Welcome to Year 1 (Acorn)
Our teacher is Ms Forbes.
We are helped by Mrs Hole.
It is very important to support your child's learning at home. You can do this in many ways, including sharing books with your child, supporting them with spelling and other pieces of work that is sent home and playing educational games, including learning online. With this in mind, I have put together a list of useful websites for supporting your child at home. Your child's log in details for sites we have subscribed to are in your child's reading record. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Spring Term 2020
After a very busy first half term, learning all about Africa, we have come back refreshed and ready to start some new topics. Our Topic for this half term is People Who Care For Us, focusing in on the life of Florence Nightingale and how she nursed the soldiers during the Crimean War. We compare her story with that of Mary Seacole thinking about how their experiences were so different and why.
We recently held a parents' information evening as preparation for SATs 2020, if you were unable to make it, please see the PPT added to give you some updated information about how the assessments work and what you can do at home to help.
Class Assembly on The Great Fire of London.
Wow, what a great class assembly!
Year 2 were fantastic in this morning's class assembly, entertaining us all with super singing, fantastic dancing, wonderful recorder playing and amazing acting. They retold events of The Great Fire in 1666 with confidence, demonstrating everything they have learnt over the half term.
Today we became nature scientists, looking for microhabitats in our nature area. We explored the area and used magnifying glasses to observe the living things that we found and where they lived. We used identification cards to name the plants and animals and used this information to draw conclusions about what lives where and why.
We have been very busy little elves this morning, running around our school running track to raise as much money as we can for St John's Hospice. It was hard work but a lot of fun!
What a wonderful day we had at Hoghton Tower today!
The day began with a grand tour of the house, where we saw the rooms that King James I stayed in, and where Prince Philip slept during his visit in the 1980's. They were very grand! Some of the children then became 'smelly peasants' and had to pay 5 shillings to touch the Queen's hand so that they might be healed of their diseases! We then spent some time in the great hall where we were knighted by the queen, in recognition of our achievements. After lunch, we walked through the underground passageway, all the way to the dungeons, which were very cold and damp.
The children behaved fantastically well and asked and answered some great questions. We had a lovely day!
Today we received a visit from Morecambe Fire Service. They talked to us about fire safety and how we can keep ourselves safe. We thought about making a fire plan and acted out what we should do in the event of a fire.
Materials and their Properties
Today we have been looking at materials and their properties; exploring how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by stretching, squashing, bending and twisting.
Hello and welcome to Year 2! I hope that you have all had a lovely time over the summer and are ready to start the new school year. As there are lots of new challenges and exciting approaches to learning in Year 2, I have put together a little bit of information to give you an idea about what you and your child can expect this year, and provide you with a few other pieces of information that I thought you might find useful. I am very much looking forward to getting to know you all and working together so that we have a very exciting and productive year. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me, either at the end of the school day or by filling in the contact form below. Many thanks, Miss Forbes.
In order to continue to make good progress, it is very important that you listen to your child read each day. If you are short on time, just a few pages is enough, with a focus on quality rather than quantity. At school we will attempt to hear each child read two or three times a week, so please ensure that your child has their reading book in their book bag every day. The children will also be given lots of opportunities to read, share and enjoy books at other times.
Your child will be bringing home spellings to learn each week; using the Look, Cover, Write, Check format. They will be tested every Friday and new spellings sent home that day.
Some homework will be sent home in addition to spelling and reading to help reinforce the learning objectives taught in class.
It is important that your child learns to form their letters correctly to gain a flow with their writing. If you would like some handwriting sheets to work on at home please ask. We also have sheets to help form numbers correctly.
Each Friday, one child will take our class bear and a diary home for the weekend. They will be asked to take the teddy on their adventures over the weekend and record what they have done in the diary. Please return this to school on Monday so your child can share their weekend news with the class.
So far it looks like this. We are still thinking about how to make it even better!
All the Year 1 children had a great time taking part in the run for St. John's Hospice.
On Monday, Year 1 spent a lovely afternoon at the Judges' Lodgings.
In the kitchen, we met the very jolly cook, Mrs Bridges and helped her to stir her Christmas pudding.