Class 2 2021 - 2022

Mrs Seddon

Class 2 Teacher

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Class 2.

I am very excited to welcome you to Year 1. Here are some of the things you will be learning about this half term...

In Class  we are reading:

Peace at Last- Jill Murphy

Can’t You Sleep Little Bear? - Martin Waddell

Avocado Baby- John Burningham

In other areas...

In Science we are learning all about Animals including Humans

In Geography we are learning about Continents and countries around the World

In RE we are learning about Judaism

Indoor or Outdoor PE will be with a sports coach on a Tuesday. Indoor PE will be on a Thursday. Please ensure your child has an indoor PE kit in school on these days.

In Music we will be learning how to rap through our Music Unit "Hey You!".

In Computing we will be using exploring Purple Mash and learning about online safety.

In Art we will be making Moving Pictures.


Phonics

Phonics is a key part of our learning in EYFS and KS1. It is the basis of how we read and how we write and spell words. You can learn more about what phonics is and how we teach it here. There are also resources on the page such as sound mats and word lists, as well as ways you can help your child with their reading at home.


Maths

We follow a concrete - pictoral - abstract method in Maths. This means that we start understanding concepts by using practical equipment - anything from sharing out cubes or adding using base-10. We then move onto drawing or manipulating pictures to solve calculations. These methods allow us to understand what is happening when we do a calculation (adding, subtracting, dividing, multiplying) so we can then progress on to written methods such as column addition and long multiplication. You can view our Progression in Calculation here to see how we teach the children in class.


Homework

Please read with your child as often as possible, at least three times a week. If we feel that your child can read their book satisfactorily they can change it once a week. Please sign your child’s book every time you hear them read.

We are not giving out homework at the moment but we would like you to ensure you read with your child as often as possible. If your child receives spellings for their phonics group, please practise these ready for the spelling test on Fridays. 


Useful Websites

  • Bitesize - A primary school resource for children studing Key Stage 1 Maths, English and Science, featuring game activities and tests.
  • Thinkuknow - If you are 5, 6 or 7, I bet you probably like to use the computer for fun. Why not take a look at this website to help you go on the internet in a safe way and know who to talk to if you are worried.
  • Phonics Play - Packed with interactive phonics games.

Mrs Seddon

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