Years 1 & 2

Hello and Welcome to Key Stage1 (years 1 and 2)

Acting Key Stage 1 Leader: Mrs Jardine

In year 1 we are taught by Mrs Jardine, Mrs Dennison and Mrs Pattison.

In year 2 we are taught by Miss Turner and Miss Brook.

We are helped in our learning by Miss Banks, Mrs Hutchinson, Miss Dryden and Mrs Everett.

Our year 1 topic this term is Home is where the heart is. We will be learning all about Sunderland and our very special Southwick. We will be looking closely at the local landmarks and visiting as many as possible. We will be looking at how Southwick has changed over the years and creating models of our homes and local landmarks for a fabulous display in school.

After half term our topic will be Healthy Me! We will be learning all about the foods we eat, food groups, a balanced diet and how to stay healthy.  We will be taking part in a variety of different sports as well as having visits from the local dentist and a local supermarket.

In year 2 our topic is Dazzling Dahl!!

We will be learning all about Roald Dahl, reading many of his books and focussing on The Twits and Charlie and the chocolate factory. In Art and DT we will be designing our very own chocolate factory and creating it once we have tested our materials. We will become Mr Wonka, developing our own chocolate and sweets. We will need to think about designs and shapes for our customers. In literacy we will be linking our work to character descriptions of the characters and a biography of Roald Dahl`s life as well as much, much more!!

What an exciting term lies ahead!

Thank you for your support!

Look what we’ve been up to.

Dates for your diary

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School Photographs Wednesday 9th October 2019

Lantern Parade Thursday 24th October 2019

Last day of half term Friday 25th October 2019

Homework

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All Key Stage 1 homework is given out at the start of each half term. You can complete the challenges, with your child, at any time within that half term but we would love to see any completed pieces on a Friday. At the end of a half term children who have completed all of the pieces will receive a prize.

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 Tuesday.

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 home reader is complete.

Topics

Home is where the heart is – Year 1 Dazzling Dahl – 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.