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Year 1 and 2 (Hamilton, Backshall and Banksy)

STAFF

Key Stage leader:  Mr De-Keyzer (Hamilton Class)
Teachers: Mr Townsend (Backshall) Miss Simpson (Banksy)
Cover Supervisors:  Mrs Marriott
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Stokes and Mrs Stevens 

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We use Monster Phonics to help us teach phonics. Watch this video to find out more.

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WHAT WE ARE LEARNING

This term we will be learning about children's authors.

Class

Topics

What could I do at home to help?

Gnomes

Goblins

Pegasus

Earth and Beyond 

Have a look at the stars one night. Try downloading a star tracking app.

Watch some videos of space travel.

Read some stories set in space - Q Pootle 5, Man on the Moon, The Way Back Home etc. 

HOMEWORK

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.

Purple Mash is a great place to find new and interesting ways to complete your homework.  The website can be used to complete any of the homework tasks (unless we specifically ask you not to).

REMINDERS

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.

DAILY INFORMATION

  • Playground 8.30-8.45 am
  • Playtime and fruit snack 10.10 am                 
  • Lunch 12.00-12.25 pm
  • Playground 12.25-1.00pm

PE

  • Gnomes - Monday and Tuesday
  • Goblins - Monday and Thursday
  • Pegasus - Monday and Thursday

BOOK CHANGES!

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.

LINKS

www.phonicsplay.co.uk -  (username: marden password: phonics)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/8_9/habitats.shtml

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/marden