Year 1 and 2 (Pegasus, Goblins, Gnomes)
Phase leader: Miss Chapman (Gnomes Class)
Teachers: Mr Townsend (Pegasus) Miss Simpson (Goblins)
Cover Supervisors: Mrs Marriott
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Stokes, Mrs Fuggle and Mrs Murray
We use Monster Phonics to help us teach phonics. Watch this video to find out more.
WHAT WE ARE LEARNING
This term we will be learning about habitats, specifically 'From Antarctica to Africa'.
What could I do at home to help?
From Antarctica to Africa
Have a look at a globe. look for the oceans and the continents.
Read stories set in other countries.
Watch a documentary about African or polar wildlife.
We are trialling a new homework approach this term. Please check your child's bag for their new sheet. The new sheet is also attached at the end of this page.
Please name all your child’s clothes.
Please tick/write a comment if you have shared your child’s home reading book or any other reading activity at home.
Please ensure that children have correct PE kit including a tracksuit or jogging bottoms and jumper for outside PE. Can you also check that children have correctly fitting trainers (outdoor PE) and plimsolls (indoor PE).
BLUE CONTACT BOOK
Please use this book as a point of contact. Let us know if your child is feeling unwell, or if someone different is collecting them etc. We will use it to communicate general information. If you have any questions or concerns pop a note in the contact book and we can arrange a time to meet to discuss it.
Playground 8.30-8.45 am
Playtime and fruit snack 10.10 am
Lunch 12.00-12.25 pm
Gnomes - Monday and Tuesday
Goblins - Monday and Thursday
Pegasus - Monday and Thursday
The children have set reading book change days which are Monday and Thursday so all home reading books and record sheets. If books need to be changed outside of those days, the children will need to ask an adult who will then let them know when it is convenient for them to do so.
Sometimes, children choose to read their own books instead of school books. This is fine.
HOW YOU CAN HELP YOUR CHILD AT HOME
Read with your child daily or as often as you can. Support your child’s phonics development by playing phonics play activities or simple eye-spy games linked to the phonemes. Support homework activities but please try to allow the children some time for independent work within homework tasks too. Sumdog is also a great website for the children to play whilst supported by an adult.
www.phonicsplay.co.uk - (username: marden password: phonics)