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.

 

Autumn Term 2017

Our topic this term in ‘Big Lights, Big City’ where we will be comparing our locality, Streatley to London.

“What do you know about England’s capital city? Let’s find out all about London, including its history, transport and famous landmarks.

Are you ready for the bright lights of the big city? Hop in a black cab and…enjoy the ride!” 

Please click here to download our curriculum letter for more information.

Reading

The children will have the opportunity to change the reading books they have read every week on a Wednesday. Please ensure that the children have these 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.

 

Spelling

The Year 2 children were given their spelling overview in the second week of term. 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.

The spelling test will take place on Friday each week. Spelling homework will be sent home to support with the learning of their words. A copy of the Spelling Overview can be found here.

The Year 1 children were given their spelling overview for the Autumn term. This lists the five words that we will be focussing on each week. The spelling test will take place on the Friday of 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.

 

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. Should you have any questions about homework, 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 to school on the correct days.

 

Thermal Thursday Afternoon: Dedicated outdoor learning time

Thermal Thursday will be led by Mrs Fenwick-Stubbs on Thursday afternoons. 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 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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