Welcome to Year 1 / Year 2
In the Year 1/2 class our teacher is Mrs. Porthouse and the Teaching Assistants who work with us are Mrs. O’Keeffe and Mrs. Akester.
On a morning when we come in there is always a challenge on the tables for us to get started on. Once we have completed our challenge we do some aerobics to get us awake and ready for a fun day of learning!
On a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday we have our assembly at 9.15am. Morning break is at 10.30 am and lunch time is 11:55am-12:55pm. Family groups and Hymn practise take place on alternate Friday afternoons.
In English we look at lots of different genres of writing and link them to our class text. In Maths we will learn different written methods to add and subtract. We will continue looking at number throughout the year but will also look at shape, data handling and how we can use our mathematical skills to solve problems. In the Spring term each week in Maths we will also do an Arithmetic test. On a Monday through to Thursday a group reads with Mrs Porthouse. During reading time children who aren’t reading have the opportunity to build on their reading and spelling skills. To encourage reading, children are able to borrow a book from the school library and change it on a regular basis. Phonics is taught daily and spelling investigation is usually completed on a Wednesday though children have the opportunity to continue to investigate during reading time it is important that their blue Home – Learning book is in school each day.
After lunch we usually do learning relating to our current topic as well as learning in other subjects including Science, Computing, PSHE and Music. On a Tuesday afternoon the class is taught by Mrs Akester. Our PE days are a Wednesday and a Friday and it’s really important that we have a kit in school including sensible footwear.
Home – Learning is an important part of our learning and is used to practise skills such as spelling, times tables or counting and handwriting. Home- Learning is given out on a Tuesday and should be handed in on a Monday. Reward stamps are given each week that it is completed and handed in on time. The reward stamps are then used towards treat time at the end of each half term.
To find out more about what we are doing please view or download our class newsletters.