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
Mr S Clements - 1-1 Support
Mrs A Hill - 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 (summer 1) we will be learning about Easter.
During our Easter liturgical unit, we will be exploring and answering the key question: ‘How is Easter a time for new life?’
We will explore the scripture: Matthew 28:1-10 The Resurrection Story. As part of our learning, we will focus on the keyword 'witness'. What is a witness? What does it mean to bear witness? What does it mean to be a witness?
In maths, year 1 and year 2 are working hard on these key areas: time, scales, position and direction.
Year 1 will focus on measurement, particularly time. We will be sequencing events using the language fist, second, then, next, after, yesterday, today, tomorrow. We will learn about days, weeks, months. We will learn to tell the time to the hour.
Year 2 will be focusing on multiplication. We will be writing and solving calculations using the times and divide symbols based on the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We will work on becoming more and more fluent in our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
In science, we will continue our learning about plants. We will identify and classify different plants and we will also grow our own plants! We will identify different parts of plants. We will learn what plants need to grow. We will explore fruit, vegetables, seeds, bulbs and trees.
In geography we will be comparing the UK to another non-European country, as part of this we will be answering the key question: Is everywhere in the world cold? We will focus on the continents of the world, identify the equator, and identify hot and cold regions. We will conduct a study to compare the UK to to a non-European country (India).
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)