“We live our lives like Jesus”
Owls Badgers Bats
Year 1 Year 2 Year 2
Mrs M. Martinez Miss E. Elsom Mr L. Clark
Mrs L. Cain Year 1 and 2 Phase Leader / Lead Practitioner
Mrs E Devine - HLTA
Mr S Clements - 1-1 Support
Mrs C. Clarke - 1-1 Support
Mrs M. Boulton - 1-1 Support
Miss H.Goscombe - 1-1 Support
Miss U. Friend - Teaching Assistant
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.
Weekly spellings are also sent home which directly link to their Read, Write Inc assessed level.
Please visit our English curriculum pages to find out more about how we teach phonics within our school.
In RE this half term (summer 2) we will be learning about Pentecost.
During this liturgical unit, we will be exploring and answering the key question: What promise did Jesus keep at Pentecost?
During our Pentecost unit, we will share the scripture; Acts 2:1-10 (Coming of the Spirit).
We will focus on the meaning of the Holy Spirit and the symbols we associate with this. Children will know the gifts of the Holy Spirit and express how these impact their daily lives.
Children will know that Pentecost is the birthday of the Church and we will celebrate and share this special event.
In maths during summer 2, year 1 and year 2 are working hard on these key areas: place value, addition and subtraction
Year 1 will learn about multiplication/division, fractions and shape. Children will find halves and quarters of objects and shapes, children will also name and describe 3D shapes.
Year 2 will be learning about fractions and shape. Children will compare and sort 2D and 3D shapes, they will also find fractions of a number focusing on 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 3/4.
In science, we will begin our next unit; Living things and their habitats. We will answer the key question; How do animals get their food?
- identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats.
- describe how animals get their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.
In geography, we will be learning about Ghana. We are answering the key question: Is Ghana a world away from our local area?
Children will know and understand the geographical similarities and differences between Ghana and the UK through studying the human and physical geography of the 2 countries.
Change of books: all books will be changed on a Thursday. 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: These words directly link to your child's RWI phonics learning/group.
Please practise to read and write these words everyday.
Spellings will be collected in on a Thursday and new lists sent home on a Friday.
All classes will bring a library book home on a Friday. Please return library books on a Friday so as books can be swapped.
As part of our drive to promote reading for pleasure across our school, all classes visit our local library each half term. We will continue to visit North End Library.
Library visit dates:
Friday 21st April: Owls
Friday 5th May: Bats
Friday 12th May: Badgers
Friday 12th May: Caterpillars
Friday 9th June: Bats
Friday 9th June: Caterpillars
Friday 16th June: Badgers
Friday 23rd June: Owls
Our PE days will be: Tuesday / Thursday. Please ensure that full and correct PE kits are worn into school on these days.
Read Write Inc (a parent guide)