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Key Stage 1

Meet our Team 

Mrs Vaughan            Phase Leader & Class Teacher
Miss Kirkland Class Teacher
Miss Routledge Class Teacher
Miss Richards Class Teacher
Mrs Purcell Teaching Assistant
Mrs Betteridge Teaching Assistant
Mrs Fawcett

Teaching Assistant

Mr Leighton Teaching Assistant

 

Our Big Journey

 

This half term, our Summer Big Journey is- The Great Outdoors.  Can you dig it?

Our 'Super Start' is a den building session in the forest, using natural materials and being resourceful in an 'imagineering' project!

Our 'Fabulous Finish' is a campfire session.  We will be singing songs, drinking hot chocolate and even toasting marshmallows!

 

Literacy

 

In Literacy we will be completing a three week Book Study on the Maurice Sendak story- 'Where the Wild Things Are.'  As well as completing sequencing activities, letter writing and story writing, we will also be making our own 'Wild Thing' using clay and other natural materials. 

There is also a local rumour that our beloved Brayton Barff is going to be destroyed when developers build a theme park there!  Our children will be holding a debate about this issue and writing a persuasive argument.

 

In our class VIPERs sessions, we analyse a range of stories through diffrent media.  This half-term, we will be working on a short film called 'The Black Hat'.  Every class also has a chapter book as a daily reader, focusing on authors such as Michael Morpurgo, Enid Blyton and Dick-King Smith.

 

Children take part in daily reading activities in school. We feel that this will help to develop the children's decoding, fluency and comprehension skills. Children have the opportunity to change their reading book every Monday and Thursday. Please make sure children read every night as reading is vital to ensure that children make progress with their learning. There is now evidence to show that children who read regularly at home improve their attainment in maths and writing too!

 

Mathematics

In Maths, we will be focussing on key problem solving skills, in both practical and written contexts.  Year 2 children will also have a focus on reasoning and arithmetic skills in preparation for their SATs this half-term.

 

Computing

Mythical Creatures

The children will learn about the history of and different types of animation.  They will firstly produce a story about their made up mythical creature (Wild Thing) and then create their animation using their clay model and Animate it.

 

PE 

Class Indoor Outdoor
1/2AR Wednesday Friday
1/2LR Friday Wednesday
1/2VO Wednesday Friday

 

This half-term, we are excited to be having Martial Arts instructors in school every Wednesday delivering our PE session!  Please ensure that a full PE kit is brought into school on a Monday and stays in school until Friday.

Useful Websites

Below are links to some great websites that you can visit with your child.  These will support your child's learning at home. 

 

Espresso: https://online.espresso.co.uk/espresso/login/Authn/UserPassword

Your child can access Espresso at home - there are lots of great educational games on the site as well as News and Information pages designed for children. 

 

Oxford Owl:  www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Sign up to children's books online for free. There are also tips on how to support your child to read at home. 

 

Phonics Play: www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

A range of fun games and activities to develop children's phonics skills.

 

KS1 Bitesize: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/

Activities and games to support children's maths, literacy and science learning.

 

 

 

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