Y1/2: Ms Palmer's Class 2018 - 2019

Mrs Palmer

Welcome to the Spring Term

Welcome to Ms Palmer’s class page! This page is where to go to find out what we have been learning about, any exciting activities we have participated in and any other information you might need.

If, for any reason, you need to discuss something that has happened or something that you are unsure about, I am always available before the beginning of the day or at the end of the afternoon. I want the children to feel as happy and comfortable as they possibly can and to enjoy their days at school so if anything is ever bothering you or your child, please let me know and I’ll be more than happy to help out!

What’s happening this term

Welcome back to school, I hope you've all had an amazing time off and am looking forward to hearing all of your news! Our topic this half term is Healthy Me where we will be learning all about making healthy choices and what make us healthy. In Science we will be looking at the human body and what we can do to make sure we keep our bodies healthy. In DT we will be making healthy pizzas and in ICT we will be creating a cookery program where we film ourselves making our pizzas. We will also be writing a Healthy Me guide in Literacy. 

Every week we have star writers to acknowledge progress and effort. We will also be awarding a behaviour star of the week, handwriting role models and enthusiastic reader awards so there are plenty of opportunities for the children to shine! 

Class rules 

The children have been working on their class rules together. We decided that our rules should be-

Be kind to one another.

Be honest.

Try our hardest.

Listen to each other. 

No idea is a bad idea, all ideas lead to learning.

Take a breath and decide whether our behaviour choice is the right one. 

Show pride in our work and presentation.

 

 

 

Homework

Homework will be given out on a Monday to be returned on a Monday.

All children will receive spellings each week to learn and will be tested on them each Monday morning. Not all children will have the same spellings as they will be linked to their current phonics stage. All spelling homework is available from the class teacher if they have misplaced their original copy. 

Maths homework will also be given out weekly which will help to consolidate the area they are currently working on. 

 

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  25 times and going up to Diamond for 200 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

This half term the children will have an outdoor PE session on a Thursday afternoon; learning football skills with their class teacher.

They will also have an indoor session with Miss Devine, an outside Multi Skills specialist, on a Monday afternoon. 

The children will wear their PE kit each week, so it is important that it remains in school. As they will be outside for PE this half term you may wish to send in trainers and something to cover their legs. 

Long hair will need to be tied back and any earrings will need to removed or covered with medical tape provided from home. 

Class News

7.1.19 Happy New Year!!! We are still building our igloo as an addition to our Reading area and I would appreciate any 2 litre plastic milk bottles you have. I have added an update picture to the gallery, as you can see we are only halfway there and have already used 100 milk bottles!! 

14.7.19 The children had a great first week back where they impressed me with their fantastic efforts with their writing. Handwriting and pride in our work will be a big focus this half term and the children wowed me with their beautiful letter formation.

Useful websites

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

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