monday 2nd December 2.30pm
      

Reading

The children take home five books a week and will have the opportunity to change them on one day during each week. Please ensure that the children keep their books in their book bags 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. We will be awarding House Points for each piece of reading recorded in their Yellow reading record books. This can also include books from home or from the library as well as their school books. Little and often is recommended!

Spelling

The Year 2 Spelling Overview for Autumn 2 can be found here.  This lists the spelling pattern and ten words that we will be focusing on each week as well as some activities to support their learning.  Their spellings will be tested the following Friday. 

The Year 1 Spelling Overview for Autumn 1 & 2 can be found  here   Year 1 will focus on six words each week. Most of these are the words that they are expected to spell correctly in their written work by the end of year 1. You may wish to use the following sheet when practising their spellings. Spelling practice sheet

Homework

In Year 1, we expect the children to complete a minimum of ten minutes of homework per week in addition to daily reading. This could include Phonics or spelling, Maths homework such as Doodlemaths, consolidating basic Maths skills or even homework linked to our topic. In Year 2, this expectation increases by ten minutes to a minimum of twenty minutes per week in addition to daily reading

Each term we will focus on some instant recall facts in Maths. This term Year 1 are focusing on knowing number bonds to 10. Year 2 are focusing on learning doubles and halves of all the numbers to 20.

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

PE

PE is on Friday afternoons with Mr Fields. 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.

Welly Wednesday: Outdoor learning time

Welly Wednesday will be led by the Foundation and Year 1/2 team including Miss Hooker, Mrs Fenwick-Stubbs, Mrs Williams and Mrs Dellowe. For safety, we need extra adults with us each week to go off-site. Please sign up on the sheet in the school entrance if you would like to offer your help with this.

Children come to school in school uniform and will need to bring in:

  • water proof trousers;

  • socks for wellies;

  • waterproof coat;

  • wellies (which can be kept in school).

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.

Supporting your child at home

Here are some websites, resources and downloads for the children to explore at home and to practise their learning.

Recommended Phonics Websites

Phonics flash cards phase 5

Phonics flash cards 2-3

100 sight word flash cards

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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