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Years 1 & 2

Hello and welcome to years 1 and 2!

Key Stage 1 leader: Mrs Mahone

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

Our year 2 teachers are Mrs Mahone, Miss Brooke and Miss Turner. Supporting us in class, we have Mrs Hutchinson, Mrs Williams and Miss Dryden.

In Year 1 our topic for this Spring term is Top Traditional Tales! We are really looking forward to reading lots of the famous stories like The 3 Billy Goats Gruff, Hansel and Gretel, The 3 Little Pigs and lots, lots more. We will also be comparing old and new versions of these stories. We will also have many maths problems to solve including our favourite fairy tale characters in maths and helping the 3 Billy Goats gruff find a new way to cross the river. Keep checking to see exactly what have been designing and making in DT and Art. In Science we are really looking forward to learning all about healthy eating and how to stay fit and healthy. Plus we will be designing and making our own houses for the witch from Hansel and Gretel! What an exciting term- photos to follow!

Our Summer term topic in Year 1 is Under the Sea, commotion in the ocean! We will be investigating sharks, naming different species and what makes a shark a shark! We will be reading A shark in the park and retelling this using I-Pads and lots of fun with role play. In science we will be classifying animals as well as learning all about plants and how they grow. We will be comparing the seaside now and in the past with an exciting beach visit.

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 and Friday

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.

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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.