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 looked at the new story We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt: 1 (CBH Children / Picture Books) : Rosen, Michael, Oxenbury, Helen: Books

The children have been retelling the story We’re Going on a Bear Hunt using the actions and vocabulary from the story.



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 will be sent home on the Monday back 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 continuing and making repeating patterns!



Year 1 have been focussing on finding quarters!



Class 2 have continued to study our caterpillars and we were delighted to see that they have settled in well in their nets.


This week we have been lucky enough to have a tadpole visit out classroom! The children loved to see what it was like up close.

Year 1 science 

We have been continuing to learn about animals. We have learnt about what different animals eat….The children decided they wouldn’t want to eat like a frog.

Enjoy the weekend!

Miss Parker, Miss Shadbolt and Mrs Bromwich.