Class 2 – Weekly News

We have been up to lots of fun things this week. Our new topic this half term is ‘Into the woods’.

Summer 1 – Into the woods class 2 reception and year 1


This week we have continues with our story Stick man by Julia Donaldson

The children have made written instructions on how to make a Stickman, looking at the different features needed.

Stick Man : Donaldson, Julia, Scheffler, Axel: Books



The children will have a new library book on Monday to share at home and some children also have a RWI reading book too. For reception please continue with the reading booklet of words for the children to practise their sounding out and blending. Please work through these at your own pace throughout the whole term. You will notice underneath each sound is a dot or a dash. A dot is for a single letter sound (phoneme) and a dash is for a sound with 2 sounds together (diagraph). Please encourage your child to point to the dot or dash as they are using their fred talk to say the sounds and blend the word together to read it.

Year 1 homework

Please have a go at the newest sentence a day writing challenge sheets! We have loved seeing what you have already written.

Ditty Sheets

This week’s ditty sheet is ditty 25.

This will be sent home on Monday to introduce the children to reading short words/ sentences. These are used to support our daily phonics teaching. Please encourage your child to recognise the letters and blend sounds together in short words (with the help of an adult if needed). These are also great to introduce them to ‘red words’ and allow them to start their reading journey. Please encourage your children to join in with these as much as possible to help with their blending skills in the coming weeks.

Reading Records

Your child had their own personal reading record. Please use this to keep track of your child’s reading at home. This can include reading from the ditty sheet, book or reading words using set 1/ 2 sounds or when you share a story with your child (it can be a book from school or home). Please aim to read with your child at least 3 times a week and record this with the date and a comment in your child’s reading record. Please send this reading record in every day. 

Maths in reception – 

This week we have been looking at how to make and show numbers to 10 using different frames such as dice frames and 10 frames.

Year 1 have been focussing on finding half of a quantity!



Class 2 have continued to study our caterpillars and we were delighted to see that they have become really fat and ready to turn into their Chrysalis’s!


This week we have been focussing on the life cycles of a frog, the reception children been learning about how they go from an egg, all the way to an adult frog!

Year 1 science 

We have been continuing to learn about animals. We have been looking at the different classifications of animals (Amphibians, birds, invertebrates, mammals, fish and reptiles). The children were so surprised to find out that humans are  mammals!

Enjoy the weekend!

Miss Parker, Miss Shadbolt and Mrs Bromwich.