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Welcome to Year 1 and 2

 

Meet the Staff

 

Miss Boon – Class Teacher

Mrs Clewes - Class Teacher

Mrs Bates – Teaching Assistant

Miss Hardy - 1:1 Support

 

Our Class Saint

 

 

St Vincent de Paul

 

Year 1 & 2 looked at lots of saints, but chose this special saint to guide us through our school year. St Vincent de Paul is the patron saint of charity and dedicated his life to serving the poor. He was born on 24th April 1581 to a poor family.              St Vincent’s family sent him away to get an education and he was ordained as a priest at age 19. He began working with the wealthy and the powerful, before taking a vocation working with the poor and needy. He spent the rest of his life preaching and providing relief to the poor.                                                     

 St Vincent de Paul died in Paris on 27th September 1660 – aged 79.

 

St Vincent de Paul reminds us that we should help those who are less fortunate than ourselves. This can be done in various ways, such as donating money to charities, donating our old toys and clothes to those who need them and offering our time and support to helping others who need us. By following the guidance of  St Vincent de Paul we can serve God and live life as He tells us to.

 

Feast Day - Sunday 27th September. We will celebrate this in school on Monday 28th September.

 

 

Summer 2 Topic

 

                   

 

This half term we will be focusing on three texts in particular. These are The Jolly Postman and other people’s letters, Meerkat Mail and Vlad and Florence Nightingale. We will be looking at lots of different aspects of literacy with these texts, including features of letter writing and features of non-chronological reports/informative writing.  

R.E.

 

 

 
 
  • We will be beginning this half term looking at the unit ‘Following Jesus today’. Children will understand that they belong to the Church through baptism and know what it truly means to be a part of God’s family and a true follower of Jesus.

 We will then go on to look at the unit ‘forgiveness’. This develops the children’s knowledge of the importance of forgiveness as a gift that we can receive and that we can give to others. 

Homework

 

  • Please note that all homework is now set on Purple Mash. Your child’s log-in details are stuck into their reading diaries. They will be listed under the 2do section.
  • Daily Maths homework will be four questions consolidating the week’s new maths learning. This must be completed by all children each evening.
  • Daily Literacy homework will support the development and enrichment of vocabulary. Words will be taken from class texts, stories read in school or key vocabulary from other curriculum areas. Y1 pupils should read and practise the words at home. Y2 pupils should use the words within a sentence and write those sentences in their literacy homework book.
  • Weekly homework - Children will also receive one piece of homework on a Friday to be returned on Monday. This homework will be centred around Science, History, Geography, D&T, Art, French, Computing or PSHE, and will be rotated on a weekly basis.
  • Reading diaries – Children are encouraged to read at home daily (for at least 20 minutes) and are expected to have their diaries signed by an adult at least 3 times a week. Please note that unless the children’s diaries are signed to say that they have read, their book will not be changed.
  • For Y1, we change reading books on a Monday and Thursday. The children will each receive one phonetically decodable book that they can read independently and one shared book that is for you to read with your child.
  • Y2 children will be able to change their book once they have read three times and taken an accelerated reader quiz.

Spellings – Spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested in the form of a dictation on a Friday. These will still be given as a paper copy.

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  • The children will have the Port Vale coaching team on Tuesdays.
  • The children will have an additional PE lesson with me on Thursdays.

On PE days, the children are permitted to wear their PE kit all day.

    For more information on what we will be looking at across the curriculum in Summer 2 please see the information sheet below.

    In Science we have be learning about which of our senses is most useful for identifying flavour.

    We had lots of fun making book marks in our Craft Club.

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