Owls Badgers Bats
Year 1 Year 2 Year 2
Mrs M. Martinez Mrs L. Cain Mr L. Clark
Miss E. Cunningham Miss E. Elsom
(Trainee teacher) (Trainee Teacher)
Mrs E Devine - HLTA
Mrs A Hill - 1-1 Support
Miss G Amparo - 1-1 Support
Welcome to Year 1.2.
We love reading! We use Read, Write Inc to support our teaching of phonics and reading and our children are taught in small targeted groups each day. We assess children each half term so as we are always confident that their phonics learning meets their needs. Every child takes home a Read, Write Inc reading book each week to show off their wonderful reading skills, that they have worked so hard on all week, at home.
We follow the Read, Write Inc 'Get Writing' scheme which directly links our phonics learning to our writing, ensuring that children apply and embed their phonics. Children have a daily phonics lesson where by we red together and link this to our writing.
In RE this half term (spring 1) we will be learning about Christmas and Revelation
During our Christmas liturgical unit, we will be exploring and answering the key question: ‘How was the birth of Jesus different from our own births?’
We will explore the visit of the wise men and the gifts that they brought and why they brought them. We will compare our births to the birth of Jesus.
Throughout Revelation we will answering the key question: ‘How does Jesus teach us?’
We will share key parables such as; the good samaritan, the lost son, the feeding of the 5000 and explore what Jesus is teaching us and how we can use this to help us 'live our lives like Jesus.
In maths, year 1 and year 2 are working hard on these key areas: place value, addition and subtraction.
Year 1 will focus on counting numbers up to 50 and will extend learning to counting in 2s and 10s. We will revise our number bonds to 10 and adding within 10. We will then extend our learning to add/subtract 2-digit numbers and 1-digit numbers to 20.
Year 2 will be reading and writing numbers to 100 and will be solving problems. We will add 3 1-digit numbers, and will build upon our prior learning revising addition and subtraction of tens and ones
In science, we will continue our learning about seasonal changes. We will explore how the weather has changed as we move from autumn to winter. We will use scientific vocabulary and weather symbols to express our learning.
We will revisit our local park area to investigate how the area has changed as the season has changed.
In computing we will be painters! We will be using software to create our own images, exploring the different tools which can be used and the different effects that these have.
Change of books: all books will be changed on a Friday. Please ensure all reading books are in school on this day.
Please keep your child's zippy wallet and reading book in their book bag.
Spellings: spelling lists are sent home every Friday. These words directly link to your child's RWI phonics learning/group.
Please practise to read and write these words everyday.
Spelling tests will be on a Friday also.
All classes will bring a library book home on a Friday. Please return library books on a Friday so as books can be swapped.
We will continue to visit North End Library. The class dates are:
Friday 14th January: Bat Class
Friday 21st January: Badger Class
Friday 28th January: Owl Class
Friday 4th February: Caterpillar Class
Friday 11th February: Bumblebee Class
Friday 18th February: INSET
Friday 4th March: Bat Class
Friday 11th March: Badger Class
Friday 18th March: Owl Class
Friday 25th March: Caterpillar Class
Friday 1st April: Bumblebee Class
Our PE days will be: Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday (lessons will rotate across the classes). Please ensure that PE kits remain in school.
Read Write Inc (a parent guide)