Year 1 & 2
Year 1 Half Term 1
We have had a very exciting first half term in Year 1 and have settled in to a new routine really well. We've been getting better at writing by learning about the importance of capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. As well as this we have also been learning how to spell more accurately by remembering when to add -ed to the end of a word. In Maths we have been practicing counting in 2's, 5's and 10's and learning how to add numbers together using pictures to help us. We have also been getting used to learning Phonics in a different way with some help from Fred the frog and this has had a great impact on our reading.
This half term our topic was all about 'Superheroes' and as part of this topic we have been learning about why Florence Nightingale was a real life hero, testing our super sense of taste to recognise different foods, learning about healthy foods and using this knowledge to design a super healthy smoothie and working with a partner to design, make and race a superhero super car. Miss Wilson has also really enjoyed looking at the fantastic homework projects that were completed this half term.
Watch this space to find out what we have been learning about for our next topic, 'The Enchanted Forest'...
A very special well done ...
Super Learning Week
This week Year 1 have been working on measurements figuring out different quantities of ther reindeer food in which Santa had delivered.
Year 2 on the other hand have been working on symmetry and how using paint we can create different lines of symmetry to decorate their Christmas decorations.
Santa visited to Kirton Lane !!!
Santa visited our school and gave the children in Years 1 and 2 each a present. They had to keep an eye out to make sure his reindeers didn't escape from the roof.
Year 2 Half Term 3
Spring One has seen Year 2 settle well with Mrs Mills as their new teacher whilst Miss Metcalfe has gone on maternity leave. Our learning has been based around the topic of ‘Towers, Tunnels and Turrets’. Using ‘The Tunnel’ by Anthony Browne, the children explored their senses to help them write an alternative ending to the story. We thought a lot about adjectives to make our writing interesting. Our classroom was visited by a Knight! He left his shield for us to look after for him, as well as letters telling us about his life and his role in society. Our writing was very impressive!
Our children are enjoying our daily Read, Write, Inc. sessions and are extending their knowledge of sounds, as well as reading more confidently every day!
In Maths we have been practicing our column method for calculations involving addition and subtraction. We have been learning how to multiply and divide too, and have learnt different vocabulary associated with this. We know the difference between grouping and sharing. Each week we are practicing our arithmetic skills.
We have been looking at different types of castles and how they changed through history. We can now recognise parts of castles including battlements, moats and drawbridges. Using the computers, the children researched famous towers from around the world and in science we completed the investigation ‘Can you make a paper bridge’? Lots of group work and perseverance was needed!
Many fantastic home learning projects were completed this half term – our classroom has looked wonderful! Thank you for all your efforts in supporting your children with these.
Year 2 School Trip to Potterick Carr
World Book Day!
We had many amazing costumes for our World Book Day at school. Thank you to all those parents who helped they children dress up as their favourite book characters.
Thank you to those who donated money to the 'Read For Good' Charity. We raised £109.50 which is a fantastic achievement! Take a look at our two best dressed pupils in Nursery and also have a look at the pictures below, see how many characters you can spot...