Y1/2: Mrs Calvert's & Mrs Ramsden's Class 2017 - 2018

Mrs Calvert

Welcome to the Summer Term

Welcome to Year one and Year two. Mrs Ramsden will be teaching you Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Calvert will be teaching you on Thursday and Friday.

What’s happening this term

Our Topic in the first half of the term is 'The Dragon Machine'. We will explore this story by Helen Ward  through Literacy and Art, which will see us create a large class piece of art work.  

We will begin learning about plants in Science, where we will learn about the different parts of plants and what seeds need to germinate and grow.  We will also have an exciting half term with the Year 2's heading to their first residential trip to Plas Nant Glyn. The year 1's will be doing some fun learning whilst they are away.

Class rules

Listen carefully to the person who is talking.

Use kind hands and feet.

Always tell the truth.

Take turns and share.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

The children will have spellings come home every week on a Thursday and will then have them checked in school on the following Thursday morning.

Maths homework will also been sent out by your child’s maths teacher (which may be different to their class teacher.) This too will come out on Thursday and is expected back in on Monday. Please make every effort to ensure your child completes their homework as it helps to support what they have been learning in class and builds up good attitudes to work and learning.

 

Reading

Reading is essential to your child being able to access the curriculum and the best thing you can do to support them is to read as often as possible with them. This could be anything from 5-10 minutes or as long as your child is engaged and wants to read. Find a quiet time when possible and make it a special time where they have your full attention. We understand that with out of school activities it is not always possible to read every night but we would encourage you to do it as often as possible as this is what will help your child to progress quicker. Please sign your child’s diary every time they read at home and feel free to write any notes or use the diary to ask us anything about their reading. The children will earn certificates for the number of times they read at home starting with white award for 15 times and going up to Diamond for 150 times.

Reading books can be changed by your child every day. This is done after register in the afternoon. We will ask the children who need to do a book change and the onus is on them to then go and change their book in order to build up their independence. I if your child forgets to do this, come with them to let us know at the end of the day and we can remind them of the correct time to swap books and also let them go and choose a new one,

The expectation when it is your child’s day to read is that they bring us their reading record to be signed as their group is called to read.

PE

We will be doing cricket on a Tuesday afternoon, with a visiting coach and dance with Jules on a Thursday afternoon.

Children must have PE kits in school in order to fully take part in these activities. Please ensure long hair is tied back and no earrings are worn wherever possible on these days.

As the weather grows warmer your child will need their PE kit, a hat and a water bottle in school at all times as we will also be starting to practice for Sports day.

 

Class News

18.3.18 We had a great day at the zoo today! We saw many animals and took part in a workshop, led by Ed the Education Officer at the zoo. He taught us lots about jaguars, giraffes, okapis and sloths as well as consolidating our learning about Omnivores, Herbivores and Carnivores. It was a super day ...and very tiring!

20.3.18 We have had a few opportunities this week to get outside with the weather being so nice. Our year 2 maths group had the chance to put their measuring skills to good use by measuring the football pitch and the playground. We also had some extra playtime on Friday afternoon after working so hard on lots of other tasks inside. 

Remember your hats and water bottles if this nice weather continues and you will earn yourself a sticker for your reward card!

30.4.18 Today we visited the church as part of Religious Education lessons. We looked at different parts of the church and what they were used for. We had a lovely morning and listened and behaved very well.

Useful websites

Phonicsplay.co.uk

Oxford Owl

 

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