Welcome to Year 1 and 2
Meet the Staff
Miss Boon – Class Teacher
Mrs Bates – 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.
Autumn 2 Topic
This half term, we will be focusing on Traditional Tales. We will spend the next six weeks looking at Goldilocks and the three bears, Jack and the Beanstalk and The Gingerbread Man. We will be looking at what features must be included in a traditional tale and comparing those features to ones used in more recent texts, such as Stick Man by Julia Donaldson.
We will begin this academic year by looking at Old Testament stories. This will give the children an insight into the stories and characters of the Old Testament.
This unit will also introduce the children to some important images of God found in the scriptures.
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 email@example.com
Spellings – Spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested in the form of a dictation on a Friday.
All children will be required to bring their PE/swimming kits in on their PE day and get changed at school. For any questions regarding kit please contact the school office.