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Year 1 and 2

Miss Price, Miss Anderson and Miss Weller are our Year 1 and 2 teachers.  Mrs Jolley and Mrs Robinson and Miss Cordell are our teaching assistants.  We love being creative and expressing ourselves.  Enjoy looking around our page.

Important information.

P.E. is on Monday and Tuesday for Miss Anderson and Miss Weller's classes and Tuesday and Friday for Miss Price's class - please make sure children have a full P.E. kit.

Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. Children need their book bags in school everyday. Reading is vital to your child's progress. All children will also need their spelling books every Friday.

Have a go at home!

As your child learns to read you might hear them talk about the 'exception words' they are learning. Exception words are words in which the English spelling code works in an unusual or uncommon way. They are not words for which phonics 'doesn't work', but they may be exceptions to spelling rules, or words which use a particular combination of letters to represent sound patterns in a rare or unique way. Some exception words are used very frequently, which is why children are introduced to them very early on in their phonics learning. We call these common exception words.

There are different common exception words for children to know by the end of Year 1 and Year 2. Why not have a go at reading and spelling these words at home? 

World book day March 2019.

The children kicked off their day with the big book breakfast. It was lovely to see so many faces and share breakfast with you all. After all our bellies were full we had an appetite for more fun!

In year one and two, as we walked through our normal classroom doors we were transported to Wonderland. The children were informed that they would be invited to the Mad Hatter’s tea party but the Queen of Hearts would also attend. As we all know the Queen of Hearts has a bit of a temper and we all decided the best way to keep her calm would be to throw the best bash! The children made beautiful bunting for the party and a lovely Alice in Wonderland themed book mark to take home- we hope you are enjoying using them! The children had to write an invitation to this party so they would be allowed access to this exclusive soiree whilst listening to Alice in Wonderland themed music to get in the mood.  To really make sure the Queen would enjoy the party the children practised and practised a beautiful performance.

Children’s poems below:

Forgiveness Class

Kindness Class

Acceptance Class

It would be wonderful

to go find Alice.

To walk on the treetops

listening to golden trumpets

play melodies sweet as nectar.

Follow the White Rabbit untill

tea time with the Mad Hatter.

I wonder if we were late,

or just on time.

My watch has always been slow,

or fast, depending on your watch.

Quick steal a kiss.

Steal a kiss

before the fat cat rings the bell 

and we all go home.

I found myself in wonderland,

a crazy  fairytale

 I think I have lost my mind,

but I hope I get back.

I fell in a rabbit hole endlessly,

my head is spinning vigorously,

I think I am going crazy,

so I ran and ran carelessly.

Today I am the mad hatter,

laughing over a silly matter.

 

The Queen of Hearts

She made some tarts,

All on a summer's day;

The Knave of Hearts

He stole those tarts,

And took them clean away.

The King of Hearts

Called for the tarts,

And beat the knave full sore;

The Knave of Hearts

Brought back the tarts,

And vowed he'd steal no more.

 

 

During lunch time we shared some of the books brought in by the children. After lunch the children knew they wanted to go to the party but needed to make sure they would not be late! The White Rabbit left us all the components needed to make a pocket watch from Wonderland. Once these were made it was time for the party and we could not be late or off with our heads!

At the Mad Hatter’s tea party we met the eccentric Mad Hatter, stroppy Queen of Hearts and the scared White Rabbit. The Mad Hatter as expected ran around discussing an array of odd and funny topics whilst trying to keep the angry Queen in check. The White Rabbit, although a little bit late, was able to sort all the food and even had a cheeky nibble. The children enjoyed scones with jam, biscuits, crisps and squash before they were made to perform in front of the Queen. Luckily, the children were so good we all got to keep our heads.

We ended the day with a calming session of reading with an older year group. We shared our love for books and read beautifully to one another.

 What a day!

immersion day- Victorians.

We had a very exciting delivery on our first day back. In the hall, was an old, rusty chest with all sorts of treasures inside. We carefully took out each artefact at a time and began to piece together where and when the chest had come from and who had sent it. There were some interesting clues like a letter from Queen Victoria, a nurse’s kit, a photograph of a lady with a lamp, some golden syrup and some interesting household items (including a metal iron). We worked as detectives to find out who the treasure belonged to and discovered that it had been sent from Florence Nightingale in the Victorian Era! We were very excited and can’t wait to find out more.

The children also learnt to understand time, they organised days, months and years as a class. To help engage the children we ordered our birthdays and worked out who was the oldest.

IMMERSION DAY - SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC

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Immersion day was a very exciting day, with the children learning all about the new, famous Victorian we would be studying. The children were first presented with part of a picture and had to use their prediction and inference skills to decide what it was. Some thought it was a flag from a pirate ship, other’s thought it might be a flag on Queen Victoria’s castle. As the children were given more clues, they found out that the photograph was of Robert Falcon Scott and his team who led an expedition to the South Pole in 1910-1912. The children found out about who they were and their struggles to get there. The children then had to sort 2 suitcases of equipment that they would need to take on an expedition to the Antarctic, from then and now.

 

Immersion Day - Africa

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The children began the day by discussing their lovely half term holiday. We discussed all of the lovely things they had been doing and then looked at the word ‘holiday.’ We asked if the children had ever been anywhere on holiday- lots of children told us of exciting trips away to Cornwall, Bournemouth, Spain and Florida. Some had even been lucky enough to go on holiday in the half term! We then told the children that we would be going holiday but somewhere abroad. We discussed the ways we could travel and the things we would need. We knew we could not forget our passport, so we made one.

Then, the children found out they were going to go on a very exciting adventure. They made their way to the airport and checked in at one of the check in desks. It was very busy and the air hostesses were very strict! The children were directed to their seats on the plane and found out they would be flying to Africa. They watched the safety demonstration and buckled their seatbelts ready for the flight. On board the flight, the children were given refreshments of fruit and milk. They finally landed in a very sunny, very warm Africa.

In the afternoon the children were introduced to an African tribal dance, made Dogan Tribal masks and recreated some beautiful African tribal patterns from the Bambara Tribe, the Zulu Tribe and the Ashanti Tribe.

Stay tuned to find out more about our trip!

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