Miss Amy Callaghan and Mrs Julie Cox
Mrs Sarah Welsh, Mrs Sian Ferguson and Mrs Amrit Bhogal
We are your teachers in Year 1 and 2.
We hope you are going to have a fun-filled year learning lots of new and exciting things.
You can use this page to further your learning by using the links in the subject boxes.
We want you to focus on learning and recalling your times tables. You can do this by playing on Times Tables Rock Stars.
Click on this link to take you straight to it. https://ttrockstars.com/
In Year 2, TTRS homework is set every Friday and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday.
Complete Studio games to increase your speed and get on our leadership board!
Things to practise at home: *x2, x5, x10 *Counting to and from 100 *Number bonds to 10 (i.e. 0+10, 1+9, 2+8, etc.) and number bonds to 20 *Identifying the place value of a 2 digit number (i.e. 45 = 4 tens and 5 ones = 40 + 5)
Bring in your work for a MME and praise points!
Our Author focus this year is Dr Seuss, many of our class readers will be from his collection of books. I know you'll love these stories.
Have a look at our Virtual Library where you will be able to listen to some of the Dr Seuss stories we have shared in class.
Click the link to find these stories.
Focus texts for Autumn term.
During reading in Autumn 1 we will be focussing stories and rhymes from our author, Dr Seuss. In Autumn 2, we will be looking at books from familiar settings. These will be stories, poems and non-fiction books about special toys.
Our author focus in Yr 2 is Roald Dahl. Most of our class readers this year will be Roald Dahl books, which I'm sure you will love!
Why not have a look at our virtual library, you will be able to find all of the Roald Dahl classics here! https://www.thinglink.com/scene/1421526747022622722
Autumn 1 texts: 'The Tale of the Turnip' retold by Jenny Giles and 'The Gingerbread Man' (Ladybird).
We have been exploring 'The Tale of the Turnip' in Literacy this term. Why not rewrite the story adding ENPs and your own illustrations? Or you could turn the story into a play like the play in the back of our book. Can you get some of your family members to act your play out with you? Get an adult to send in your video.
MME and praise points for your efforts.
Following this, we will be exploring The Gingerbread Man. As part of this, we will be exploring recipe books and instructions. You could: *Follow a recipe with the help of an adult to make something yummy OR *Follow this recipe to make your own Gingerbread Men
Don't forget to send in some photos for a MME and praise points!
Y2 Gingerbread Man Recipe!
(Mrs Welsh's Literacy group made these as part of our Writing Assessment process.)
Ingredients: 340g plain flour, 115g butter, 2 tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, a few currants, 1 beaten egg, 4 tbsp golden syrup, 175g soft brown sugar
*Preheat the oven to 190° and grease baking trays.
*Melt the sugar, butter and syrup in a saucepan, stirring over a low heat until melted. (In class, we melted the butter in a microwave and then added the sugar and syrup.)
*Sift the flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda into the mixing bowl.
*Add the syrup mixture and beaten egg.
*Mix everything together.
*Then knead it into a ball.
*Chill the dough in a plastic bag in the fridge for 30 minutes. (We missed this step out when doing it in the classroom!)
*Sprinkle some flour on the table and your rolling pin.
*Roll the dough out.
*Use the biscuit cutters to cut out the gingerbread people.
*Lift them onto the baking tray.
*Add currants for eyes and buttons.
*Bake for 10m until golden brown.
*Leave to cool before eating!!
Phonics is a big part of our learning in KS1. You need to learn your red words and use the speed sound chart for spelling.
Here is a website that has lots of red word games for you to play.
A great way to practise your spellings is by using our spelling learning platform: Spelling Shed. This allows you to practise your spellings in a fun and engaging way.
Click on the link below and start earning points!
In Y1 and Y2, Ed Shed spellings are set on a Friday and due on a Wednesday.
This term we will be studying...
We will be learning about our local area.
Have you seen these human features in our local area?
We will be learning about our senses and the body parts linked to these.
Can you match the body part to the correct sense?
We will be learning about how people celebrate special times, including Baptisms.
Have you ever been to a Baptism? Click on the link to watch Dotty and Buzz go to a church and find out all about Baptisms.
We will be learning about Old School Hip Hop!
One of the songs we will be listening to and using for inspiration is 'It's Like That' by RUN DMC.
Click the link and have a listen to the song.
We will be developing our drawing skills focusing on the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
Have a go at drawing a portrait using fruits, vegetables and flowers.
Please bring them in or send pictures to the school postbox as we would love to see them.
This half term, we will be studying…
We will be learning about the Apollo 11 Moon landing. We will learn about significant people from the event, which is within living memory and key events. We will also compare space travel today to identify what is the same and what is different.
You could talk to older family members or friends and ask them what they remember about the moon landings or if they remember being told about it from older relatives. You could also research Moon Landings.
The CBBC website has some information, videos and pictures you can look at together:
Design and Technology
We will be learning the technical skills of exploring and using mechanisms within a product. We will learn how to use wheels and axles. We are looking forward to seeing if we can design, construct then test our own moon buggies!
You could explore how toys at home move. For example, how does a toy car move along the floor? Which are the moving parts?
We are learning about the importance of taking care of our bodies. We will learn about why exercise is important, that we need the right balance of food and the importance of being hygienic.
You could explore some of these activities with your family and talk about how exercise makes you feel.
We are learning about different celebrations from around the world. As part of this, we will focus on the following celebrations: Diwali, Chanukah and Christmas. Look at photos or videos of family celebrations and talk about what is happening.