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Years 1 & 2

Hello and welcome to years 1 and 2!

Key Stage 1 leader: Miss spencer

In year 1, we are taught by Mrs Jardine, Miss New, Mrs Dennison and Mrs Pattinson. We are helped in our learning by Miss Bilton, Miss Dryden and Mrs Williams.

Our year 2 teachers are Miss Spencer and Mrs Foxton. Supporting us in class, we have Mrs Hutchinson.

In Key stage 1 we are going to be reading ‘The Enormous Crocodile’ as our chosen book to kick start the year. During our first 2 weeks we will be solving number problems, writing character descriptions, creating papier-mâché masks and collages of the characters along with many other fun activities.

Year 2 are going to continue to investigate the life of Roald Dahl and read a wide range of his books throughout the rest of Autumn term. During the term we are going to create PowerPoints based on the information we find about his life, making timelines of his published works and his life, writing a range of stories, information leaflets and descriptions, solving a wide range of number problems, carrying out scientific investigations to find the best materials to create our own chokey and many more fantastic activities.

In Year 1 our topic for the rest of the term is bears. We are going to be investigating the different types of bears, where we can find different types of bears in the world, the story of why and how the teddy bear was created, making clay bear faces, using our computer skills to create detailed images of different types of bears and their unique features, solving a range of number problems, writing information texts about the different types of bears and many other brilliant activities.

Thank you for your continued support.

Key Stage 1 staff.

Look what we’ve been up to.

 

 

Dates for your diary

 

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Homework

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All Key Stage 1 homework is given out on a Monday and returned by Friday. Children will receive 1 piece of homework each week in their homework books. This will alternate between a literacy and numeracy piece of homework which will be linked to what the children are learning that week in the given subject.

Year 2 will receive weekly spellings each Monday, we ask that you practice with your child as many times as possible during the week in preparation for them to take part in a spelling challenge containing those words on Friday.

If your child has any problems with their homework, please pop in to see the teacher who set it we are always happy to help!

P.E.

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Year 1 PE

All Year 1 children will have PE on a Wednesday

Year 2 PE

All Year 2 children will have PE on a Thursday.

We ask that you leave your child’s PE kit in school as we do so many different PE activities throughout the term. Staff in Key Stage 1 will ask children to take their PE kit home at the end of each half term to be washed.

Home Reader

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Year 1 and Year 2 home readers are changed every Monday and Friday. We ask that you keep your book at home and only return it to school once your homework and home reader is complete.

Brilliant Bears – Autumn Term – Year 1

Roald Dahl – Autumn Term – Year 2

Useful Websites

Numeracy

Top Marks – Counting

Literacy

Top Marks – Sound Phonics Play

ICT and Games

ICT Games BBC Games

CBeebies
www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

Games, stories and updates on every under-six’s essential viewing.

Mr Men
www.mrmen.com

Videos, games, stories and more from 24 of Roger Hargreaves’ unbeatable creations.

Nickelodeon
www.nick.com

Play games, share your avatar, download screensavers and catch up on your favourite cartoon characters at the Mecca of TV cartoondom. Plus Nick Junior (www.nickjr.co.uk), customised for pre-schoolers.

Seussville
www.seussville.com

A gentle celebration of all things Cat In The Hat.

Funology
www.funology.com

From Brain Drains to Boredom Busters, jokes, games and interesting factoids – with a little learning along the way.

 

Maths

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

http://mathszone.co.uk/

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1numeracy.html

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/

 

Phonics

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy.html

 

Science

Switch Zoo
switchzoo.com/zoo.htm

From a calligator to a dogophant, create crazy new animals online.

Ask Kids
www.askkids.com

Safe search engine for children.

Guinness World Records
www.guinnessworldrecords.com

Searchable database of record-breaking feats – but only some, of course, they still want you to buy the book.

 
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