Class 2 Weekly News

This half term our topic People who help us!

Below is our topic plan

Summer 2 – People Who Help Us class 2 reception and year 1

Our story focus in reception this week has been Litterbug Doug by Ellie Bethel

Litterbug Doug: in the Missions of Michael Recycle: Amazon.co.uk: Ellie Bethel: 9781845394158: Books

 

Literacy – Writing – Reception

In literacy this week the children have been focussing on writing captions and sentences to recall what happened in the story.

 

Literacy Writing – Year 1

Our literacy focus in year 1 has been Harry and the Dinosaurs say raaahhh!

Harry and the Dinosaurs Say Raahh!: Amazon.co.uk: Whybrow, Ian, Reynolds, Adrian: 9781856132299: Books

The children have completed their news paper reports for Harry and the Dinosaurs say raahhh! They have included an eyewitness account as well as their own news paper name and exciting titles for the articles. Final drafts out next week!

Reading

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 see the new 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.

Ditty Sheets

We won’t be sending home a ditty sheet next week. 

Please encourage your child to continue to read sharing books from home over the summer and look out for sounds that they 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.

Thank you for working through the booklets sent home.

Year 1 Homework – please complete our final summer homework sheet!

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, reading words using set 1 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 – Reception

This week we have been recapping their learning on doubles and equal and unequal amounts and sorting odd and evens!

Year 1 Maths – 

Year 1s this week have been revisiting comparing amounts, ordering from smallest to greatest and also looking at what coins are worth! Busy mathematicians.

People Who Help Us – forest school fun 

We have been learning about how to be kind to the environment and look after our forest school area. The children did some litter picking in groups to make sure there was no litter in our forest school area. See separate post for pictures.

 

Animal man visit 

The animal man showed us lots of animals and creatures. He taught us about how he looks after them and cares for them. Please see separate post for photos.

Enjoy the weekend!

Miss Parker, Miss Shadbolt and Mrs Bromwich

Reading Books

Good afternoon!

We are collecting in all of the sharing books we have sent home as well as any RWI books your children have been reading at home. If you could send these back in on Monday, we would really appreciate it!

Thank you for all the reading you have been doing with your children this year!

Miss Parker, Miss Shadbolt and Mrs Bromwich

Reading Books

Good afternoon!

We are collecting in all of the sharing books we have sent home as well as any RWI books your children have been reading at home. If you could send these back in on Monday, we would really appreciate it!

Thank you for all the reading you have been doing with your children this year!

Mrs Owen, Miss Parker, Mrs Wootton, Mrs Stevens and Mrs Hearn.

Class 1 and 2 with the Animal Man

We were learning about how we take care of exotic animals and the planet! Today the children were lucky enough to see some exotic animals. They were allowed to hold and see them up close! They asked amazing questions and learnt a lot about how we take care of these special creatures!

We met a chinchilla, Billy the pig (hedgehog), cockroaches, 3 tarantulas, a tree frog, a scorpian, an African snail and snakes!!! We had so much fun!

Class 2 trip to Forest School

We found lots of exciting things in the forest! We made sure we looked after our school forest. We found a useful magnifying glass to look at bugs! We saw lots of summery things like berries, dry grass, green leaves and lots of plants! We saw a dry log, and tree bark. They thought carefully about how to look after their forest school.

Class 2 Weekly post

This half term our topic People who help us!

Below is our topic plan

Summer 2 – People Who Help Us class 2 reception and year 1

Our story focus this week has been Harry and the Dinosaurs say Raahh!!

Harry and the Dinosaurs Say Raahh!: Amazon.co.uk: Whybrow, Ian, Reynolds, Adrian: 9781856132299: Books

 

Literacy – Writing – Reception

In literacy this week the children have been focussing on writing instructions on ‘How to brush your teeth’.

Literacy – Writing – Year 1

This week the children have been continuing to work on their writing to inform research. They have been looking at the features of eye witness statements, practicing their own and they have planned their own newspaper report, ready to write next week…watch this space!

Reading

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 see the new 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.

Ditty Sheets

This week’s ditty sheet is ditty 3.

This is to consolidate their learning and develop fluency. 

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.

Your child will also receive a reading booklet in their homework file on Monday. Please work through this at your own pace throughout the rest of the half term. 

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, reading words using set 1 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. 

Year 1 homework

Please can you work through the summer worksheet sent home.

Maths – Reception

This week we have been looking at how to partition (split) 5 in different ways. The children have also been writing number sentences to show this and completing missing number sentences too!

Maths – Year 1

This week the children have been focussing on practically and numerically ordering and comparing amounts to 100!

People Who Help Us 

We have been learning about how to be a safe pedestrian. We talked about crossing the road safely – looking both ways, listening, walking, holding an adult’s hand.

Well done to all of the children on their move up day this week! they had an amazing time and they are all looking forward to September.

Enjoy the weekend!

Miss Parker, Miss Shadbolt and Mrs Bromwich

People Who Help Us

On Friday Reverend Rich came to visit the children to talk about how Reverends help us in our community. The children learnt about how Reverend Rich looks after the 3 churches, performs marriages, baptisms and visits people in hospital. Reverend Rich also does church services and helps pray for people who need help and support. The children got to see two different types of Bibles and a cross. They also sang Reverend Rich their favourite singing assembly song.

Class 2 Weekly news

This week we have started our topic People who help us!

Please see our topic plan:

Summer 2 – People Who Help Us class 2 reception and year 1

Our book this week has been Harry and the Dinosaurs say Raahh!!

Harry and the Dinosaurs Say Raahh!: Amazon.co.uk: Whybrow, Ian, Reynolds, Adrian: 9781856132299: Books

 

Literacy – reception

In literacy this week the children have been focussing on sequencing and the story Harry and the Dinosaurs say Raahh! They have been using their fred talk to help sound out new words when writing sentences to match!

Literacy – Year 1

This week the children were looking at the features about how to write to inform. They looked at newspapers and were identifying the features needed to inform. This will help support them to write their own newspapers next week based on Harry and the Dinosaurs say Raahh!

Reading

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 see the new 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 can you work through the summer worksheet sent home.

Ditty Sheets

This week’s ditty sheet is ditty 2.

This is to consolidate their learning and develop fluency. 

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.

Your child will also receive a reading booklet in their homework file on Monday. Please work through this at your own pace throughout the rest of the half term. 

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, reading words using set 1 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

This week we have been looking at how to partition (split) 5 in different ways!

Year 1 Maths

This week we have been focussing on:

  • Counting to 100
  • Counting forwards and backwards within 100
  • Partitioning numbers
  • Comparing numbers (1)

People Who Help Us Activities

This week the children were really lucky because we had the police come in to see us! (See separate post).

We have been lucky enough to have Nurse Jenni in to see the children to talk about how nurses help people.

We also had Josh the pilot for the RAF come into see the children….and they got to try on some uniform!

They have had such a fantastic week!

Enjoy the weekend!

Miss Parker, Miss Shadbolt and Mrs Bromwich