Y1/2: Mrs Calvert's & Mrs Ramsden's Class 2019 - 2020

Mrs Calvert

Welcome to the Summer Term

Well here we are in the last term of the year, Summer! And it's a very busy one with a residential trip for year 2, sports day and lots more learning!

Mrs Ramsden will be teaching you Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning and Mrs Calvert will be teaching you on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday.

What’s happening this term

Our topic this summer is castles. The children will get the chance to investigate:

  • Why do we have castles?

  • What are the main features of a castle?

  • Why do castles have flags?

  • What is a Motte and Bailey castle and its features?

  • What is a Stone Keep castle and its features?

In other subjects, the children will get the chance to research William the Conqueror and make a powerpoin presentation about what they find out; design, make and evaluate a castle; learn the basic skills of cricket and learn different aspects of athletics.


Class rules

Listen carefully to the person who is talking.

Use kind hands and feet.

Always tell the truth.

Take turns and share.










Homework will be sent home on a Monday. They will receive spellings and a piece of maths.

The children will have spellings come home every week on a Monday and will then have them checked in school on the following Monday 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 Monday and is expected back in on the following 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 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.


We will be doing Athletics on a Monday afternoon with Mrs Ramsden and cricket skills with Mrs Calvert 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.

Remeber your child can have a cold and hot weather PE kits in school. White shorts and navy tshirts can be worn in warm weather but a pair of long pants and a sweatshirt can also be worn in colder weather.

Your child also needs a water bottle at all times, but especially in warm weather.


Class News

24.4.19         Don't forget your water bottles in this hot weather.

Useful websites


Oxford Owl


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