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

Mrs Calvert

Welcome to the Spring 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

This term, we will be doing Literacy, Numeracy and Phonics every morning and our afternoons are busy with PE, Science, Art and topic work. Our topic this term is Island Life. We will be looking at Katie Morag stories by Mairi Hedderwick, using geographical language to describe the weather and human/physical features on the Isle of Coll, finding similarities and differences between the Isle of Coll and Saughall and also between different areas in the UK.

Class rules

Listen carefully to the person who is talking.

Use kind hands and feet.

Always tell the truth.

Take turns and share.










The children will have spellings come home every week on a Thursday and will then have them checked in school on Monday mornings.

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 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 have gym on a Tuesday afternoon and coaches from Rugby Tots on a Wednesday 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 cooler your child can wear tracksuit bottoms or leggings for rugby on a Wednesday as this will take place outside wherever possible. Coats are also essential especially if rain is forecast.


Class News

Our class WALT is Donald Duck. He will get to come home with you for the weekend at some point this year.

Useful websites


Oxford Owl


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