Welcome to Year 1 and 2
Meet the Staff
Miss Boon – Class Teacher
Mrs Bates – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Parrish - Teaching Assistant
Our Class Saint
This year, our class saint in Year 1 and Year 2 is St Teresa of Calcutta or as many know her, Mother Teresa. She was a humanitarian and this meant that she did many things to help others. She devoted her life to helping the poor, the sick, the needy and the helpless. When she was 36 years old, she felt a call from God to help the people of India. She had very little support and overcame great challenges herself, including hunger and illness.
Later, St Teresa formed the Missionaries of Charity. She described the purpose of the Missionaries of Charity as an organisation that was to take care of all of the people wo are shunned by society. Today there are over 4000 nuns who care for people all around the world and follow in Mother Teresa’s footsteps.
St Teresa will guide us through this academic year as we strive to become more loving and compassionate to those people who are in need. We will listen for God’s calling and ask him to lead us in the right direction, helping anyone who needs us.
St Teresa of Calcutta, pray for us.
Feast Day - Saturday 4th September. We will celebrate this in school on Wednesday 15th September.
Our class texts for this half term are Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae,
Tiddler by Julia Donaldson and Lucy & Tom at the Seaside by Shirley Hughes.
We will begin this half term by focusing on the unit Easter. This unit will develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the season of Easter as a celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus. The children will understand the importance of the Resurrection and its message.
We will then move on to the unit of Pentecost. This will develop the children’s understanding and knowledge of Pentecost as the fulfilment of Jesus’ promise to send the Holy Spirit. The children will learn about the coming of the Holy Spirit as a promised gift that brought about a change in the lives of the disciples and how we celebrate and receive that gift in our lives today.
To help with homework, I have produced a handy document that explains all of the homework that the children will need to complete. I will send this home with the children on the first day back. If you require an electronic copy, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ideas for books to be experienced.
The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse – Ursula Moray Williams
Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat – Ursula Moray Williams
Anna Hibiscus- Atinuke
Burger Boy – Alan Durant
Hue Boy – Caroline Binch
Lion at School – Philippa Pearce
Mrs. Pepperpot – Alf Proysen
The Diary of a Killer Cat – Anne Fine
A Sudden Puff of Glittering Smoke – Anne Fine
The Magic Finger – Roald Dahl
Fantastic Mr. Fox – Roald Dahl
Dick King-Smith animal stories
Winnie the Pooh – A A Milne
Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf – Catherine Storr
Jack and the Baked Beanstalk – Colin Stimpson
Winnie the Witch series – Korky Paul and Valerie Thomas
The Day the Crayons Quit – Drew Daywalt
My Naughty Little Sister – Dorothy Edwards
The Storm Whale – Benji Davies
The Story Tree – Hugh Lupton
The Bear and the Piano – David Litchfield
The Colour of Home – Mary Hoffman
Greenling – Levi Pinfold